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Sociologists in Illinois

Considering a career as a Sociologist in Illinois?

-17% Jobs Projection
$75,290 Median Salary
0 Job Openings

While jobs for Sociologists in Illinois are decreasing, those who do work in these jobs get paid higher than average.

  • Employment for Sociologists in Illinois is expected to decrease.

  • Sociologists in Illinois earn higher salaries than the typical U.S. wage earner.

How Many Sociologists Work in Illinois?

350 people worked as Sociologists in 2018 in this state.

There were 90 Sociologists employed in this state in 2017.

That’s growth of 260 jobs between 2017 and 2018.


The typical state has 75 Sociologists working in it, which means Illinois has more Sociologists than average.


Job Projections for Illinois

Jobs for Sociologists in this state are declining at a rate of 16.7% which is a faster decline than the nationwide estimated projection of 0.0%.


Illinois Annual Job Openings

The BLS estimates 0 annual job openings, and a total of 50 jobs for Illinois Sociologists in 2026.

Nationwide, the prediction is 300 annual jobs and 3,500 total jobs in 2026.

What do Sociologists Make in Illinois?

In 2018 wages for Sociologists ranged from $59,610 to $127,930 with $75,290 being the median annual salary.

Broken down to an hourly rate, workers in this field made anywhere from $28.66 to $61.51. The median hourly rate was $36.2.

Workers in this field were paid a median of $32.12 an hour in 2017.

The hourly rate grew by $4.08.

The median salary in Illinois is higher than the nationwide median salary.


Top Illinois Metros for Sociologists

The table below shows some of the metros in this state with the most Sociologists.

Metro Number Employed Annual Median Salary
Chicago-Naperville-Elgin, IL-IN-WI 360 $75,020

Top States for Sociologists Employment

The table below shows the states where most Sociologists work.

State Number Employed Annual Median Salary
California 1,070 $97,200
Illinois 350 $75,290
New York 190 $62,680
Massachusetts 120 $95,780
Michigan 110 $77,170
Ohio 90 $64,940
Washington 80 $75,670
North Carolina 70 $93,850
Utah 60 $71,400
Maryland 60 $52,510
Pennsylvania 60 $120,900
Florida 50 $78,840
New Jersey 40 $91,930
South Dakota 30 $38,390

Below are the states where Sociologists get paid the most:

State Annual Median Salary
Pennsylvania $120,900
California $97,200
Massachusetts $95,780
North Carolina $93,850
New Jersey $91,930
Florida $78,840
Michigan $77,170
Wisconsin $75,860
Washington $75,670
Illinois $75,290

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