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Sociologists in New York

Is New York a good place for you to work as a Sociologist?

11.9% Jobs Projection
$62,680 Median Salary
50 Job Openings

You’re in luck! Jobs for Sociologists in New York are projected to grow and these jobs tend to pay higher than average.

  • Projected employment for Sociologists in New York is growing faster than average.

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

How Many Sociologists Work in New York?

There were approximately 190 workers employed as Sociologists in this state in 2018.

There were 310 Sociologists employed in this state in 2017.

That’s a decline of 120 jobs between 2017 and 2018.


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


Job Projections for New York

Jobs for Sociologists in this state are growing at a rate of 11.9% which is faster than the nationwide estimated projection of 0.0%.


New York Annual Job Openings

The BLS estimates there will be 50 annual job openings, and 470 total jobs in 2026 for Sociologists in this state.

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

What do Sociologists Make in New York?

In 2018 wages for Sociologists ranged from $40,710 to $131,610 with $62,680 being the median annual salary.

Broken down to an hourly rate, workers in this field made anywhere from $19.57 to $63.27. The median hourly rate was $30.13.

In 2017 the median pay for this field was $32.15 an hour.

The hourly rate declined by $2.02.

The median salary in New York is higher than the nationwide median salary.


Top New York Metros for Sociologists

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

Metro Number Employed Annual Median Salary
New York-Newark-Jersey City, NY-NJ-PA 170 $59,400

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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