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-5% Jobs Projection
$93,850 Median Salary
20 Job Openings

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

  • Employment for Sociologists in North Carolina is expected to decrease.

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

How Many Sociologists Work in North Carolina?

In 2018, there were 70 Sociologists working in the state.

There were 140 Sociologists employed in this state in 2017.

That’s a decline of 70 jobs between 2017 and 2018.


The typical state has 75 Sociologists working in it, which means North Carolina has fewer Sociologists than average.


Job Projections for North Carolina

Jobs for Sociologists in this state are declining at a rate of 5.0% which is a faster decline than the nationwide estimated projection of 0.0%.


North Carolina Annual Job Openings

The BLS is projecting 20 annual Sociologists job openings in North Carolina, and 190 total jobs in the year 2026.

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

What do Sociologists Make in North Carolina?

In 2018 wages for Sociologists ranged from $52,960 to $145,790 with $93,850 being the median annual salary.

Broken down to an hourly rate, workers in this field made anywhere from $25.46 to $70.09. The median hourly rate was $45.12.

Workers in this field were paid a median of $40.97 an hour in 2017.

The hourly rate grew by $4.15.

The median salary in North Carolina is higher than the nationwide median salary.


Top North Carolina Metros for Sociologists

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

Metro Number Employed Annual Median Salary
Durham-Chapel Hill, NC 50 $87,070

Top States for Sociologists Employment

View the list below to see 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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