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8.3% Jobs Projection
$75,670 Median Salary
10 Job Openings

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

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

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

How Many Sociologists Work in Washington?

80 people worked as Sociologists in 2018 in this state.

There were 80 Sociologists employed in this state in 2017.

The amount of jobs between 2017 and 2018 is holding steady.


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


Job Projections for Washington

Jobs for Sociologists in this state are growing at a rate of 8.3% which is faster than the nationwide estimated projection of 0.0%.


Washington Annual Job Openings

The BLS estimates 10 annual job openings, and a total of 130 jobs for Washington Sociologists in 2026.

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

What do Sociologists Make in Washington?

In 2018 wages for Sociologists ranged from $55,850 to $99,540 with $75,670 being the median annual salary.

Broken down to an hourly rate, workers in this field made anywhere from $26.85 to $47.86. The median hourly rate was $36.38.

Workers in this field were paid a median of $35.3 an hour in 2017.

The hourly rate grew by $1.08.

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


Top Washington Metros for Sociologists

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

Metro Number Employed Annual Median Salary
Seattle-Tacoma-Bellevue, WA 50 $66,380

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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