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Sociology Professors in California

Considering a career as a Sociology Professor in California?

9.1% Jobs Projection
$90,330 Median Salary
100 Job Openings

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

  • Projected employment for Sociology Professors in California is growing faster than average.

  • Sociology Professors in California earn higher salaries than the typical U.S. wage earner.

How Many Sociology Professors Work in California?

In 2018, there were 970 Sociology Professors working in the state.

There were 960 Sociology Professors employed in this state in 2017.

That’s growth of 10 jobs between 2017 and 2018.

Sociology Professors in CA Employment Trend

The typical state has 210 Sociology Professors working in it, which means California has more Sociology Professors than average.

Sociology Professors in CA vs. the Average State

Job Projections for California

Jobs for Sociology Professors in this state are growing at a rate of 9.1% which is slower than the nationwide estimated projection of 9.5%.

Job Projections for Sociology Professors: Nation vs. CA

California Annual Job Openings

The BLS estimates there will be 100 annual job openings, and 1,200 total jobs in 2026 for Sociology Professors in this state.

Nationwide, the prediction is 1,600 annual jobs and 19,600 total jobs in 2026.

What do Sociology Professors Make in California?

In 2018 wages for Sociology Professors ranged from $47,410 to $171,710 with $90,330 being the median annual salary.

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

Sociology Professors Earnings: CA vs. National Average

Top California Metros for Sociology Professors

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

Metro Number Employed Annual Median Salary
Los Angeles-Long Beach-Anaheim, CA 380 n/a
San Francisco-Oakland-Hayward, CA 110 $91,660
San Diego-Carlsbad, CA 110 $105,560
Riverside-San Bernardino-Ontario, CA 80 $111,420
Sacramento–Roseville–Arden-Arcade, CA 50 $93,680

Top States for Sociology Professors Employment

The table below shows the states where most Sociology Professors work.

State Number Employed Annual Median Salary
New York 1,290 $79,180
Texas 1,010 $74,280
California 970 $90,330
Pennsylvania 800 $74,180
Massachusetts 730 $75,600
Ohio 620 $80,210
Illinois 610 $69,450
Michigan 580 $81,000
North Carolina 500 $66,370
New Jersey 480 $81,960
Tennessee 450 $19,440
Virginia 430 $66,800
Washington 340 $62,980
Indiana 320 $73,470
Colorado 290 $62,890
Utah 270 $89,370
Minnesota 270 $76,370
Wisconsin 250 $78,800
Kansas 250 $68,710
South Carolina 240 $61,690

Below are the states where Sociology Professors get paid the most:

State Annual Median Salary
District of Columbia $116,760
Rhode Island $96,700
California $90,330
New Hampshire $89,510
Utah $89,370
Florida $88,540
Connecticut $85,020
Arizona $84,300
New Jersey $81,960
Michigan $81,000

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Occupation CA Employment Total
Psychology Professors 4,530
Area, Ethnic, and Cultural Studies Professors 1,280
Political Science Professors 860
Economics Professors 700
Anthropology and Archeology Professors 550
Geography Professors 280


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