Sociology Degree Careers


What Can I do with a Sociology Degree & What Can I Earn?


Professional Career Annual Salary*

Corrections $39,0501
Educational Counseling $52,550
Healthcare Support $34,270
Human Resources $56,440
Investigations $65,860
Law Enforcement $55,1802
Market Research $61,580
Occupational Health & Safety $63,230
Political Research $104,090
Probation & Parole $50,5001
Public Health $50,170
Public Relations $51,960
Secondary Education $52,2003
Statistician $72,820
Survey Research $35,380
Urban Planner $61,8202
Youth Programming & Counseling $53,2301

*Annual wages have been calculated by multiplying the hourly mean wage by 2080 hours; where an hourly mean wage is not published the annual wage has been directly calculated from the reported survey data  ¹ IL: 5th Top Paying State   ² IL: 4th Top Paying State  ³ IL: 2nd Top Paying State
Source: United States Department of Labor - Bureau of Labor Statistics.   May 2009 National Occupational Employment & Wages Estimate