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Sociology Schools
In Los Angeles, California

The city of Los Angeles has 7 schools where sociology faculty can find employment. Below are statistics and other relevant data to help analyze the state of sociology and sociology education in Los Angeles, which includes sociology training at the following levels:


Professional Trends

Los Angeles Vs. California Sociology Employment

Los Angeles 390
California 2,350

Exactly 390 of the 2,350 sociology professionals employed in California, work in Los Angeles. There has been a 144% growth in the number of sociology professionals in Los Angeles between the years 2006 and 2010. As the number of sociology professionals in Los Angeles has increased, overall employment in Los Angeles has also increased.

Los Angeles Vs. California Sociology employment growth

530 1,970 2,210 2,680 2,350
160 290 290 450 390
2006 2007 2008 2009 2010
  • Grey: California
  • Dark Yellow: Los Angeles

Sociology VS. All professions salaries in Los Angeles

$77,970 $85,120 $94,370 $81,500 $88,280
$43,160 $45,390 $47,600 $49,010 $50,240
2006 2007 2008 2009 2010
  • Light Blue: Sociology in Los Angeles
  • Dark Yellow: All Professions in Los Angeles

In Los Angeles, salaries for sociology professionals have increased. Los Angeles sociology professionals made $88,280 per year, on average, in 2010. Four years earlier in 2006, the average salary for sociology professionals in Los Angeles was $77,970 per year. The growth in the salary of sociology professionals in Los Angeles is slower than the salary trend for all careers in the city.

Salary percentiles for Sociology professionals in Los Angeles

10th percentile
25th percentile
50th percentile
75th percentile
90th percentile

Sociology professionals make a median salary of $84,015 per year in Los Angeles. The difference in pay between the sociology professionals in the lowest pay bracket and those in the highest pay bracket is approximately 166%. Those in the lowest 10% of the pay bracket earn less than $52,380 per year, while those in the highest 10% of the pay bracket earn more than $139,265 per year.

Average Salaries for Sociology professionals and related professions in Los Angeles

Mental Health
School Psychology
Sports Psychology
Forensic Psychology

Sociology professional salaries in Los Angeles are, on average, higher than salaries earned for professionals in related fields.

Educational Trends

Sociology schools in Los Angeles


There are 7 accredited sociology schools in the city. Many of Los Angeles' sociology professionals are graduates of one of these schools.

Sociology Programs Offered In Los Angeles


There are a total of 13 degree and certificate programs in sociology offered by Los Angeles' sociology schools.

Student Completed Sociology Degrees In Los Angeles


In 2010 approximately 932 students graduated from sociology courses.

Sociology Faculty Salaries in Los Angeles, California

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