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Sociology Schools
In San Francisco, California

The city of San Francisco has 4 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 San Francisco, which includes sociology training at the following levels:


Professional Trends

San Francisco Vs. California Sociology Employment

San Francisco 180
California 2,350

Of the 2,350 sociology professionals employed in California, 180 work in San Francisco. Between 2006 and 2010, the number of sociology professionals in San Francisco has grown by 29%. Overall employment in San Francisco has also increased.

San Francisco Vs. California Sociology employment growth

530 1,970 2,210 2,680 2,350
140 470 170 170 180
2006 2007 2008 2009 2010
  • Grey: California
  • Dark Yellow: San Francisco

Sociology VS. All professions salaries in San Francisco

$118,130 $105,310 $108,885 $93,100 $76,380
$54,770 $57,810 $60,430 $61,940 $63,290
2006 2007 2008 2009 2010
  • Light Blue: Sociology in San Francisco
  • Dark Yellow: All Professions in San Francisco

As the number of sociology professionals in San Francisco has grown, salaries for sociology professionals have decreased. San Francisco sociology professionals made $76,380 per year, on average, in 2010. The average salary for sociology professionals in San Francisco was $118,130 per year, four years earlier in 2006. The decline in the salary of sociology professionals in San Francisco is faster than the salary trend for all careers in the city.

Salary percentiles for Sociology professionals in San Francisco

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25th percentile
50th percentile
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90th percentile

Sociology professionals in San Francisco earn a median salary of $73,770 per year. The difference in pay between the sociology professionals in the lowest pay bracket and those in the highest pay bracket is approximately 148%. Those in the lowest 10% of the pay bracket earn less than $45,100 per year, while those in the highest 10% of the pay bracket earn more than $111,760 per year.

Average Salaries for Sociology professionals and related professions in San Francisco

Mental Health
School Psychology
Sports Psychology
Forensic Psychology

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

Educational Trends

Sociology schools in San Francisco


Many of San Francisco's sociology professionals are graduates of one of the 4 accredited sociology schools in the city.

Sociology Programs Offered In San Francisco


San Francisco's sociology schools offer 4 sociology degree and certificate programs.

Student Completed Sociology Degrees In San Francisco


Approximately 160 students completed sociology courses in 2010.

Sociology Faculty Salaries in San Francisco, California

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