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Sociology Schools In Washington State

In Washington State, there are 13 accredited schools where sociology classes faculty can find employment. Below are statistics and other relevant data to help analyze the state of sociology and sociology training in Washington State, which includes sociology training at the following levels:


  1. Central Washington University

    400 East University Way, Ellensburg, Washington 98926-7501

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  2. Eastern Washington University

    526 5th Street, Cheney, Washington 99004-2496

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  3. Gonzaga University

    E 502 Boone Ave, Spokane, Washington 99258-0001

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  4. Pacific Lutheran University

    1010 122nd St So, Tacoma, Washington 98447-0003

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  5. University of Puget Sound

    1500 N Warner, Tacoma, Washington 98416

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  6. Seattle Pacific University

    3307 3rd Ave W, Seattle, Washington 98119-1997

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  7. Seattle University

    900 Broadway, Seattle, Washington 98122-4340

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  8. Walla Walla University

    204 S College Ave, College Place, Washington 99324-1198

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  9. Washington State University

    French Administration Building, Pullman, Washington 99164-5910

    115 U.S. News National University Ranking
  10. University of Washington-Seattle Campus

    1400 NE Campus Parkway, Seattle, Washington 98195-4550

    42 U.S. News National University Ranking
  11. Western Washington University

    516 High St, Bellingham, Washington 98225-9008

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  12. Whitman College

    345 Boyer Ave, Walla Walla, Washington 99362

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  13. Whitworth University

    300 W Hawthorne Rd, Spokane, Washington 99251

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Professional Trends

Washington State Vs. National Sociology Employment

Washington State 420
National 21,140

Of all of the sociology professionals that work in the US, approximately 2% work in Washington State state.

Employment Growth for Sociology professionals In Washington State

330 390 270 440 420
2006 2007 2008 2009 2010
  • Yellow: Actual Values

In Washington State, the field of sociology is growing. In 2010 there were 90 more sociology professionals working in Washington State than there were in 2006. Thus, the field of sociology has grown by 27% in Washington State. This growth is faster than the change in the number of sociology professionals around the country. Nationally, the number of sociology professionals has grown by 8% from 2006 to 2010.

Sociology VS. All Professions salaries in Washington State

$63,960 $61,255 $63,860 $61,310 $62,645
$48,545 $50,054 $51,159 $52,682 $54,489
2006 2007 2008 2009 2010
  • Light Blue: Sociology
  • Dark Yellow: All Professions

The amount earned by sociology professionals is decreasing in Washington State. The mean salary for sociology professionals in 2006 was $63,960 per year. And in 2010 the mean salary was $62,645 per year.

Salary percentiles for Sociology professionals in Washington State

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Thus, sociology professionals' salaries declined by 2% in 4 years. State trends for all professions are quite different from this decline. In the state of Washington State, there is a huge variation in pay, within the field of sociology. The pay differential between the highest paid sociology professionals and those in the bottom 10% of the pay bracket is 134%

Average Salaries for Sociology professionals and related professions in Washington State

Forensic Psychology
Mental Health
School Psychology
Sports Psychology

Sociology professionals in Washington State earn, on average, more than their counterparts in related professions.

Educational Trends

Sociology programs available for each degree type for all schools in Washington State


The number of students graduating from the 13 accredited sociology schools in Washington State is decreasing. In Washington State, there were 723 graduates in 2006. And there were 685 graduates from sociology courses in 2010.

Thus there was a 5% percent decrease in the number of sociology school degree or certificate graduates in Washington State. A majority of these graduates, or 81%, graduated with a bachelor's degree in sociology.

Sociology Faculty Salaries in Washington State

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