Sociologist - Salary and Career
Professionals in Sociological Anthropological Research and Analysis

Sociologist - Career description, activities, functions and salary

They carry out social, economic and political studies and research, participate in territorial and socio-environmental management, study the archaeological heritage, manage historical and cultural heritage. Conduct market research. They participate in the design, implementation and evaluation of public policies and programs, organize social, cultural and political information. They prepare technical-scientific documents.

How much does an Sociologist earn

A Sociologist earns between $2.124 and $10.597 per month, with an average monthly salary of $4.593 and a median salary of $3.937 according to an Averwage.com salary survey along with to data of professionals hired and fired by companies in the labor market.

Our research is based on the salaries of 86 professionals hired and dismissed by the period from 06/2021 to 05/2022 (last year).


Salary ranges for the Sociologist

Monthly Salary Annual Salary Salary Per Week Hourly Salary
Average wage 4.593 55.116 1.148 24
1º Quartile 2.124 25.488 531 11
Median Salary 3.937 47.243 984 20
3º Quartile 8.082 96.985 2.021 41
Higher Salary 10.597 127.170 2.649 54


Professional job categories

  • Science and arts professionals
    • professionals of the social sciences and humanities
      • social scientists, psychologists
        • professionals in sociological anthropological research and analysis

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Main workplaces

Professionals in Sociological Anthropological Research and Analysis they work predominantly in public administration bodies and in public and private research bodies and departments, as statutory or salaried employees. They work individually or in an interdisciplinary team, without supervision, indoors or outdoors, during daytime hours. In some activities they may be subject to work under pressure that can cause stress.


What does it take to work in the field of Professionals in Sociological Anthropological Research and Analysis

The exercise of these occupations requires a complete higher education in the area of activity.


Functions and activities of Sociologist

Professionals in Sociological Anthropological Research and Analysis must:

  • organize social, cultural and political information;
  • demonstrate personal skills;
  • perform market research;
  • study the archaeological heritage;
  • perform social, economic and political studies and research;
  • conduct social, economic and political studies and research;
  • participate in the development and implementation of public policies and programs;
  • organizing social, cultural and political information;
  • participate in territorial and social and environmental management;
  • manage historical and cultural heritage;
  • participate in the elaboration and implementation of public policies and programs;
  • studying the archaeological heritage;
  • carry out social, economic and political studies and research;
  • evaluate public policies and programs;
  • elaborate technical-scientific documents;
  • participate in territorial and socio-environmental management;

  • Activities

    • identify collective demands;
    • characterize the living conditions of the population;
    • research will participate in society politics;
    • elaborate scientific articles;
    • elaborate action plan;
    • organize use and access to cultural assets;
    • identify actors involved in public programs;
    • test advertising campaigns;
    • analyze the results and impacts of policies;
    • conduct public opinion surveys;
    • investigating societies through material remains;
    • empower research teams;
    • disseminating information on heritage;
    • perform field research;
    • elaborate technical reports;
    • to raise information sources;
    • classify collected data;
    • ethnography of material and immaterial cultural manifestations;
    • define research methodologies;
    • develop action plan;
    • define program implementation strategies;
    • provide subsidies for cultural ecological-economic zoning programs;
    • participate in ethno-environmental studies;
    • characterize the anthropic environment;
    • establish evaluation methods;
    • carrying out actions to preserve and enhance the archaeological heritage;
    • integrating local people in archaeological research;
    • identify program vulnerabilities;
    • research electoral behavior;
    • participate in the preparation of guidelines for the preservation of cultural heritage;
    • collect documentary and oral information;
    • research will participate in the politics of society;
    • systemize primary and secondary data;
    • elaborate evaluation reports;
    • perform socio-economic studies;
    • monitor public programs;
    • elaborate reports and expertise;
    • define evaluation indicators;
    • demonstrate analytical ability;
    • mediate conflicts;
    • adapt to local market, global market research instruments;
    • promote community participation for the preservation of historical and cultural heritage;
    • study migratory processes;
    • giving up information sources;
    • develop thematic materials for the media;
    • investigate political institutions;
    • delimit lands of traditional populations (indians, quilombos and others);
    • check consumer behavior at the point of sale;
    • set up land tenure regularization processes for traditional populations;
    • perform expert analysis;
    • define implementation schedule;
    • evaluate research projects related to cultural heritage;
    • theoretical formulation ability;
    • demonstrate ability to observe, describe and record;
    • participate in demographic studies;
    • demonstrate synthesis ability;
    • study processes of formulation and implementation of public policies;
    • work as a team;
    • perform laboratory activities on the recovered remains (cure, analysis, remains and records) ;
    • analyze processes of political-social change;
    • disclose search results;
    • aim for corrective actions;
    • evaluate customer satisfaction;
    • recommend market actions;
    • to gather information sources;
    • develop guidelines;
    • study social organizations;
    • demonstrate sensitivity in understanding values and motivations;
    • perform education for the preservation of historical and cultural heritage;
    • monitor progress of archaeological projects;
    • make information and data available;
    • research social segments (young people, women, specific social segments );
    • identify lands of traditional populations (indians, quilombos and others);
    • work in adverse situations;
    • participate in population resettlement processes;
    • disseminating heritage information;
    • elaborate ethnographic studies;
    • identify existing information;
    • monitor implementation of public policies;
    • perform institutional analysis;
    • establish objects and goals;
    • study the identity of social groups;
    • survey the archaeological heritage to be researched;
    • disseminate information on heritage;
    • develop data collection instruments;
    • demonstrate scientific rigor;
    • identify the socioeconomic profile of users of public programs;
    • evaluate consumer perception;
    • work as a team;
    • perform consumer product testing;
    • structuring information systems;
    • participate in inspection programs for traditional territories;
    • participate in the implementation of projects with traditional populations;
    • participate in the definition of political campaigns strategy;
    • conduct behavioral research;
    • elaborate action plan;
    • investigate shopping habits and attitudes;
    • training agents and multipliers;
    • promote community participation;
    • inventory cultural heritage;
    • subsidize management plans;
    • analyze decision-making processes;
    • investigate attitudes, values and motivations of social groups;
    • monitor the implementation of public policies;
    • measure penetration and positioning of products in the market;
    • subsidize the formulation of preservation laws;


    Sectors that hire Sociologist the most in the job market

    • engineering services
    • business management consulting activities
    • tests and technical analysis
    • professional and management development training
    • general public administration
    • regulation of health, education, cultural services and other social services activities
    • activities of associations for the defense of social rights
    • assistance hostels
    • geological studies activities
    • construction administration




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