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What is the average salary for Economists in the United States?

Economists earn an average hourly wage of $50.62. Hourly wages typically start from $24.25 and go up to $82.11. Economists earn an average salary of $105,290 per year. Salaries typically start from $50,440 and go up to $170,780.

These numbers may vary depending on several factors, like level of education, amount of experience, industry, company size and location.

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Highest

The top 10% of Economists in the United States earn:

$82.11 an hour $170,780 per year
Senior

The top 25% of Economists in the United States earn:

$62.44 an hour $129,880 per year
Experienced

The top 50% of Economists in the United States earn:

$46.02 an hour $95,710 per year
Junior

The bottom 25% of Economists in the United States earn:

$32.84 an hour $68,310 per year
Starting

The bottom 10% of Economists in the United States earn:

$24.25 an hour $50,440 per year

Historical salary for Economists in the United States

Economist salary by state

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State Hourly Wage Annual Salary Rank
Economist Salary in Indiana $86.38 $179,680 # 1
Economist Salary in Ohio $60.70 $126,250 # 2
Economist Salary in Virginia $58.17 $120,990 # 3
Economist Salary in District of Columbia $57.96 $120,550 # 4
Economist Salary in New York $56.79 $118,120 # 5
Economist Salary in Texas $56.32 $117,140 # 6
Economist Salary in Maryland $53.61 $111,500 # 7
Economist Salary in Louisiana $51.53 $107,190 # 8
Economist Salary in North Carolina $49.31 $102,570 # 9
Economist Salary in Illinois $48.98 $101,870 # 10
Economist Salary in Missouri $47.52 $98,840 # 11
Economist Salary in California $47.40 $98,590 # 12
Economist Salary in Georgia $46.15 $95,990 # 13
Economist Salary in Massachusetts $46.10 $95,890 # 14
Economist Salary in Alabama $45.31 $94,240 # 15
Economist Salary in Connecticut $44.79 $93,170 # 16
Economist Salary in Montana $43.56 $90,600 # 17
Economist Salary in Colorado $43.49 $90,460 # 18
Economist Salary in Florida $41.94 $87,230 # 19
Economist Salary in Alaska $41.15 $85,600 # 20
Economist Salary in Washington $40.66 $84,580 # 21
Economist Salary in New Jersey $40.64 $84,530 # 22
Economist Salary in Oregon $39.80 $82,790 # 23
Economist Salary in Oklahoma $39.48 $82,120 # 24
Economist Salary in Tennessee $39.45 $82,060 # 25
Economist Salary in Nevada $39.10 $81,330 # 26
Economist Salary in Pennsylvania $39.06 $81,240 # 27
Economist Salary in Vermont $38.27 $79,600 # 28
Economist Salary in Utah $37.72 $78,450 # 29
Economist Salary in Michigan $37.37 $77,740 # 30
Economist Salary in Delaware $36.45 $75,820 # 31
Economist Salary in New Hampshire $36.10 $75,080 # 32
Economist Salary in Arizona $35.61 $74,070 # 33
Economist Salary in Wisconsin $33.80 $70,300 # 34
Economist Salary in Iowa $33.67 $70,030 # 35
Economist Salary in Wyoming $33.58 $69,850 # 36
Economist Salary in Arkansas $33.32 $69,300 # 37
Economist Salary in Mississippi $32.70 $68,020 # 38
Economist Salary in Minnesota $32.67 $67,950 # 39
Economist Salary in Hawaii $32.66 $67,930 # 40
Economist Salary in South Carolina $32.66 $67,920 # 41
Economist Salary in Idaho $32.60 $67,810 # 42
Economist Salary in Kansas $30.55 $63,540 # 43
Economist Salary in Kentucky $30.54 $63,520 # 44
Economist Salary in Maine $30.43 $63,300 # 45
Economist Salary in New Mexico $27.81 $57,850 # 46
Economist Salary in West Virginia $24.94 $51,880 # 47
Source: U.S. Department of Labor Bureau of Labor Statistics