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What is the average salary for an Economist?

The average salary of an Economist is $101,450. Salaries start from $49,940 and go up to $158,090. Please note that the average salary for an Economist may vary depending on several factors, like level of education, amount of experience, industry, company size and location. Our source, the Bureau of Labor Statistics, produces some of the United States most sensitive and important economic information, which is based on their strongest commitment to accuracy, quality and integrity.

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$0 $158,090
Starting ($49.9k)
Junior ($67.4k)
Experienced ($93.1k)
Senior ($126.2k)
Highest ($158.1k)
Highest

The top 10% of Economists in United States earn:

$158,090
Senior

The top 25% of Economists in United States earn:

$126,230
Experienced

The middle 50% of Economists in United States earn:

$93,070
Junior

The bottom 25% of Economists in United States earn:

$67,380
Starting

The bottom 10% of Economists in United States earn:

$49,940

Historical salary

Economist salary by state

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State Salary Rank
Economist Salary in Indiana 198,120 1
Economist Salary in Ohio 123,230 2
Economist Salary in Virginia 120,150 3
Economist Salary in New York 118,750 4
Economist Salary in District of Columbia 116,740 5
Economist Salary in Maryland 107,490 6
Economist Salary in Alabama 104,280 7
Economist Salary in Texas 102,130 8
Economist Salary in United States 101,450 9
Economist Salary in Illinois 101,040 10
Economist Salary in New Jersey 99,520 11
Economist Salary in California 97,850 12
Economist Salary in Louisiana 97,060 13
Economist Salary in North Carolina 96,740 14
Economist Salary in Georgia 95,530 15
Economist Salary in Massachusetts 95,210 16
Economist Salary in Missouri 94,730 17
Economist Salary in Montana 91,340 18
Economist Salary in Connecticut 90,090 19
Economist Salary in Colorado 88,660 20
Economist Salary in Alaska 87,880 21
Economist Salary in Pennsylvania 87,550 22
Economist Salary in Tennessee 84,320 23
Economist Salary in Michigan 81,420 24
Economist Salary in Oregon 80,180 25
Economist Salary in Washington 80,180 26
Economist Salary in Florida 76,550 27
Economist Salary in Arizona 75,710 28
Economist Salary in Oklahoma 74,290 29
Economist Salary in Utah 74,260 30
Economist Salary in Vermont 73,610 31
Economist Salary in New Hampshire 72,420 32
Economist Salary in Maine 72,100 33
Economist Salary in Delaware 71,030 34
Economist Salary in Kansas 69,700 35
Economist Salary in South Carolina 69,680 36
Economist Salary in Wisconsin 69,660 37
Economist Salary in Iowa 68,140 38
Economist Salary in Mississippi 68,020 39
Economist Salary in Arkansas 67,830 40
Economist Salary in Hawaii 65,990 41
Economist Salary in Wyoming 65,560 42
Economist Salary in Minnesota 65,020 43
Economist Salary in Kentucky 62,060 44
Economist Salary in New Mexico 60,140 45
Economist Salary in Idaho 57,190 46
Economist Salary in West Virginia 49,500 47
Economist Salary in Puerto Rico 37,510 48