Economists Salary in United States (2024)

The average salary for Economists in the United States is around $128180 per year.

How much do Economists make in the United States?

In the United States, Economists earn an average hourly wage of $61.63 and a mean annual wage of $128180.

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Economists earnings by experience

For Economists positions in the United States, hourly wages vary widely. The 10th percentile earns approximately $30.04 per hour, while those at the 25th percentile earn about $39.33 per hour. The median hourly wage stands at $54.78, and at the 75th percentile, it increases to $75.45. The top earners, at the 90th percentile, command an impressive $99.63 hourly.

When considering annual wages for Economists roles, the distribution remains diverse. At the 10th percentile, workers earn around $62480 annually, while those at the 25th percentile make about $81810 annually. The median annual wage, however, is $113940. For the 75th percentile, the figure rises to $156940, and at the 90th percentile, it peaks at $207230 per year.

Earnings for Starting level Economists

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Earnings for Junior-level Economists

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Earnings for Mid-level Economists

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Earnings for Senior-level Economists

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Earnings for Top-level Economists

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Occupational Employment and Wage Statistics by U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics (Last updated: May 2023)