Economists

Economists study the production and distribution of resources, goods, and services by collecting and analyzing data, researching trends, and evaluating economic issues.

$102,490

Median US Salary

Master's degree

Minimum education requirement

Outlook for Economists

Currently employed

19,550

In the U.S. Total

Job Growth

6%

2016 - 2026 growth rate

Jobs added

1,000 to 4,999

Estimated over the next 10 years

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Median Salary by State for Economists

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10 Highest Paying States

(Median salary)

Virginia $119,600

District of Columbia $116,910

Maryland $113,750

California $112,670

Massachusetts $106,660

New York $103,510

Illinois $102,130

Ohio $100,170

Connecticut $99,840

Georgia $99,340

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Maxxing your 401k as Economists

All numbers based on median salary

% to Max 401k

18.5%

Per paycheck

$729.26

Bi-Weekly Pay Period

Gross Income $3,941.92
Pre Tax Retirement $729.26
Before Taxes $3,212.66
Taxes $963.80
Take Home $2,248.86

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