Economist salary in the United States

Average salary
Based on 2,598 income tax records
Average salary by age
How much do Economists make?
The average total salary for a Economist is $118,500 per year. This is based on data from 2,598 TurboTax users who reported their occupation as Economist and includes taxable wages, tips, bonuses, and more. Economist salary can vary between $40,000 to $362,000 depending on factors including education, skills, experience, employer & location. Read more
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Economist salary by location

Economist salary by company

Average salary per year*
Salary range**
Board Of Governors Of The Frs, Fairfax County, VA
17 income tax records
$193K – $322K
International Monetary Fund, District Of Columbia County, DC
15 income tax records
$94K – $532K
International Bank For Reconstru, District Of Columbia County, DC
13 income tax records
$55K – $328K
Department Of The Interior, Arlington County, VA
10 income tax records
$65K – $188K
National Finance Center, Montgomery County, MD
67 income tax records
$73K – $198K
US Department Of Defense, Montgomery County, MD
13 income tax records
$93K – $169K

Economist demographics in United States

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42% are single
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58% are married
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43% have kids
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58% own a home

Effective Tax Rates for Economists in United States

2,598 full-time salaries from 2019
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The average salary for a economist in the United States is $118,500 per year. Economist salaries in the United States can vary between $40,000 to $362,000 and depend on various factors, including skills, experience, employer, bonuses, tips, and more.

This data is exclusive to Mint Salary and is based on 2,598 tax returns from TurboTax customers who reported their occupation as economist.

The following companies offer the highest salaries for economists in the United States: Board of Governors of The Frs ($242,500 a year), International Monetary Fund ($203,000 a year), and International Bank For Reconstru ($181,500 a year).

The following cities offer the highest salaries for economists in the United States: Bridgeport Metro Area, CT ($267,500 a year), San Jose Metro Area, CA ($206,000 a year), and San Francisco Metro Area, CA ($186,000 a year).
Total salary amounts here include total taxable wages, tips, prizes and other compensation. Salaries here are not representative of the total population and may reflect different levels of experience or education. Learn more
Total salary ranges shown here exclude outliers.