Economists are most often employed by the Administration of economic programs & space research industry. The average yearly wage for Economists was $148,643 in 2016. The top 3 most similar occupations to Economists by wage are Securities, commodities, & financial services sales agents, Actuaries, and Petroleum, mining & geological engineers, including mining safety engineers.
Economists are part of the Life, physical, & social science occupations, along with Agricultural & food scientists, Biological scientists, Conservation scientists & foresters, Medical scientists, & life scientists, all other, Astronomers & physicists, Atmospheric & space scientists, Chemists & materials scientists, Environmental scientists & geoscientists, Other Physical Scientists, Economists, Psychologists, Urban & regional planners, Miscellaneous social scientists, including survey researchers & sociologists, Agricultural & food science technicians, Biological technicians, Chemical technicians, Geological & petroleum technicians, & nuclear technicians, and Miscellaneous life, physical, & social science technicians, including social science research assistants
The top 3 locations that employ the most Economists are Bethesda, Potomac & North Bethesda PUMA, MD, District of Columbia (Central) PUMA, DC, and District of Columbia (West) PUMA, DC. The top 3 locations with a relatively high concentration of Economists are Bethesda, Potomac & North Bethesda PUMA, MD, District of Columbia (West) PUMA, DC, and District of Columbia (Central) PUMA, DC.