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Economists Salary Information in Arizona

The average annual and hourly salaries for economists in the state of Arizona are shown in Table 1 and Table 2, respectively. The comparison of the salary statistics of economists amongst Arizona metropolitan areas is shown in Table 3. The salary statistics are based on the national compensation survey conducted by the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics in 2017 and published in April 2018 [1].

Table 1 & 2. Annual & Hourly Salary of Economists in Arizona

Percentile BracketAverage Annual Salary
10th Percentile Wage
$50,810
25th Percentile Wage
$60,920
50th Percentile Wage
$88,350
75th Percentile Wage
$115,360
90th Percentile Wage
$149,750

Table 1 shows the average annual salary for economists in Arizona in 5 percentile scales. The average annual salary for the 90th percentile (the top 10 percent of the highest paid) is $149,750. The median (50th percentile) annual salary is $88,350. The average annual salary for the bottom 10 percent is $50,810.

Salary Trend (2012 to 2017)

The table and chart below show the trend of the median salary of economists from 2012 to 2017.

YearMedian SalaryYearly Growth5-Year Growth
2017
$88,350
2.66% 27.62%
2016
$86,000
17.53% -
2015
$70,920
3.14% -
2014
$68,690
5.52% -
2013
$64,900
1.46% -
2012
$63,950
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Table 3. Median Annual Salary of Economists in Arizona Cities

Table 3 shows the median annual salary of economists in some Arizona cities and metropolitan areas. We note that the median annual salary of economists in state of Arizona ranges from $62,450 to $78,590. The highest paying area for economists in Arizona is Phoenix-Mesa-Glendale with a median annual salary of $78,590. The lowest paying area is Tucson with a median annual salary of $62,450.

Cities/Areas Median Annual Salary
Phoenix-Mesa-Glendale
$78,590
Tucson
$62,450




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