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Highest Paying Cities for Economists

The top 100 highest paying cities for economists (ranked by average annual salary) are listed in Table 1. The entry level salary (as measured by the salary of the lowest 10% paid earners) and the number of employment of economists in those cities are also shown in the table. As shown in the table, with a annual salary of $172,980, Bridgeport-Stamford-Norwalk, Connecticut is the highest paying city for economists. It is followed by San Jose-Sunnyvale-Santa Clara, California (average annual salary $139,790). The salary and employment information is computed from data published by U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS) in April 2018 [1]. For more salary information of economists in a specific city, use the links in the table.

Table 1. 100 Highest Paying Cities/Areas for Economists

Rank City/Area Average Salary i # of
Empl. i
1 Bridgeport-Stamford-Norwalk, Connecticut
$172,980
30
2 San Jose-Sunnyvale-Santa Clara, California
$139,790
110
3 Cleveland-Elyria-Mentor, Ohio
$134,630
70
4 Los Angeles-Long Beach-Glendale, California
$134,150
400
5 Silver Spring-Frederick-Rockville, USA
$132,810
140
6 Bethesda-Rockville-Frederick, Maryland
$131,040
160
7 Los Angeles-Long Beach-Anaheim, USA
$129,500
460
8 New York-White Plains-Wayne, New York
$121,140
410
9 Washington-Arlington-Alexandria, District of Columbia
$118,160
9,380
10 Washington-Arlington-Alexandria, West Virginia
$117,840
9,240
11 Montgomery County-Bucks County-Chester County, USA
$117,180
n/a
12 East Idaho nonmetropolitan area, Idaho
$117,150
n/a
13 Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
$114,260
40
14 San Francisco-San Mateo-Redwood City, California
$113,050
270
15 San Francisco-Oakland-Fremont, California
$112,590
380
16 Anaheim-Santa Ana-Irvine, USA
$112,330
60
17 New Haven, Connecticut
$112,230
n/a
18 Baltimore-Towson, Maryland
$110,590
100
19 San Diego-Carlsbad-San Marcos, California
$110,490
120
20 New York-Northern New Jersey-Long Island, New York
$110,460
600
21 New York-Jersey City-White Plains, USA
$109,550
560
22 Boston-Cambridge-Quincy, Massachusetts
$108,510
990
23 St Louis, Missouri
$106,870
90
24 Houston-Sugar Land-Baytown, Texas
$106,160
150
25 Riverside-San Bernardino-Ontario, California
$105,970
40
26 Boston-Cambridge-Quincy, Massachusetts
$104,630
1,070
27 Atlanta-Sandy Springs-Marietta, Georgia
$103,970
360
28 Miami-Miami Beach-Kendall, Florida
$102,120
n/a
29 Dallas-Plano-Irving, Texas
$101,920
380
30 Chicago-Joliet-Naperville (IL Metropolitan Division), Illinois
$101,700
280
31 Chicago-Joliet-Naperville (IL-IN-WI Area), Illinois
$101,620
300
32 Dallas-Fort Worth-Arlington, Texas
$100,860
300
33 Philadelphia-Camden-Wilmington, Pennsylvania
$99,270
300
34 Los Angeles-Long Beach-Santa Ana, California
$99,060
550
35 Fort Worth-Arlington, Texas
$96,950
30
36 Seattle-Bellevue-Everett, Washington
$96,620
200
37 Miami-Fort Lauderdale-Pompano Beach, Florida
$96,180
30
38 Seattle-Tacoma-Bellevue, Washington
$96,140
140
39 Tampa-St Petersburg-Clearwater, Florida
$95,720
40
40 Hartford-West Hartford-East Hartford, Connecticut
$95,600
110
41 Santa Ana-Anaheim-Irvine, California
$95,480
390
42 Raleigh-Cary, North Carolina
$94,200
60
43 Richmond, Virginia
$93,910
70
44 Denver-Aurora-Broomfield, Colorado
$93,820
160
45 Warren-Troy-Farmington Hills, Michigan
$92,840
30
46 Urban Honolulu, USA
$91,870
130
47 Buffalo-Niagara Falls, New York
$91,190
40
48 Ann Arbor, Michigan
$91,120
60
49 Syracuse, New York
$91,060
40
50 Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
$89,520
210
51 Charlotte-Gastonia-Rock Hill, South Carolina
$89,140
30
52 Edison-New Brunswick, New Jersey
$88,220
n/a
53 Kansas City, Missouri
$88,070
130
54 Portland-Vancouver-Hillsboro, Washington
$86,680
100
55 Anchorage, Alaska
$85,550
30
56 Durham-Chapel Hill, North Carolina
$85,270
130
57 Bakersfield-Delano, California
$84,120
n/a
58 Orlando-Kissimmee-Sanford, Florida
$82,760
30
59 Oakland-Fremont-Hayward, California
$82,320
110
60 Las Vegas-Paradise, Nevada
$81,700
n/a
61 Nashville-Davidson--Murfreesboro--Franklin, Tennessee
$80,360
30
62 Southeast Alaska nonmetropolitan area, Alaska
$79,610
40
63 Milwaukee-Waukesha-West Allis, Wisconsin
$79,540
140
64 Columbus, Ohio
$79,040
30
65 Phoenix-Mesa-Glendale, Arizona
$78,590
70
66 Lansing-East Lansing, Michigan
$78,410
40
67 Albany-Schenectady-Troy, New York
$78,410
60
68 Lexington-Fayette, Kentucky
$78,210
40
69 Trenton-Ewing, New Jersey
$78,150
70
70 Virginia Beach-Norfolk-Newport News, Virginia
$77,460
30
71 Detroit-Warren-Livonia, Michigan
$76,610
90
72 Olympia, Washington
$76,350
170
73 Des Moines-West Des Moines, Iowa
$76,290
30
74 Salt Lake City, Utah
$76,120
50
75 Southwestern Montana nonmetropolitan area, Montana
$75,830
60
76 Northern Vermont nonmetropolitan area, Vermont
$75,020
30
77 Cheyenne, Wyoming
$74,990
40
78 Warren-Troy-Farmington Hills, USA
$74,850
50
79 Santa Barbara-Santa Maria-Goleta, California
$73,840
50
80 Southern Vermont nonmetropolitan area, Vermont
$72,260
30
81 Sacramento-Arden-Arcade-Roseville, California
$71,290
190
82 Honolulu, Hawaii
$70,300
30
83 Minneapolis-St Paul-Bloomington, Wisconsin
$68,900
220
84 Boulder, Colorado
$68,640
30
85 Tulsa, Oklahoma
$68,330
40
86 Harrisburg-Carlisle, Pennsylvania
$67,610
190
87 Detroit-Livonia-Dearborn, Michigan
$67,380
50
88 Other New Hampshire nonmetropolitan area, New Hampshire
$65,700
50
89 Madison, Wisconsin
$64,310
100
90 Austin-Round Rock-San Marcos, Texas
$63,750
60
91 Tucson, Arizona
$62,450
50
92 Tallahassee, Florida
$61,620
50
93 Oklahoma City, Oklahoma
$60,650
n/a
94 Indianapolis-Carmel, Indiana
$60,620
n/a
95 Columbia, South Carolina
$60,480
60
96 Little Rock-North Little Rock-Conway, Arkansas
$59,690
90
97 Southwest Maine nonmetropolitan area, Maine
$57,020
30
98 Albuquerque, New Mexico
$55,970
40
99 Boise City-Nampa, Idaho
$47,150
40
100 Eau Claire, Wisconsin
$45,180
30
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