Economists Salary in Sector of Mining

The salary statistics of economists in the industry sector of mining are shown in Table 1. In Table 2 we compare economists salaries in different industries within the mining sector.

Average Annual Salary of Economists

Percentile BracketAverage Annual Salary
10th Percentile Wage
$61,110
25th Percentile Wage
$91,120
50th Percentile Wage
$116,220
75th Percentile Wage
$147,490
90th Percentile Wage
$198,660

Table 1 shows the average annual salary for economists in the industry sector of mining. The salaries are shown in 5 percentile scales. The average annual salary for the 90th percentile (the top 10 percent of the highest paid) economists is $198,660. The median annual salary (50th percentile) is $116,220. The average annual salary for the bottom 10 percent paid economists is $61,110.

Salary Trend (2012 to 2016)

The following table and chart show the trend of the median salary of economists in the industry sector of mining from 2012 to 2016.

YearMedian SalaryYearly Growth4-Year Growth
2016116,220-4.58%21.05%
2015121,5408.19%-
2014111,59010.73%-
201399,6207.90%-
201291,750--

Compare Economists Salary in Different Industries within the Mining Sector

The average salaries of economists in two industries in the mining sector are shown below. For detailed economists salary information in a particular industry, use the links provided below.

Industry Name Median Annual Salary
Oil and Gas Extraction
$116,150
Oil and Gas Extraction
$116,150

Data source: The national compensation survey conducted by the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS) in 2016 and published in April 2017 [1].



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