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.
|Percentile Bracket||Average Annual Salary|
|10th Percentile Wage||$58,330|
|25th Percentile Wage||$87,620|
|50th Percentile Wage||$112,440|
|75th Percentile Wage||$148,580|
|90th Percentile Wage||$187,050|
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 $187,050. The median annual salary (50th percentile) is $112,440. The average annual salary for the bottom 10 percent paid economists is $58,330.
The table and chart below show the trend of the median salary of economists in the industry sector of mining from 2012 to 2017.
|Year||Median Salary||Yearly Growth||5-Year Growth|
Data source: The national compensation survey conducted by the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS) in 2017 and published in April 2018 .