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Economists Salary in Sector of Other Services (except Federal, State, and Local Government)

The salary statistics of economists in the industry sector of other services (except federal, state, and local government) are shown in Table 1. In Table 2 we compare economists salaries in different industries within the other services (except federal, state, and local government) sector.

Average Annual Salary of Economists

Percentile BracketAverage Annual Salary
10th Percentile Wage
$57,400
25th Percentile Wage
$74,550
50th Percentile Wage
$99,130
75th Percentile Wage
$127,770
90th Percentile Wage
$173,220

Table 1 shows the average annual salary for economists in the industry sector of other services (except federal, state, and local government). 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 $173,220. The median annual salary (50th percentile) is $99,130. The average annual salary for the bottom 10 percent paid economists is $57,400.

Salary Trend (2012 to 2016)

The following table and chart show the trend of the median salary of economists in the industry sector of other services (except federal, state, and local government) from 2012 to 2016. Note that there is no salary data for some years between 2012 and 2016.

YearMedian Salary Growth4-Year Growth
201699,130-8.23%18.28%
2015107,29024.49%-
201281,010--

Compare Economists Salary in Different Industries within the Other Services (except Federal, State, and Local Government) Sector

The average salaries of economists in four industries in the other services (except federal, state, and local government) sector are shown below. We note that within this industry sector, the salaries vary among different industries. The highest paying industry for economists occupations is the social advocacy organizations industry with an annual salary $101,900. The lowest paying industry is the business, professional, labor, political, and similar organizations industry (annual salary $98,090). For detailed economists salary information in a particular industry, use the links provided below.

Industry Name Median Annual Salary
Social Advocacy Organizations
$101,900
Grantmaking and Giving Services
$100,610
Religious, Grantmaking, Civic, Professional, and Similar Organizations
$99,130
Business, Professional, Labor, Political, and Similar Organizations
$98,090

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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