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Economists Salary Information in Massachusetts

The average annual and hourly salaries for economists in the state of Massachusetts are shown in Table 1 and Table 2, respectively. The comparison of the salary statistics of economists among Massachusetts 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 Massachusetts

Percentile BracketAverage Annual Salary
10th Percentile Wage
$64,320
25th Percentile Wage
$78,590
50th Percentile Wage
$106,660
75th Percentile Wage
$148,570
90th Percentile Wage
$184,780

Table 1 shows the average annual salary for economists in Massachusetts in 5 percentile scales. The average annual salary for the 90th percentile (the top 10 percent of the highest paid) is $184,780. The median (50th percentile) annual salary is $106,660. The average annual salary for the bottom 10 percent is $64,320.

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
$106,660
12.38% 19.73%
2016
$93,460
13.93% -
2015
$80,440
-0.53% -
2014
$80,870
-1.36% -
2013
$81,970
-4.45% -
2012
$85,620
- -

Table 3. Median Annual Salary of Economists in Massachusetts Cities

Table 3 shows the median annual salary of economists in some Massachusetts cities and metropolitan areas. We note that the median annual salary of economists in state of Massachusetts ranges from $104,630 to $108,510. The highest paying area for economists in Massachusetts is Boston-Cambridge-Quincy with a median annual salary of $108,510. The lowest paying area is Boston-Cambridge-Quincy with a median annual salary of $104,630.

Cities/Areas Median Annual Salary
Boston-Cambridge-Quincy
$108,510
Boston-Cambridge-Quincy
$104,630




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