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Economists Salary Information in Washington

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

Percentile BracketAverage Annual Salary
10th Percentile Wage
25th Percentile Wage
50th Percentile Wage
75th Percentile Wage
90th Percentile Wage

Table 1 shows the average annual salary for economists in Washington in 5 percentile scales. The average annual salary for the 90th percentile (the top 10 percent of the highest paid) is $129,630. The median (50th percentile) annual salary is $88,850. The average annual salary for the bottom 10 percent is $62,240.

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
1.90% 16.43%
4.74% -
4.01% -
2.23% -
4.71% -
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Table 3. Median Annual Salary of Economists in Washington Cities

Table 3 shows the median annual salary of economists in some Washington cities and metropolitan areas. We note that the median annual salary of economists in state of Washington ranges from $76,350 to $96,620. The highest paying area for economists in Washington is Seattle-Bellevue-Everett with a median annual salary of $96,620. The second highest paying city/area in Washington State is Seattle-Tacoma-Bellevue (mean annual salary $96,140). The lowest paying area is Olympia with a median annual salary of $76,350.

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