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Economists Salary Information in Wisconsin

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

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 Wisconsin in 5 percentile scales. The average annual salary for the 90th percentile (the top 10 percent of the highest paid) is $137,970. The median (50th percentile) annual salary is $69,910. The average annual salary for the bottom 10 percent is $46,530.

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
-10.00% 10.48%
26.12% -
7.99% -
-8.97% -
-9.87% -
- -

Table 3. Median Annual Salary of Economists in Wisconsin Cities

Table 3 shows the median annual salary of economists in some Wisconsin cities and metropolitan areas. We note that the median annual salary of economists in state of Wisconsin ranges from $45,180 to $79,540. The highest paying area for economists in Wisconsin is Milwaukee-Waukesha-West Allis with a median annual salary of $79,540. The second highest paying city/area in Wisconsin State is Minneapolis-St Paul-Bloomington (mean annual salary $68,900). The lowest paying area is Eau Claire with a median annual salary of $45,180.

Cities/Areas Median Annual Salary
Milwaukee-Waukesha-West Allis
Minneapolis-St Paul-Bloomington
Eau Claire


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