Economists in California
Considering a career as an Economist in California?
You’re in luck! Jobs for Economists in California are projected to grow and these jobs tend to pay higher than average.
Projected employment for Economists in California is growing faster than average.
Economists in California earn higher salaries than the typical U.S. wage earner.
How Many Economists Work in California?
In 2018, there were 1,430 Economists working in the state.
There were 1,470 Economists employed in this state in 2017.
That’s a decline of 40 jobs between 2017 and 2018.
The typical state has 145 Economists working in it, which means California has more Economists than average.
Job Projections for California
Jobs for Economists in this state are growing at a rate of 6.3% which is faster than the nationwide estimated projection of 6.1%.
California Annual Job Openings
The BLS is projecting 130 annual Economists job openings in California, and 1,700 total jobs in the year 2026.
Nationwide, the prediction is 1,600 annual jobs and 22,600 total jobs in 2026.
What do Economists Make in California?
In 2018 wages for Economists ranged from $58,610 to $195,660 with $114,660 being the median annual salary.
Broken down to an hourly rate, workers in this field made anywhere from $28.18 to $94.07. The median hourly rate was $55.13.
Workers in this field were paid a median of $54.17 an hour in 2017.
The hourly rate grew by $0.96.
The median salary in California is higher than the nationwide median salary.
Top California Metros for Economists
The table below shows some of the metros in this state with the most Economists.
|Metro||Number Employed||Annual Median Salary|
|San Francisco-Oakland-Hayward, CA||390||$119,060|
|Los Angeles-Long Beach-Anaheim, CA||360||$121,010|
|San Diego-Carlsbad, CA||150||$113,090|
|Riverside-San Bernardino-Ontario, CA||130||$95,840|
|San Jose-Sunnyvale-Santa Clara, CA||120||$141,670|
Top States for Economists Employment
View the list below to see where most Economists work.
|State||Number Employed||Annual Median Salary|
|District of Columbia||6,380||$122,930|
Below are the states where Economists get paid the most:
|State||Annual Median Salary|
|District of Columbia||$122,930|
- Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS)
- College Factual
- National Center for Education Statistics
- O*NET Online
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