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Is District of Columbia a good place for you to work as an Economist?

5.9% Jobs Projection
$122,930 Median Salary
700 Job Openings

You’re in luck! Jobs for Economists in District of Columbia are projected to grow and these jobs tend to pay higher than average.

  • Projected employment for Economists in District of Columbia is growing faster than average.

  • Economists in District of Columbia earn higher salaries than the typical U.S. wage earner.

How Many Economists Work in District of Columbia?

There were approximately 6,380 workers employed as Economists in this state in 2018.

There were 7,680 Economists employed in this state in 2017.

That’s a decline of 1,300 jobs between 2017 and 2018.


The typical state has 145 Economists working in it, which means District of Columbia has more Economists than average.


Job Projections for District of Columbia

Jobs for Economists in this state are growing at a rate of 5.9% which is slower than the nationwide estimated projection of 6.1%.


District of Columbia Annual Job Openings

The BLS is projecting 700 annual Economists job openings in District of Columbia, and 9,640 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 District of Columbia?

In 2018 wages for Economists ranged from $68,030 to $208,000 with $122,930 being the median annual salary.

Broken down to an hourly rate, workers in this field made anywhere from $32.71 to $100. The median hourly rate was $59.1.

Workers in this field were paid a median of $56.21 an hour in 2017.

The hourly rate grew by $2.89.

The median salary in District of Columbia is higher than the nationwide median salary.


Top District of Columbia Metros for Economists

The table below shows some of the metros in this state with the most Economists.

Metro Number Employed Annual Median Salary
Washington-Arlington-Alexandria, DC-VA-MD-WV 7,950 $123,940

Top States for Economists Employment

The table below shows the states where most Economists work.

State Number Employed Annual Median Salary
District of Columbia 6,380 $122,930
California 1,430 $114,660
Virginia 1,230 $122,230
Massachusetts 1,150 $107,580
Texas 830 $99,740
New York 750 $101,740
Maryland 700 $116,380
Pennsylvania 610 $84,520
Washington 400 $91,940
Illinois 380 $104,230
Georgia 330 $104,200
Minnesota 250 $68,050
Michigan 250 $80,990
Missouri 250 $91,350
Wisconsin 240 $69,060
Florida 240 $90,490
North Carolina 230 $80,400
Colorado 220 $101,670
Oregon 220 $88,330
New Jersey 180 $87,590

Below are the states where Economists get paid the most:

State Annual Median Salary
District of Columbia $122,930
Virginia $122,230
Maryland $116,380
California $114,660
Ohio $108,800
Massachusetts $107,580
Illinois $104,230
Georgia $104,200
New York $101,740
Colorado $101,670


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