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Economists in Massachusetts

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$107,580 Median Salary
  • Economists in Massachusetts earn higher salaries than the typical U.S. wage earner.

How Many Economists Work in Massachusetts?

In 2018, there were 1,150 Economists working in the state.

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

Economists in MA vs. the Average State

What do Economists Make in Massachusetts?

In 2018 wages for Economists ranged from $66,440 to $183,220 with $107,580 being the median annual salary.

Broken down to an hourly rate, workers in this field made anywhere from $31.94 to $88.09. The median hourly rate was $51.72.

Workers in this field were paid a median of $51.28 an hour in 2017.

The hourly rate grew by $0.44.

The median salary in Massachusetts is higher than the nationwide median salary.

Economists Earnings: MA vs. National Average

Top Massachusetts Metros for Economists

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

Metro Number Employed Annual Median Salary
Boston-Cambridge-Nashua, MA-NH 1,130 $105,980

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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