Economists in Texas
Considering a career as an Economist in Texas?
You’re in luck! Jobs for Economists in Texas are projected to grow and these jobs tend to pay higher than average.
Projected employment for Economists in Texas is growing faster than average.
Economists in Texas earn higher salaries than the typical U.S. wage earner.
How Many Economists Work in Texas?
In 2018, there were 830 Economists working in the state.
There were 670 Economists employed in this state in 2017.
That’s growth of 160 jobs between 2017 and 2018.
The typical state has 145 Economists working in it, which means Texas has more Economists than average.
Job Projections for Texas
Jobs for Economists in this state are growing at a rate of 19.1% which is faster than the nationwide estimated projection of 6.1%.
Texas Annual Job Openings
The BLS estimates there will be 90 annual job openings, and 1,120 total jobs in 2026 for Economists in this state.
Nationwide, the prediction is 1,600 annual jobs and 22,600 total jobs in 2026.
What do Economists Make in Texas?
In 2018 wages for Economists ranged from $53,670 to $178,120 with $99,740 being the median annual salary.
Broken down to an hourly rate, workers in this field made anywhere from $25.8 to $85.64. The median hourly rate was $47.95.
Workers in this field were paid a median of $46.9 an hour in 2017.
The hourly rate grew by $1.05.
The median salary in Texas is higher than the nationwide median salary.
Top Texas Metros for Economists
The table below shows some of the metros in this state with the most Economists.
|Metro||Number Employed||Annual Median Salary|
|Dallas-Fort Worth-Arlington, TX||340||$102,650|
|Austin-Round Rock, TX||190||$86,900|
|Houston-The Woodlands-Sugar Land, TX||150||$110,850|
|College Station-Bryan, TX||60||$56,520|
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|
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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