Salary for Environmental Economists

Also known as:  Agricultural Economist, Econometrician, Economic Development Specialist, Economic Research Analyst, Economist, Environmental Economist, Industrial Economist, Labor Economist, Price Economist, Social Economist

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Environmental economists evaluate the use of alternative technologies and methods in terms of environmental and economic impacts. They conduct econometric, statistical and economic studies, and share their results in the form of papers and reports. Additionally, these professionals collect and analyze raw data regarding environmental policies, and may suggest policy changes or develop programs that are both cost-effective and environmentally sound. They may also run complex mathematical models of ecological, environmental and/or economic systems. These professionals are required to have a college education, and the majority hold doctoral degrees in related fields.

An Environmental Economist can get a salary on a scale from 88000 to 132000 based on tenure level. Environmental Economists receive a pay level of One Hundred Twelve Thousand One Hundred dollars every year.

Environmental Economists are paid at the highest average level in Arizona, where they receive average compensation of about $146590. People with these jobs receive the highest salary in Finance and Insurance, where they get compensation, on average, of $120170.

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SALARY TREND
The annual compensation for this career has gone up since 2004. Salaries have increased by an average of 40.45 percent nationwide in that time.
INDUSTRIES
Environmental Economists tend to make the most in the following industries
Professional, Scientific, and Technical Services $120,170
Finance and Insurance $112,510
Manufacturing $107,570
Transportation and Warehousing $101,320
Mining, Quarrying, and Oil and Gas Extraction $96,720
Other Services (except Public Administration) $92,830
In general, they earn less within the industries below
Educational Services $69,860
Administrative, Support and Waste Management Services $84,550
Management of Companies and Enterprises $87,700
Public Administration $91,200
Utilities $91,940
Other Services (except Public Administration) $92,830
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