Salary for Environmental Economists

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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.

A Environmental Economist can get an average wage on a scale from $59,220 and $198,230 depending on seniority. will most likely receive a wage of one hundred and twenty thousand eight hundred and eigthy dollars on an annual basis.

make the most money in New York, which has wages of close to about $150,160. They can get the best pay in Finance and Insurance, which has job pay of $149,930.

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SALARY TREND

The annual compensation for this career has gone up since 2004. Salaries have increased by an average of 65.58 percent nationwide in that time.

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Environmental Economists tend to make the most in the following industries:

Finance and Insurance
$149,930
Professional, Scientific, and Technical Services
$135,150
Manufacturing
$126,800
Information
$125,710
Other Services (except Public Administration)
$119,220
Transportation and Warehousing
$113,740

In general, they earn less within the industries below:

Construction
$67,300
Educational Services
$86,300
Administrative, Support and Waste Management Services
$94,400
Public Administration
$107,760
Utilities
$110,750
Management of Companies and Enterprises
$113,000