The DC metro area offers by far the highest concentration of economist jobs in the US, 19 times the national average, as well as median salary 15% above average, $132,000. Median starting salary for new bachelor's of economics graduates in DC is $57,000 according to PayScale. The job outlook for economists remains strong according to the Bureau of Labor Statistics, projecting 8% national growth for 2018-2028 (versus 5% for all US occupations).
Top employers for recent Department of Economics graduates:
- Cambridge Associates
- FHI 360
- The World Bank Group
- US Department of Commerce
See more about Economics alumni career outcomes.