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Career Outlook

The number of jobs in economics is projected to grow 13% between 2020 and 2030, significantly higher than the average occupation. Economists earned a median salary of $105,630 in 2021, 80% more than the median salary for all US workers—and the Washington metropolitan region is home to over one-third of the nation's economists.

Economic majors are also in high demand in positions across the corporate world and legal profession based on the critical thinking and analytical skills they develop during college. The median starting salary for new bachelor's of economics graduates in DC is $57,000 according to PayScale. You can find out more about possible career paths from the American Economic Association and the AU Career Center Career Guides by Major.

Top employers for recent Department of Economics graduates:

  • Cambridge Associates
  • Deloitte
  • FHI 360
  • PricewaterhouseCoopers
  • The World Bank Group
  • US Department of Commerce

See more about recent AU economics alumni career outcomes.

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