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Popular Jobs for Economics Degree

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With an economics degree, you not only know how money moves in the market, you can earn quite a bit of it yourself. The top three most popular careers for economics majors all pay over $100,000 per year. From real estate analyst to marketing manager, see PayScale's list of most popular careers for economics majors.

Jobs ranked by popularity among graduates. Annual pay for Bachelors graduates without higher degrees from all colleges. See full methodology for more.

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Popular Jobs for Economics Degree - Full List
National Median Pay
Economist $72,200
Investment Banking Analyst $71,600
Associate - Investment Banking $86,400
Sales Analyst $55,400
Financial / Securities / Investments Analyst $69,500
Operations/Data Analyst $59,600
Business Analyst, Finance/Banking $69,700
Pricing Analyst $65,000
Financial Analyst $60,000
Market Research Analyst $49,900
Data Analyst $55,200
Real Estate Analyst $62,700
Securities Trader $105,000
Actuary $132,000
Portfolio Manager $110,000
Financial Advisor $90,000
Marketing Analyst $49,200
Marketing Manager $73,300
Financial Controller $84,100
Management Consultant $104,000
All data is limited to those with a Bachelor's degree and no higher degrees who work full-time in the United States. Jobs are listed in order of relative popularity amongst graduates with a Bachelor's degree in the given major from any college. Median salary for each job title is for individuals with any major who have a typical amount of experience at that job. Salary is the sum of compensation from base salary, bonuses, profit sharing, commissions, and overtime, if applicable. Salary does not include equity (stock) compensation. This chart is based upon PayScale Salary Survey data, and may not represent all individuals in these categories. See full methodology for more.
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