Environmental Economists

6.7/10 job score
risk level
by 2030
or $52.09 hourly
as of 2020

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How quickly is this occupation growing?

The number of 'Environmental Economists' job openings is expected to rise 13.1% by 2030
'Environmental Economists' is expected to be a very fast growing occupation in comparison to other occupations.
* Data from the Bureau of Labor Statistics for the period between 2020 and 2030.
Updated projections are due Sep 2022.

What are the median wages for 'Environmental Economists' in the United States?

In 2020 the median annual wage for 'Environmental Economists' was $108,350, or $52.09 hourly
'Environmental Economists' are paid 158.3% higher than the national median wage, which stands at $41,950
* Data from the Bureau of Labor Statistics

How many people are employed as environmental economists?

As of 2020 there were 17,520 people employed as Environmental Economists within the United States.
This represents around 0.013% of the employed workforce across the country.
Put another way, around 1 in 7 thousand people are employed as Environmental Economists.

Job description

Conduct economic analysis related to environmental protection and use of the natural environment, such as water, air, land, and renewable energy resources. Evaluate and quantify benefits, costs, incentives, and impacts of alternative options using economic principles and statistical techniques.

SOC Code: 19-3011.01

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