Career Outlook

The DC area is the highest paying region in America for economists in the US, with a regional average salary of $134,000 a year, according to the Bureau of Labor Statistics (2018).

Top employers for graduates from AU's Department of Economics

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


See more about Economics alumni career outcomes.

Freshman Harrison Eichelberger standing near the Cherry Blossoms.

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