How Much do Economists Make in Texas?

Do economists in Texas make a lot of money? What is the average pay for Texas economists?

According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics, economists in Texas earn an average of $105,290 a year, equivalent to $50.62 an hour.

This is 10% less than economists nationwide, but it is 109% more than the typical Texas worker.

  • Latest wage data is for May 2019
  • Pre-tax earnings; Wages only - does not include benefits
Texas Economist Wages by Percentile
Percentile Hourly Annually
90th $83.49 $173,670
75th $59.76 $124,290
50th $48.80 $101,500
25th $38.26 $79,580
10th $25.10 $52,200
Texas Economists Wages by Metro Area
  • Data is for the entire metro area, not just the city
Metro Area Hourly Annually
Austin $36.28 $75,460
College Station $30.99 $64,470
Dallas $54.91 $114,220
Texas Economist Wages by Year
Year Hourly Annually
2019 $50.62 $105,290
2018 $51.19 $106,480
2017 $49.22 $102,380
2016 $60.38 $125,590
2015 $57.85 $120,330
2014 $56.32 $117,140
2013 $49.10 $102,130
2012 $48.75 $101,390
2011 $46.38 $96,480