Average Agricultural Economist Salary
$93,000 yearly
$33.21 hourly
Updated July 28, 2021
$40,000
10 %
$93,000
Median
$211,000
90 %
Agricultural economists in the United States make an average salary of $93,021 per year or $44.72 per hour. People on the lower end of that spectrum, the bottom 10% to be exact, make roughly $40,000 a year, while the top 10% makes $211,000. As most things go, location can be critical. Ohio, Virginia, Connecticut, New York, and South Dakota provide the highest agricultural economist salaries.

Average Agricultural Economist Salary By State

The darker areas on the map show where agricultural economists earn the highest salaries across all 50 states.

Average Salary

Agricultural Economist average salary by State

StateascdescAvg. salaryascdescHourly rateascdesc
Alabama
Alabama
$75,966
$75,966
$36.52
$36.52
Alaska
Alaska
$72,290
$72,290
$34.75
$34.75
Arizona
Arizona
$70,495
$70,495
$33.89
$33.89
Arkansas
Arkansas
$84,082
$84,082
$40.42
$40.42
California
California
$96,635
$96,635
$46.46
$46.46
Colorado
Colorado
$87,951
$87,951
$42.28
$42.28
Connecticut
Connecticut
$114,320
$114,320
$54.96
$54.96
Delaware
Delaware
$88,049
$88,049
$42.33
$42.33
District of Columbia
District of Columbia
$114,478
$114,478
$55.04
$55.04
Florida
Florida
$75,487
$75,487
$36.29
$36.29
Georgia
Georgia
$89,831
$89,831
$43.19
$43.19
Hawaii
Hawaii
$77,044
$77,044
$37.04
$37.04
Idaho
Idaho
$54,179
$54,179
$26.05
$26.05
Illinois
Illinois
$104,281
$104,281
$50.14
$50.14
Indiana
Indiana
$75,917
$75,917
$36.50
$36.50
Iowa
Iowa
$100,585
$100,585
$48.36
$48.36
Kansas
Kansas
$95,571
$95,571
$45.95
$45.95
Kentucky
Kentucky
$93,584
$93,584
$44.99
$44.99
Louisiana
Louisiana
$82,953
$82,953
$39.88
$39.88
Maine
Maine
$94,125
$94,125
$45.25
$45.25
Maryland
Maryland
$107,515
$107,515
$51.69
$51.69
Massachusetts
Massachusetts
$101,440
$101,440
$48.77
$48.77
Michigan
Michigan
$84,999
$84,999
$40.86
$40.86
Minnesota
Minnesota
$81,879
$81,879
$39.36
$39.36
Mississippi
Mississippi
$61,325
$61,325
$29.48
$29.48
Missouri
Missouri
$100,830
$100,830
$48.48
$48.48
Montana
Montana
$106,235
$106,235
$51.07
$51.07
Nebraska
Nebraska
$65,819
$65,819
$31.64
$31.64
Nevada
Nevada
$98,308
$98,308
$47.26
$47.26
New Hampshire
New Hampshire
$111,155
$111,155
$53.44
$53.44
New Jersey
New Jersey
$84,673
$84,673
$40.71
$40.71
New Mexico
New Mexico
$84,329
$84,329
$40.54
$40.54
New York
New York
$112,252
$112,252
$53.97
$53.97
North Carolina
North Carolina
$72,402
$72,402
$34.81
$34.81
North Dakota
North Dakota
$102,058
$102,058
$49.07
$49.07
Ohio
Ohio
$119,926
$119,926
$57.66
$57.66
Oklahoma
Oklahoma
$96,398
$96,398
$46.35
$46.35
Oregon
Oregon
$87,195
$87,195
$41.92
$41.92
Pennsylvania
Pennsylvania
$95,375
$95,375
$45.85
$45.85
Rhode Island
Rhode Island
$91,744
$91,744
$44.11
$44.11
South Carolina
South Carolina
$101,925
$101,925
$49.00
$49.00
South Dakota
South Dakota
$112,179
$112,179
$53.93
$53.93
Tennessee
Tennessee
$67,138
$67,138
$32.28
$32.28
Texas
Texas
$93,880
$93,880
$45.13
$45.13
Utah
Utah
$60,375
$60,375
$29.03
$29.03
Vermont
Vermont
$105,250
$105,250
$50.60
$50.60
Virginia
Virginia
$115,423
$115,423
$55.49
$55.49
Washington
Washington
$95,893
$95,893
$46.10
$46.10
West Virginia
West Virginia
$98,729
$98,729
$47.47
$47.47
Wisconsin
Wisconsin
$67,844
$67,844
$32.62
$32.62
Wyoming
Wyoming
$50,928
$50,928
$24.48
$24.48

Highest Paying Cities For Agricultural Economist

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CityascdescAvg. salaryascdescHourly rateascdesc
Washington, DC
Washington, DC
$118,621
$118,621
$57.03
$57.03
Merrimack, NH
Merrimack, NH
$116,983
$116,983
$56.24
$56.24
Chicago, IL
Chicago, IL
$108,479
$108,479
$52.15
$52.15
Kansas City, MO
Kansas City, MO
$104,168
$104,168
$50.08
$50.08
College Station, TX
College Station, TX
$95,348
$95,348
$45.84
$45.84
Atlanta, GA
Atlanta, GA
$92,240
$92,240
$44.35
$44.35

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    Average JOB Salary by Field

    Economic Development Internship

    Avg. salary: $41,603

    An economic development intern is responsible for supporting an organization's market performance, analyzing trends in the industry, and strategizing techniques to improve business services. Economic development interns perform administrative duties under the supervision of tenured staff and managers. They compile business and financial reports, update information on the database, respond to clients' inquiries and concerns, escalate complaints, and schedule appointments. An economic development intern may also assist in facilitating economic programs and other initiative developments.
    65,345 Economic Development Internship Jobs
    Economic Developer

    Avg. salary: $62,544

    While a development specialist works on creating plans for community development, the economic developer helps implement the development strategies set forth by specialists. They help in the distribution of survey questionnaires and the collection of data, as well as the interpretation of results. The economic developer also helps in business creation, retention, and expansion. They take leads in developing a private sector-public relationship in terms of funding for project implementation. They are knowledgeable and have good communication skills.
    38,291 Economic Developer Jobs
    Energy Economist

    Avg. salary: $73,930

    Energy Economist is the people who research ways that natural gas has been used in the past, the consumption rate, and the future consumption rate. Businesses rely on an energy economist's ability to gather data, run computations, and give useful information. Having sound knowledge of data analysis, economic theory, economic regulations, the ability to have efficient relationships with team members, analyzing client needs, and giving solutions are the skills one must possess if one wanted to become an energy economist.
    2,216 Energy Economist Jobs
    Economist

    Avg. salary: $114,895

    The primary role of economists is to study how society distributes resources, including raw materials, land, and labor, to create goods and services. They perform various tasks, including conducting research, monitoring economic trends, and devising forecasts on a wide range of issues such as inflation, interest rates, and employment. Additionally, they are responsible for preparing reports and presentations and advising individuals, businesses, and governments on economic issues. Economists are also responsible for designing policies or making recommendations for resolving economic problems.
    1,217 Economist Jobs

    Which Companies Pay Agricultural Economists The Most?

    If you insist on knowing when your check is going to come and for how much, then you'd be better off working for companies like United States Department of Agriculture and Agri Beef Co as they offer the highest salaries for agricultural economists.
    Company

    Recently Added Agricultural Economist Salaries

    Location
    CompanyascdescJobascdescLocationascdescDate AddedascdescSalaryascdesc
    Research Agricultural Economist
    Research Agricultural Economist
    Kansas City, MO
    Kansas City, MO
    06/28/2020
    06/28/2020
    $77,501
    $77,501
    06/28/2020
    Economic Research Service
    Economic Research Service
    Agricultural Economist
    Agricultural Economist
    Agricultural Economist
    Kansas City, MO
    Kansas City, MO
    11/25/2019
    11/25/2019
    $124,290
    $124,290
    11/25/2019
    Economic Research Service
    Economic Research Service
    Agricultural Economist
    Agricultural Economist
    Agricultural Economist
    Washington, DC
    Washington, DC
    08/26/2019
    08/26/2019
    $117,191
    $117,191
    08/26/2019
    Economic Research Service
    Economic Research Service
    Agricultural Economist
    Agricultural Economist
    Agricultural Economist
    Kansas City, MO
    Kansas City, MO
    08/26/2019
    08/26/2019
    $124,290
    $124,290
    08/26/2019
    Extension Agricultural Economist
    Extension Agricultural Economist
    Colby, KS
    Colby, KS
    05/15/2019
    05/15/2019
    $55,000
    $55,000
    05/15/2019
    Steiner and Company, LLC
    Steiner and Company, LLC
    Agricultural Economist
    Agricultural Economist
    Agricultural Economist
    Merrimack, NH
    Merrimack, NH
    01/07/2019
    01/07/2019
    $55,411
    $55,411
    01/07/2019
    Steiner and Company, LLC
    Steiner and Company, LLC
    Agricultural Economist
    Agricultural Economist
    Agricultural Economist
    Merrimack, NH
    Merrimack, NH
    05/11/2018
    05/11/2018
    $55,411
    $55,411
    05/11/2018
    Agricultural Products Extension LLC
    Agricultural Products Extension LLC
    Agricultural Economist
    Agricultural Economist
    Agricultural Economist
    Hamburg, NY
    Hamburg, NY
    03/02/2018
    03/02/2018
    $120,000
    $120,000
    03/02/2018
    Seed CX Ltd.
    Seed CX Ltd.
    Agricultural Economist
    Agricultural Economist
    Agricultural Economist
    Chicago, IL
    Chicago, IL
    06/03/2017
    06/03/2017
    $50,000
    $50,000
    06/03/2017
    Seed CX Ltd.
    Seed CX Ltd.
    Agricultural Economist
    Agricultural Economist
    Agricultural Economist
    Chicago, IL
    Chicago, IL
    03/06/2017
    03/06/2017
    $50,000
    $50,000
    03/06/2017

    Average Agricultural Economist Salary by Demographic

    Agricultural Economist Gender Pay Gap

    male-income
    Male Income
    $91,881
    female-income
    Female Income
    $93,315
    Median Agricultural Economist Income by Race
    Asian agricultural economists have the highest average salary compared to other ethnicities. White agricultural economists have the lowest average salary at $87,459.
    $103,000
    $100,000
    $97,000
    $94,000
    $91,000
    $88,000
    $85,000
    White
    Black or African American
    Asian
    Unknown
    Hispanic or Latino
    Ethnicityascdesc
    Salaryascdesc
    White$87,459
    Black or African American$92,662
    Asian$101,210
    Unknown$91,933
    Hispanic or Latino$89,727
    Average Agricultural Economist Salary by Education Level
    Agricultural economists with a Doctorate degree earn more than those without, at $123,605 annually. With a Masters degree, agricultural economists earn a median annual income of $91,881 compared to $75,538 for agricultural economists with an Bachelors degree.
    $126,000
    $116,000
    $106,000
    $96,000
    $86,000
    $76,000
    $66,000
    Bachelor's Degree
    Master's Degree
    Doctorate Degree
    Educationascdesc
    Salaryascdesc
    Bachelor's Degree$75,538
    Master's Degree$91,881
    Doctorate Degree$123,605