Career Options

Careers for Economics Majors

  • Financial Analyst
  • Think Tank Researcher/Scholar
  • Entrepreneur
  • Insurance Underwriter
  • Government Economist
  • Risk Manager
  • Securities Marketer
  • Consultant
  • Social Entrepreneur
  • Management Consultant
  • Writer/Editor

Starting Salary*

The typical starting salary for the economics major is $42,549. The typical salary after 10–19 years is $91,114.

*Note: Salary information is provided for general reference only. APU does not guarantee the accuracy of the figures listed, and cannot predict or promise a specific salary for any graduate. For the most current salary estimates, please visit

Job Titles of People with Economics Degrees

  • Chairman, COFCO
  • Managing Partner, Atlas Holdings
  • Founding Partner, Five Star Parking
  • Financial Advisor, Merrill Lynch
  • Research Economist, Federal Reserve Board
  • Maine Senator, Senate District 6
  • Chief Financial Officer, Leuthold Weeden Capital Management
  • President, U.S. Summit Company
  • Director of Research, Wilkins Investment Council, Inc.
Note: This information is current for the 2015-16 academic year; however, all stated academic information is subject to change. Please refer to the current Academic Catalog for more information.