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 Salary1

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

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 2019-20 academic year; however, all stated academic information is subject to change. Please refer to the current Academic Catalog for more information.


  1. 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