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Economics Professors in California

Want to work in California as an Economics Professor? Read this first!

20.0% Jobs Projection
$125,160 Median Salary
100 Job Openings

You’re in luck! Jobs for Economics Professors in California are projected to grow and these jobs tend to pay higher than average.

  • Projected employment for Economics Professors in California is growing faster than average.

  • Economics Professors in California earn higher salaries than the typical U.S. wage earner.

How Many Economics Professors Work in California?

In California, there were 700 people working as Economics Professors in the year 2018.

There were 710 Economics Professors employed in this state in 2017.

That’s a decline of 10 jobs between 2017 and 2018.


The typical state has 180 Economics Professors working in it, which means California has more Economics Professors than average.


Job Projections for California

Jobs for Economics Professors in this state are growing at a rate of 20.0% which is faster than the nationwide estimated projection of 10.9%.


California Annual Job Openings

The BLS estimates 100 annual job openings, and a total of 1,200 jobs for California Economics Professors in 2026.

Nationwide, the prediction is 1,500 annual jobs and 18,300 total jobs in 2026.

What do Economics Professors Make in California?

In 2018 wages for Economics Professors ranged from $61,930 to $208,000 with $125,160 being the median annual salary.

The median salary in California is higher than the nationwide median salary.


Top California Metros for Economics Professors

The table below shows some of the metros in this state with the most Economics Professors.

Metro Number Employed Annual Median Salary
Los Angeles-Long Beach-Anaheim, CA 220 $120,590
San Diego-Carlsbad, CA 110 $139,410
San Francisco-Oakland-Hayward, CA 100 $146,460
Sacramento–Roseville–Arden-Arcade, CA 50 $153,940
Riverside-San Bernardino-Ontario, CA 40 $123,100

Top States for Economics Professors Employment

The table below shows the states where most Economics Professors work.

State Number Employed Annual Median Salary
New York 1,650 $110,710
Texas 1,020 $97,220
Massachusetts 870 $110,630
Pennsylvania 710 $109,360
California 700 $125,160
North Carolina 580 $91,330
Illinois 520 $110,310
Ohio 470 $99,920
Virginia 440 $92,790
Florida 340 $100,530
New Jersey 340 $102,430
Michigan 300 $103,650
Minnesota 300 $95,020
Indiana 300 $113,370
Colorado 290 $97,920
Washington 260 $70,300
Connecticut 240 $94,260
District of Columbia 230 $101,460
Maryland 230 $96,970
Wisconsin 200 $95,620

Below are the states where Economics Professors get paid the most:

State Annual Median Salary
New Hampshire $134,270
Rhode Island $133,140
California $125,160
Iowa $120,140
Tennessee $115,120
Indiana $113,370
Utah $112,470
Kansas $112,120
New York $110,710
Massachusetts $110,630

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