University of Mississippi

How Much do Economics Majors Earn?

Economics majors graduating in the academic year 2000/2001 with degrees in Economics earned an average of $34,583 within 6 months of graduation.

In AY 2002 employers are talking about salaries for top graduates around $50,000.

Employment opportunities are excellent these days for Economics majors. The financial services sector is booming, and there are many job-opportunities. These companies are looking for majors with strong GPA’s (over 3.0) and good data analysis skills. The best job candidates will have taken extra courses in mathematics, statistics and computer programming above what is required by the major.