25 Highest Annual Salaries in Government

25 Highest Annual Salaries in Government

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Kyle Stone | Associate Editor, GovCentral (Source: OPM)

5) Economist – $94,098

Significant Points:
• Candidates who hold a master’s or Ph.D. degree in economics will have the best employment prospects and advancement opportunities.
• Public finance economists are involved primarily in studying the role of the government in the economy and the effects of tax cuts, budget deficits, and welfare policies.

Departments with High Demand:
Department of Agriculture
Department of Homeland Security

Projected Growth: 7%

Employees Needed: 1,100

Average Education Level: College or Higher

Internship Opportunities:
The U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission offers a Summer Honors College Program.

[Search for Economist Jobs by GS Series Number: 0110 ]

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