Careers and Internships

The 2011-2012 PayScale College Report ranks "Economics" majors #12 with an average starting salary of $47,300. The mid-career median salary for economics majors is $94,700.

Economics majors are successful in a wide variety of careers. Although various roles in businesses are most common, economics majors are successful in law, medicine, government, non-profits, and international relations, as well as in academic roles. We invite you to visit the American Economics Association site to learn more about future opportunities.


Job Openings for Economists

National Association for Business Economists


Legislative Analyst’s Office

Public Policy Institute of California

Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation

U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission

Federal Reserve Bank of San Francisco

Charles Schwab

Franklin Templeton Investments

Wells Fargo