Becoming a Forensic Economist via Online Education?

At the very least, online education can help you lay a foundation and/or open up alternate career paths. Kaplan University, one of the highest ranking online schools, is a US school (accredited) offering forensic accounting courses to train individuals to become top-notch forensic accountants, forensics specialists, crime scene forensics specialists, computer forensics specialists, forensics professionals, etc. Currently, according to the US Bureau of Labor Statistics there are 13,160 people employed as economists alone in America, and their average annual salary is $96,320. Colleges and universities like Kaplan University that provide online education are successfully launching workers into this field.

Forensic Economist Salary Information

Category: Economists

Total # Employed in the US 13,160
Average Hourly Wage: $46.31/hr
Hourly Wage Range
PERCENTILE
10%25%50%75%90%
$21.5 $29.32 $41.79 $57.52 $73.66
Average Yearly Salary $96,320
Yearly Salary Range
PERCENTILE
10%25%50%75%90%
$44,720 $60,990 $86,930 $119,630 $153,210
Employment Demographics
% OF WORKERS WITH
< High School Diploma High School Diploma Some College Associate Degree Bachelor Degree Master Degree Doctoral Degree
0.0% 0.7% 0.6% 0.2% 23.2% 43.6% 31.7%
Economists — WAGES BY STATE, SORTED BY SALARY
STATEAverage Hourly WageAverage Annual Salary
Florida $56.57/hr $117,670
Mississippi $52.93/hr $110,100
Kansas $47.45/hr $98,700
Oklahoma $47.4/hr $98,590
Colorado $46.69/hr $97,100
Tennessee $46.66/hr $97,060
North Dakota $45.81/hr $95,280
Hawaii $45.37/hr $94,380
Utah $45.03/hr $93,670
Wyoming $44.14/hr $91,810
Idaho $43.92/hr $91,340
Delaware $43.72/hr $90,940
Puerto Rico $42.36/hr $88,110
Alabama $40.85/hr $84,980
Montana $40.76/hr $84,770
New Hampshire $40.26/hr $83,740
Missouri $39.43/hr $82,010
Connecticut $38.16/hr $79,370
South Carolina $37.61/hr $78,230
Alaska $37.32/hr $77,620
District of Columbia $37/hr $76,970
Oregon $36.51/hr $75,950
New York $36.22/hr $75,340
Massachusetts $35.82/hr $74,510
Iowa $34.09/hr $70,910
Maine $33.1/hr $68,850
Washington $33.02/hr $68,690
Guam $32.42/hr $67,430
Michigan $31.46/hr $65,440
New Jersey $31.3/hr $65,100
Wisconsin $30.42/hr $63,270
Nebraska $29.43/hr $61,210
Louisiana $27.42/hr $57,040
South Dakota $27.39/hr $56,970
Maryland $27.24/hr $56,650
Ohio $25.82/hr $53,700
California $19.44/hr $40,430


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