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Environmental Economists


In general, economists focus on society's past and current use of resources such as land, labor, raw materials, and machinery to produce goods and services for consumption and production. Environmental economists are concerned with how the use of these resources affects the environment and the economic costs that are involved. They study government policies regarding natural resources and analyze the costs and benefits of alternative environmental practices. There are approximately 19,380 economists, including environmental economists, employed in the United States.

Salary Range

$50,000 to $100,000+

Minimum Education Level

Bachelor's Degree




About as Fast as the Average
Personality Traits




Career Ladder
Senior Environmental Economist, Manager or Director

Environmental Economist

Environmental Economist, Research Assistant

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