Private sector managerial economists are employed in Alabama’s centers of commerce and economic activity in Birmingham, Huntsville, and Montgomery. They guide the strategic decisions made the state’s most powerful corporations, including AT&T, and Coca-Cola, which have major operations in the state that support careers in managerial economics, as well as global engineering and construction firm, BE&K, Inc., which has its corporate headquarters in Birmingham.
The University of Alabama is the state’s biggest employer of economics professors, while public sector economic analysts are either contracted by or work exclusively for organizations such as Huntsville Hospital System and Maxwell-Gunter AFB. Alabama companies demand an economic vision clarified by clear analytical skills so as to show growth on a consistent basis.
Economist Salaries in Alabama
According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics, economists in Alabama earned an average of $94,780 as of May 2011. Additionally, the Alabama Department of Labor lists both cost estimators and management analysts among Alabama’s Hot 40 Jobs.