Nebraska Careers in Economics

The career opportunities for advanced economics degree holders are currently limited in Nebraska, but growing steadily in the major metropolitan centers of Lincoln and Omaha.

The Nebraska Department of Labor projects that two government economist positions will be added during the 2010-2020 period.  Fifty-six business and managerial economics professor jobs will be added during this period, in addition to ten economics professor positions.

Advanced degree holders in conventional economics and managerial economics are most likely to find job opportunities at educational institutions, government agencies, public policy centers and large corporations including the following:

  • University of Nebraska System
  • Platte Institute for Economic Research
  • Nebraska Department of Economic Development
  • Berkshire Hathaway
  • Mutual of Omaha Insurance

Nebraska Economist Salary and Job Data

The U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics reports that in 2011, 50 economists could be found working in the state of Nebraska. These economists earned an average of $77,100 that year.

There were 490 business and managerial economics professor jobs in Nebraska in 2011. As of that year they earned an average of $66,830.

In the Lincoln area, 120 business and managerial economics professor careers were found that paid, on average, $83,030 in annual income.

The 170 business and managerial economics professor careers in the Omaha area paid an average of $63,470 in annual income.

There were also 80 conventional economics professors working at institutions statewide, earning an average of $94,120 in annual salary.

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