Vermont Careers in Economics

The Vermont Department of Labor reports that the state industries with the most projected growth between 2010 and 2020 are also the industries that support the most careers in business economics in Vermont:

  • Building construction industry will grow 30%
  • Primary metal manufacturing industry will grow by 49%
  • Wholesale electronic markets, agents, brokers industry will grow by 49%
  • Scenic and sightseeing transportation industry will grow by 25%
  • Funds, trusts and other financial vehicles industry will grow by 47%

Due to the robust growth of these industries, they present numerous opportunities for corporate leadership jobs to Vermont residents who hold graduate degrees in economics.

Many career opportunities for Vermont’s public sector economists can be found at some of the state’s most important centers for economic thought and corporate governance including:

  • Vermont Department of Labor
  • Gund Institute

Economist Salaries in Vermont

Due to its relatively small population, Vermont presents fewer opportunities for public sector economists than other states, however, the business-centered managerial economics degrees that are available to state residents have been named as among the best business-related programs available to graduate students.  The major metropolitan center of Burlington provides the bulk of private sector career opportunities for business economists.

In 2011, Vermont’s public sector organizations employed 60 economists, who earned an average annual salary of $82,070.

There were 210 business and managerial economics professors employed within the state.  Full-time professors in this field can expect an annual salary of $101,900, while associate business and managerial economics professors typically earned an average annual income of $85,800.

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