Career outcomes for MA Economics graduates

The information on this page was extracted from raw data collected from LinkedIn in early 2022 by the University of Waterloo’s Alumni Relations office. The visualizations and lists represent the careers of alumni who graduated between 2002 and 2021. The salary amounts have been extrapolated based on relevant submissions to Glassdoor.


Roles held by MA Economics graduates: 

  • Analyst
  • Business Consultant
  • Data Engineer
  • Director of Disability Analytics & Reporting
  • Economist
  • Executive Director
  • Information Management Coordinator
  • Manager of Economic Impact Analysis
  • Manager of Wealth Management Operational Effectiveness
  • Policy Advisor
  • Program Data and Evaluation Manager
  • Research Analyst
  • Senior Risk Modelling Analyst
  • Senior Data Scientist
  • Statistician
  • Vice President of Communications & Strategy
 

Employers of MA Economics graduates: 

  • C.D. Howe Institute
  • Canada Revenue Agency
  • Canadian Imperial Bank of Commerce
  • Conference Board of Canada
  • Employment & Social Development Canada
  • Facebook/ Meta
  • Finance Canada
  • Government of Manitoba/ Newfoundland and Labrador
  • Innovative Medicines Canada Health Research Foundation
  • Manulife Financial Corporation
  • Natural Resources Canada
  • Ontario Ministry of Finance
  • Ontario Public Service
  • Post-secondary institutions (Bentley University, Laurentian University, Shanghai University of Finance & Economics, The University of Queensland, University of Waterloo)
  • Royal Bank of Canada
  • Rogers Communications
  • Scotiabank
  • Statistics Canada
  • Toronto Dominion Bank
  • Transport Canada
 

Employment location for MA Economics graduates

economics graph by employment location

 
 
dark orange Ontario, 77.6%
teal Quebec, 3.7%
light purple USA, 9.3%
pink Western Canada, 2.5%
light orange Asia, 4.3%
light blue East Coast of Canada, 1.2%
dark purple Manitoba, 0.7%
dark green Mexico, 0.7%
 

Career outcomes for MA Economics graduates by industry 

career outcomes for MA Economics graduates by industry pie graph

dark orange Government (economist, research officer, business analyst), 27.3%

teal Non-profit Organization (program data and evaluation manager, economist, policy analyst), 5%

light purple Oil and Energy (senior rate analyst, market risk manager, project coordinator), 4.3%

pink Telecommunications (senior data scientist, digital product manager, business systems analyst), 5%

light orange Technology Services (investment analyst, software engineer, product marketing director), 3.1%

light blue Educational Services ([economics] assistant professor, [economics] instructor, data scientist), 11.2%

dark purple Financial Services (senior economist, business analyst, tax manager, day trader), 29.2%

dark green For-profit Organization (consultant, data analyst, lawyer, vice president of communications and strategy), 14.9%

 

Mean salary by industry for MA Economics graduates

Mean salary by industry for MA Economics graduates

light orange Educational Services, $73,300

light blue Financial Services, $102,500

dark purple For-profit Organization, $84,400

dark green Government, $85,200

dark orange Non-profit Organization, $70,200

teal Oil and Energy, $102,900

light purple Technology Services, $82,100

pink Telecommunications, $121,500

 

 Median salary by industry for MA Economics graduates

median salary by industry for MA Economics graduates bar graph

light orange Educational Services, $66,600

light blue Financial Services, $83,500

dark purple For-profit Organization, $72,000

dark green Government, $77,700

dark orange Non-profit Organization, $72,000

teal Oil and Energy, $81,100

light purple Technology Services, $67,800

pink Telecommunications, $97,600


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Relation between career and field of study for MA Economics graduates

Relation between career and field of study

dark purple Not related at all, 21 MA Economics graduates

light blue Somewhat related, 20 MA Economics graduates

light orange Closely related, 120 MA Economics graduates

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