Economist Salary (United States)

An Economist earns an average salary of $75,298 per year. The skills that increase pay for this job the most are Data Modeling and Statistical Analysis. Most people with this job move on to other positions after 20 years in this field. Experience has a moderate effect on income for this job.
Economist Salary (?
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$43,884 - $134,203
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MEDIAN: $75,298
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Economist Salary (?
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$12.08 - $40.85
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MEDIAN: $24.00
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National Salary Data

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$0$50K$100K$150K
Salary
$43,884 - $134,203  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $20,309  
Profit Sharing
$750 - $10,113  
Total Pay (?
XTotal Pay combines base annual salary or hourly wage, bonuses, profit sharing, tips, commissions, overtime pay and other forms of cash earnings, as applicable for this job. It does not include equity (stock) compensation, cash value of retirement benefits, or the value of other non-cash benefits (e.g. healthcare).
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$43,763 - $144,353  
PayScale
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 3 Sep 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 830
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$25$50$75
Hourly Rate
$12.08 - $40.85  
   
Overtime
$0.00 - $53.62  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$50K$100K$150K
Bonus
$0.00 - $20,309  
   
Profit Sharing
$750 - $10,113  
Total Pay (?
XTotal Pay combines base annual salary or hourly wage, bonuses, profit sharing, tips, commissions, overtime pay and other forms of cash earnings, as applicable for this job. It does not include equity (stock) compensation, cash value of retirement benefits, or the value of other non-cash benefits (e.g. healthcare).
)
$43,763 - $144,353  
PayScale
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 3 Sep 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 36
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Job Description for Economist

Economists analyze government and economic data to predict and forecast economic trends in a region, country, or the entire world. They conduct research on various segments of an area's economy such as commodities, finance, labor, agriculture, and trade. After conducting the research, they use data complied in order to make forecasts and predictions concerning the state of the economy, and how to keep it growning and thriving.
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Economist Tasks
  • Compile reports and illustrations of research findings.
  • Devise methods for data collection, sampling, and processing in regard to finance, labor, agriculture, commodities, trade, etc.
  • Design and conduct research to identify trends, formulate forecast models.
  • Advise the government, agencies, corporations, and/or banks about the adoption of financial policies.

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Pay by Experience Level for Economist

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Pay Difference By Location

Houston
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San Francisco
up arrow 36%
Seattle
up arrow 27%
Dallas
up arrow 15%
Chicago
up arrow 8%
Los Angeles
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National Average
$76,000
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Denver
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Richmond
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Philadelphia
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Raleigh
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Portland
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Atlanta
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Experience Affects Economist Salaries

National Average
$76,000

Skills That Affect Economist Salaries

Financial Analysis
up arrow 8%
SAS
up arrow 5%
National Average
$76,000
Data Analysis
up arrow 1%

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Gender

Female
23%
female alumni
 
Male
77%
male alumni

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
12%
1-4 years
44%
5-9 years
20%
10-19 years
13%
20 years or more
11%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits Medical: 90% dental benefits Dental: 66%
vision benefits Vision: 52% employee benefits None: 8%
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