The average pay for an Entry-Level Economist is $62,226 per year. A skill in R is associated with high pay for this job.

$40,099 - $103,202
(Median)
$40K
$62K
$100K
MEDIAN: $62,225
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$11.60 - $37.08
(Median)
$12
$22
$37
MEDIAN: $22.00
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National Salary Data (?
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$0$50K$100K$150K
Salary
$40,099 - $103,202  
   
Bonus
$2.00 - $18,000  
Profit Sharing
$4,875  
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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$39,832 - $105,090  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 28 Oct 2016 | Individuals Reporting: 509
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$25$50$75
Hourly Rate
$11.60 - $37.08  
   
Overtime
$10.00 - $69.00  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$50K$100K$150K
Bonus
$2.00 - $18,000  
   
Profit Sharing
$4,875  
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).
)
$39,832 - $105,090  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 28 Oct 2016 | Individuals Reporting: 37
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Skills That Affect Economist Salaries

R
up arrow 19%

Policy Analysis
up arrow 5%

Econometrics
up arrow 5%

Data Modeling
up arrow 4%

Data Analysis
up arrow 3%

Statistical Analysis
up arrow 3%

Financial Analysis
up arrow 1%

SAS
0%

Forecasting
0%

National Average
$63,000

Research Analysis
up arrow 1%

Microsoft Excel
up arrow 5%

Technical Writing
up arrow 8%

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 50 votes.

Gender

Female
29 %
Male
71 %

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 88%
dental benefits
Dental: 73%
medical benefits
Vision: 62%
dental benefits
None: 9%
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