The average pay for an Entry-Level Economist is $62,557 per year. A skill in R is associated with high pay for this job.

$39,946 - $103,141
$40K
$63K
$100K
MEDIAN: $62,556
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$11.77 - $36.30
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$36
MEDIAN: $21.00
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National Salary Data (?
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$0$50K$100K$150K
Salary
$39,946 - $103,141  
   
Bonus
$12.26 - $15,050  
Profit Sharing
$6,500  
Commission
$7,500  
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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$39,502 - $104,582  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 19 Jan 2017 | Individuals Reporting: 501
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$25$50$75
Hourly Rate
$11.77 - $36.30  
   
Overtime
$9.93 - $69.46  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$50K$100K$150K
Bonus
$12.26 - $15,050  
   
Commission
$7,500  
Profit Sharing
$6,500  
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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$39,502 - $104,582  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 19 Jan 2017 | Individuals Reporting: 43

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Pay Difference by Location

National Average: $63,314

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Key Stats for Economist

Gender

Female
30 %
Male
70 %

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 48 votes.
Less than 1 year
26%
1-4 years
60%
5-9 years
14%
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Skills That Affect Economist Salaries

R
up arrow 14%

Policy Analysis
up arrow 7%

Stata
up arrow 6%


Econometrics
up arrow 4%


Statistical Analysis
up arrow 3%

Forecasting
up arrow 3%


SAS
0%

National Average
$63,000


Microsoft Excel
up arrow 4%

Technical Writing
up arrow 6%

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 48 votes.

Gender

Female
30 %
Male
70 %

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 86%
dental benefits
Dental: 71%
vision benefits
Vision: 62%
dental benefits
None: 11%
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