An Economist in Chicago, Illinois earns an average salary of $63,871 per year. A skill in Data Analysis is associated with high pay for this job. Most people move on to other jobs if they have more than 10 years' experience in this career.

$40,000 - $99,990
(Median)
$40K
$64K
$100K
MEDIAN: $63,871
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$40,000 - $99,990  
   
Bonus
$3,250  
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$40,000 - $101,500  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 28 Oct 2016 | Individuals Reporting: 19
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Experience Affects Economist Salaries

Mid-Career
up arrow 30%

National Average
$64,000

Entry-Level
up arrow 2%

Skills That Affect Economist Salaries

Data Analysis
up arrow 13%

Policy Analysis
up arrow 7%

Research Analysis
0%

Statistical Analysis
0%

National Average
$64,000

Gender

Female
30 %
Male
70 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
32%
1-4 years
42%
5-9 years
21%
10-19 years
5%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 93%
dental benefits
Dental: 93%
medical benefits
Vision: 79%
dental benefits
None: 7%
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