Economist in Washington, District of Columbia Salary

The average pay for an Economist in Washington, District of Columbia is $90,533 per year. Most people with this job move on to other positions after 20 years in this career. Experience strongly influences income for this job. Skills that are associated with high pay for this job are Policy Analysis, Data Modeling, Technical Writing, and Financial Analysis.

$51,273 - $148,914
MEDIAN: $90,533

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$51,649 - $157,535  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 12 Jan 2016 | Individuals Reporting: 310
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Experience Affects Economist Salaries

National Average

Skills That Affect Economist Salaries

Technical Writing
up arrow 13%

up arrow 4%

Research Analysis
up arrow 1%

National Average

Data Analysis
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Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 54 votes.


27 %
73 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
1-4 years
5-9 years
10-19 years
20 years or more

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 95%
dental benefits
Dental: 66%
medical benefits
Vision: 55%
dental benefits
None: 4%