The average pay for an Economist in Washington, District of Columbia is $91,087 per year. Most people with this job move on to other positions after 20 years in this career. Experience has a moderate effect on income for this job. Skills that are associated with high pay for this job are Financial Analysis, Policy Analysis, Statistical Analysis, Data Modeling, and Technical Writing.

$49,818 - $147,806
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$50,045 - $151,492  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 28 Oct 2016 | Individuals Reporting: 162
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Experience Affects Economist Salaries




National Average
$93,000


Skills That Affect Economist Salaries





Technical Writing
up arrow 10%

Research Analysis
up arrow 4%

SAS
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Data Analysis
0%

National Average
$93,000

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 19 votes.

Gender

Female
27 %
Male
73 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
13%
1-4 years
36%
5-9 years
26%
10-19 years
18%
20 years or more
7%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 94%
dental benefits
Dental: 72%
medical benefits
Vision: 62%
dental benefits
None: 4%
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