The average Economist with Statistical Analysis skills can expect to rake in roughly $78K annually. Career duration is the biggest factor affecting pay for this group, followed by geography. Most Economists with Statistical Analysis skills report high levels of job satisfaction. Male Economists with Statistical Analysis skills are far more common among survey respondents than their female counterparts, who typically comprise less than one-third of the field. Most enjoy medical while a strong majority get dental coverage. Vision coverage is also available to a majority. The data for this synopsis comes from respondents who took the PayScale salary survey.

$45,512 - $142,000
$46K
$78K
$140K
MEDIAN: $77,818
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$25.21 - $32.89
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MEDIAN: $29.65
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National Salary Data (?
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$0$60K$120K$180K
Salary
$45,512 - $142,000  
   
Bonus
$503 - $29,960  
Profit Sharing
$8,000  
Total Pay (?
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$45,824 - $154,302  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 19 Jan 2017 | Individuals Reporting: 184
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$30$60$90
Hourly Rate
$29.65  
   
Overtime
$31.73  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$60K$120K$180K
Bonus
$503 - $29,960  
   
Profit Sharing
$8,000  
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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$45,824 - $154,302  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 19 Jan 2017 | Individuals Reporting: 6

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Pay by Experience Level for Economist

Median of all compensation (including tips, bonus, and overtime) by years of experience.


Economists with Statistical Analysis skills who reported more years of relevant experience also reported higher earnings. Salaries for the relatively untried average out to around $65K, but survey participants with five to 10 years of experience earn a significantly higher median of $94K. Between one and two decades on the job, average salaries pass the six-figure mark at around $106K. Average wages for folks with more than 20 years of experience come out to around $121K.

Pay Difference by Location

National Average: $78,174

Larger city markers indicate a job is popular in that location.

For those looking to make money, Economists with Statistical Analysis skills in Washington enjoy an exceptional pay rate, 35 percent above the national average. Economists with Statistical Analysis skills will also find cushy salaries in San Francisco (+29 percent) and New York (+4 percent). Those in the field find the lowest salaries in Chicago, 19 percent below the national average.

Key Stats for Economist

Gender

Female
29 %
Male
71 %

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 21 votes.
038
Less than 1 year
16%
1-4 years
39%
5-9 years
20%
10-19 years
19%
20 years or more
5%
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Years in Fields/Career:
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Experience Affects Economist Salaries

Late-Career
up arrow 55%

Experienced
up arrow 35%

Mid-Career
up arrow 20%

National Average
$78,000

Entry-Level
up arrow 16%

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 21 votes.

Gender

Female
29 %
Male
71 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
16%
1-4 years
39%
5-9 years
20%
10-19 years
19%
20 years or more
5%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 89%
dental benefits
Dental: 76%
vision benefits
Vision: 66%
dental benefits
None: 10%
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