Economist with Statistical Analysis Skills Salary

Economists with Statistical Analysis skills can expect wages of $82K annually on average. Career duration is the biggest factor affecting pay for this group, followed by geography. 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. Job satisfaction is reported as high by the vast majority of workers. Most enjoy medical while the greater part get dental coverage. Vision coverage is also available to the larger part. The data in this summary comes from the PayScale salary survey.

$48,172 - $133,966
MEDIAN: $81,976

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$48,172 - $133,966  
$745 - $24,658  
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$48,461 - $145,638  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 12 Jan 2016 | Individuals Reporting: 214
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Pay by Experience Level for Economist

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

Experience and income seem to be closely related; in general, the survey respondents who had worked for more years reported higher incomes. The average beginner in this position makes around $68K, but folks who have been around for five to 10 years see a markedly higher median salary of $92K. Between one and two decades on the job, average salaries pass the six-figure mark at around $107K. Seasoned workers who boast more than two decades of relevant experience enjoy a median salary of $126K, which is substantially larger than the medians reported by folks with fewer years on their resumes.

Pay Difference by Location

National Average: $82,978

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San Francisco offers some of the highest pay in the country for Economists with Statistical Analysis skills, 22 percent above the national average. Economists with Statistical Analysis skills will also find cushy salaries in Washington (+19 percent). Chicago is home to the smallest salaries in the field, lagging the national average by 6 percent.

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Experience Affects Economist Salaries

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Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 42 votes.


28 %
72 %

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: 89%
dental benefits
Dental: 69%
medical benefits
Vision: 60%
dental benefits
None: 8%