A Senior Economist earns an average salary of $106,545 per year. Experience has a moderate effect on income for this job.

$70,066 - $172,898
MEDIAN: $106,545

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$70,377 - $184,453  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 28 Oct 2016 | Individuals Reporting: 97
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Job Description for Senior Economist

Senior economists are employed primarily by companies in the financial industry. Most employers prefer applicants who have a master's or doctorate degree in economics or a related field, although some may accept applicants with bachelor's degrees if they also have relevant work experience. Most employers prefer applicants with five or more years of experience in banking, finance, or economics.


Senior Economist Tasks

  • Provide project management to ensure delivery of economic research undertakings.
  • Assist with publication of research documents and reports.
  • Oversee economic research projects from initial design through execution.
  • Share and present economic data interpretations with specialists of differing expertise.

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National Average: $110,489

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Experience Affects Senior Economist Salaries

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National Average

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Skills That Affect Senior Economist Salaries

Financial Analysis
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Data Modeling
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Statistical Analysis
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Research Analysis
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Project Management
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Job Satisfaction

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Years of Experience

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1-4 years
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Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 90%
dental benefits
Dental: 79%
medical benefits
Vision: 71%
dental benefits
None: 7%