Senior Economist Salary

A Senior Economist earns an average salary of $107,899 per year. A skill in Statistical Analysis is associated with high pay for this job. Experience has a moderate effect on income for this job.

$77,285 - $175,974

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$78,805 - $185,135  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 18 Jul 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 111
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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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Experience Affects Senior Economist Salaries

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National Average

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Skills That Affect Senior Economist Salaries

Statistical Analysis
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Financial Analysis
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Research Analysis
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Data Modeling
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Project Management

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Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 22 votes.


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Years of Experience

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Common Health Benefits

medical benefits Medical: 92% dental benefits Dental: 75%
vision benefits Vision: 58% employee benefits None: 2%