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Senior Economist Salary

A Senior Economist earns an average salary of $112,558 per year. Experience has a moderate effect on income for this job.
$78,593 - $169,422
(Median)
$79K
$110K
$170K
MEDIAN: $112,558
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Salary
$78,593 - $169,422  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $42,085  
Profit Sharing
$2,250 - $15,000  
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$80,119 - $184,548  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 11 Dec 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 95
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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.

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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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Pay by Experience Level for Senior Economist

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

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Experience Affects Senior Economist Salaries

Late-Career
up arrow 26%

Experienced
up arrow 12%

National Average
$119,000

Mid-Career
up arrow 12%

Entry-Level
up arrow 24%

Skills That Affect Senior Economist Salaries

Research Analysis
up arrow 2%

Financial Analysis
up arrow 2%

National Average
$119,000

Data Modeling
up arrow 5%

Project Management
up arrow 6%

Statistical Analysis
up arrow 8%

SAS
up arrow 16%

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 26 votes.

Gender

Female
17 %
Male
83 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
2%
1-4 years
14%
5-9 years
21%
10-19 years
39%
20 years or more
24%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits Medical: 91% dental benefits Dental: 73%
vision benefits Vision: 51% employee benefits None: 2%