Senior Economist Salary

A Senior Economist earns an average salary of $106,979 per year. Experience has a moderate effect on income for this job.

$75,800 - $174,042

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$77,878 - $183,023  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 20 Sep 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 121
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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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Skills That Affect Senior Economist Salaries

Financial Analysis
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Statistical Analysis
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Data Modeling

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Project Management
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Research Analysis
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Job Satisfaction

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


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Years of Experience

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Common Health Benefits

medical benefits Medical: 91% dental benefits Dental: 73%
vision benefits Vision: 58% employee benefits None: 4%