An Economist earns an average salary of R288,726 per year. Most people move on to other jobs if they have more than 10 years' experience in this field. Experience strongly influences pay for this job.

R154,926 - R600,957
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MEDIAN: R288,726
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National Salary Data (?
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Salary
R154,926 - R600,957  
   
Bonus
R1,538 - R201,003  
Profit Sharing
R12,500  
Total Pay (?
XTotal Pay combines base annual salary or hourly wage, bonuses, profit sharing, tips, commissions, overtime pay and other forms of cash earnings, as applicable for this job. It does not include equity (stock) compensation, cash value of retirement benefits, or the value of other non-cash benefits (e.g. healthcare).
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R157,526 - R713,439  
Country: South Africa | Currency: ZAR | Updated: 24 Mar 2017 | Individuals Reporting: 133

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Pay by Experience Level for Economist

Pay by Experience for an Economist has a positive trend. An entry-level Economist with less than 5 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $262,000 based on 117 salaries provided by anonymous users. Average total compensation includes tips, bonus, and overtime pay. An Economist with mid-career experience which includes employees with 5 to 10 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $481,000 based on 20 salaries. An experienced Economist which includes employees with 10 to 20 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $686,000 based on 8 salaries. An Economist with late-career experience which includes employees with greater than 20 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $1,100,000 based on 5 salaries.

Pay Difference by Location

National Average: R297,751

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Key Stats for Economist

Gender

Female
38 %
Male
62 %
Less than 1 year
16%
1-4 years
64%
5-9 years
12%
10-19 years
5%
20 years or more
3%
Location:
Years in Fields/Career:
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Experience Affects Economist Salaries

Late-Career
▲269%

Experienced
▲130%

▲62%

National Average
R298,000

▼12%

Skills That Affect Economist Salaries

Financial Analysis
▲7%


National Average
R298,000

Data Analysis
▼1%

Market Research
▼38%

Gender

Female
38 %
Male
62 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
16%
1-4 years
64%
5-9 years
12%
10-19 years
5%
20 years or more
3%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 59%
dental benefits
Dental: 16%
vision benefits
Vision: 17%
no benefits
None: 41%