Average Economist Salary in Australia

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The average salary for an Economist in Australia is AU$78,057.
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AU$50k - AU$130k
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AU$50k - AU$137k

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Job Description for Economist

Economist Tasks
  • Design and conduct research to identify trends, formulate forecast models.
  • Advise the government, agencies, corporations, and/or banks about the adoption of financial policies.
  • Compile reports and illustrations of research findings.
  • Devise methods for data collection, sampling, and processing in regard to finance, labor, agriculture, commodities, trade, etc.

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Popular Skills for Economist

Skills in Data Analysis, Econometrics, Data Modeling and Policy Analysis are correlated to pay that is above average. Skills that pay less than market rate include Research Analysis.

Pay by Experience Level for Economist

An entry-level Economist with less than 1 year experience can expect to earn an average total compensation (includes tips, bonus, and overtime pay) of AU$66,951 based on 21 salaries. An early career Economist with 1-4 years of experience earns an average total compensation of AU$72,955 based on 68 salaries. A mid-career Economist with 5-9 years of experience earns an average total compensation of AU$91,542 based on 32 salaries. An experienced Economist with 10-19 years of experience earns an average total compensation of AU$113,318 based on 23 salaries. In their late career (20 years and higher), employees earn an average total compensation of AU$154,671.
Employees with Economist in their job title in Sydney, New South Wales earn an average of 2.5% more than the national average. These job titles also find higher than average salaries in Melbourne, Victoria (1.1% more). The lowest salaries can be found in Perth, Western Australia (13.0% less), Brisbane, Queensland (4.2% less) and Canberra, Australian Capital Territory (ACT) (2.1% less).

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