The average salary for an Economist in Canada is C$69,726.
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Job Description for Economist
Economists advise businesses and/or government organizations in different aspects of economics. Topics vary greatly, and they can include tax rates, health statistics, energy facts, transportation, international trade, and development. Through the use of different computer programs, economists can gather and present data. Economists generally have a good understanding of different sampling or survey techniques to gain information. The evaluation of both past and present information in the fiel…Read more
- 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 Research Analysis, Statistical Analysis and Econometrics are correlated to pay that is above average. Skills that pay less than market rate include Financial Analysis and Data 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 C$58,478 based on 25 salaries. An early career Economist with 1-4 years of experience earns an average total compensation of C$66,984 based on 99 salaries. A mid-career Economist with 5-9 years of experience earns an average total compensation of C$76,958 based on 43 salaries. An experienced Economist with 10-19 years of experience earns an average total compensation of C$90,630 based on 23 salaries. In their late career (20 years and higher), employees earn an average total compensation of C$82,000.
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Employees with Economist in their job title in Winnipeg, Manitoba earn an average of 5.6% more than the national average. These job titles also find higher than average salaries in Toronto, Ontario (3.8% more). The lowest salaries can be found in Calgary, Alberta (28.3% less), Halifax, Nova Scotia (17.1% less) and Montréal, Québec (11.9% less).
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