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Average Senior Economist Salary

$124,555
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$11,000
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The average salary for a Senior Economist is $124,555.
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$79k
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$125k
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$192k
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What Do Senior Economists Do?

Senior Economist Tasks
  • Oversee economic research projects from initial design through execution.
  • Share and present economic data interpretations with specialists of differing expertise.
  • Provide project management to ensure delivery of economic research undertakings.
  • Assist with publication of research documents and reports.

Job Satisfaction for Senior Economist

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What Are Popular Skills for Senior Economists?

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

What is the Pay by Experience Level for Senior Economists?

An early career Senior Economist with 1-4 years of experience earns an average total compensation (includes tips, bonus, and overtime pay) of $92,432 based on 22 salaries. A mid-career Senior Economist with 5-9 years of experience earns an average total compensation of $117,575 based on 36 salaries. An experienced Senior Economist with 10-19 years of experience earns an average total compensation of $130,596 based on 78 salaries. In their late career (20 years and higher), employees earn an average total compensation of $135,918.
Employees with Senior Economist in their job title in Washington, District of Columbia earn an average of 17.5% more than the national average. These job titles also find higher than average salaries in Chicago, Illinois (6.9% more) and Lexington, Massachusetts (4.4% more). The lowest salaries can be found in Seattle, Washington (19.7% less), Boston, Massachusetts (10.9% less) and New York, New York (5.9% less).

Years of Experience

This data is based on 178 survey responses.
Early Career
12.4%
Mid Career
20.2%
Experienced
43.8%
Late Career
23.6%

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