A Senior Economist earns an average salary of $109,784 per year. Experience has a moderate effect on income for this job.
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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.Read More...
Senior economists generally work in office environments and spend the majority of their time at a desk with limited movement throughout the day. They are generally responsible for helping to develop positions on various policies and analyzing and researching topics of interest to their companies.
They must be able to anticipate possible scenarios and events which may affect their companies and analyze courses of action to take. They may be asked to prepare write-ups from time to time which detail their findings and present this information to executive employees. Senior economists work closely with chief economists, as well as other departments such as communications, to develop plans and ideas. They may also be required to manage some employees, particularly economists which work underneath them. (Copyright 2018 PayScale.com)
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.
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Pay by Experience Level for Senior Economist
Pay by Experience for a Senior Economist has a positive trend. An entry-level Senior Economist with less than 5 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $74,000 based on 18 salaries provided by anonymous users. Average total compensation includes tips, bonus, and overtime pay. A Senior Economist with mid-career experience which includes employees with 5 to 10 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $103,000 based on 33 salaries. An experienced Senior Economist which includes employees with 10 to 20 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $120,000 based on 50 salaries. A Senior Economist with late-career experience which includes employees with greater than 20 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $140,000 based on 17 salaries.
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