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Economist Salary

$130,315 (USD)

Average Salary

$63/hr

Average Hourly

$4,665

Average Bonus

Last updated: December 10, 2019

The average pay for an Economist is $130,315 a year and $63 an hour in the United States. The average salary range for an Economist is between $90,282 and $162,269. On average, a Master's Degree is the highest level of education for an Economist. This compensation analysis is based on salary survey data collected directly from employers and anonymous employees in the United States.

ERI’s compensation data are based on salary surveys conducted and researched by ERI. Cost of labor data in the Assessor Series are based on actual housing sales data from commercially available sources, plus rental rates, gasoline prices, consumables, medical care premium costs, property taxes, effective income tax rates, etc.

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Description:
  • Plans, designs, and researches to aid in interpretation of economic relationships and in solution of problems arising from production and distribution of goods and services.
  • Studies how society distributes scarce resources such as land, labor, raw materials, and machinery to produce goods and services.
  • Plans and conducts research, collects and analyzes data, monitors economic trends, and develops economic forecasts.
  • Utilizes mathematical models to help forecast answers to economic questions.
  • Studies economic and statistical data in area of specialization.
Economist Job Prevalence in the United States

Job family: Economists

Job family population: 18,650

Estimated population of Economist jobs: 3,861

Rate of error: 3.5%

Estimated salary in 2024:
$151,071
5 Year Change:
16 %
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Description: The United States of America (USA), commonly known as the United States (U.S. or US) or simply America, is a country comprising 50 states, a federal district, five major self-governing territories, and various possessions. At 3.8 million square miles (9.8 million km2), it is the world's third or fourth largest country by total area and is slightly smaller than the entire continent of Europe. Most of the country is located in central North America between Canada and Mexico. With an estimated population of over 327 million people, the U.S. is the third most populous country. The capital is Washington, D.C., and the...

Economist Job Listings for United States

Economist
Dec 2
Washington, District of Columbia, USA
Department of Health And Human Services
Responsibilities Conducts statistical and economic analyses of current and prospective Federal activities that affect science and public health. Develops, designs, and conducts policy-relevant ...
Senior Economist
Sep 25
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ThinkWhy LLC
Our Senior Economist will use ThinkWhy's proprietary model in conjunction with outside data sources to develop labor market and occupational insights, share these insights with the press (broadcast ...
Economic Development Specialist
Nov 21
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The Catalyst Group of Companies, LLC
As part of a larger project, we are currently seeking an Economic Development Specialist for the Seattle, WA area. Overview: This position functions as a grant specialist on all matters related to ...
Research Analyst
Nov 7
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Monument Economics Group
Understands and can apply basic economic, statistical, and econometric concepts. * Demonstrates intermediate competency in Excel and graphics. * Understands and interested in developing knowledge of ...
Analyst (Economics and Real Estate)
Nov 7
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Rosen Consulting Group
The successful candidate will synthesize data and interpret economic and real estate trends. The individual will be a contributing member of the forecasting team, leveraging proprietary models to ...

The average pay for an Economist is $130,315 a year and $63 an hour in the United States. The average salary range for an Economist is between $90,282 and $162,269. On average, a Master's Degree is the highest level of education for an Economist. This compensation analysis is based on salary survey data collected directly from employers and anonymous employees in the United States.

ERI’s compensation data are based on salary surveys conducted and researched by ERI. Cost of labor data in the Assessor Series are based on actual housing sales data from commercially available sources, plus rental rates, gasoline prices, consumables, medical care premium costs, property taxes, effective income tax rates, etc.

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