Updated Dec 13, 2021

How much does an Economist make?

Updated Dec 13, 2021

Experience

Industry

$108,063 / yrTotal Pay
$90,035 / yrBase Pay
$18,028 / yrAdditional Pay

$108,063

 / yr
$63K$193K
Most Likely Range
Possible Range

The estimated total pay for a Economist is $108,063 per year in the United States area, with an average salary of $90,035 per year. These numbers represent the median, which is the midpoint of the ranges from our proprietary Total Pay Estimate model and based on salaries collected from our users. The estimated additional pay is $18,028 per year. Additional pay could include cash bonus, commission, tips, and profit sharing. The "Most Likely Range" represents values that exist within the 25th and 75th percentile of all pay data available for this role.

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Total Pay Trajectory

For Economist

$108,063 /yr
Economist
$89,535 /yr
Economist II
$130,792 /yr
Senior Economist
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Related Job Titles

For Economist

Some related job titles are Economic Salaries with median pay of $108,897, Junior Economist Salaries with median pay of $81,345, Chief Economist Salaries with median pay of $278,599, Economic Analyst Salaries with median pay of $87,426.

Top Paying Companies

For an Economist in United States

Below is the total pay for the top 10 highest paying companies for an Economist in United States. Employers include IFC, DLA Piper and Amazon.

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IFC
$220,441/yr
7
$155,465/yr
8
BBVA
$154,686/yr

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$96,902

 / yr

$115,112

 / yr

$105,939

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$139,153

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$176,073

 / yr

$100,762

 / yr

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$108,831

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$89,735

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$119,517

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$109,788

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$107,781

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Glassdoor Economist Pay Overview

What is the pay outlook for Finance & Accounting?

Jobs in finance and accounting are expected to see continued demand, with employment growth linked to the health of the broader economy. These jobs will continue to offer above average pay but usually require higher education or certification to enter the field. While automation will replace many common tasks, it is not expected to reduce the need for these employees; it will instead allow them to focus on core soft skills like advising clients and analyzing trends.

Recent Salaries Shared

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Job Title

Location

Total Pay

Base Pay | Additional Pay

Total Years of Experience

Years at Recent Employer

Submitted

Date of Time

Economist

United States of America

 | 4-6 years

$18,000

/yr

SubmittedYesterday

4-6 years
Yesterday
Economist

United States of America

 | 7-9 years

$121,000

/yr

SubmittedYesterday

7-9 years
Yesterday
Economist

United States of America

 | 1-3 years

$90,184

/yr

$90K | $350

SubmittedYesterday

1-3 years
Yesterday
Economist

United States of America

 | 4-6 years

$205,000

/yr

$182K | $23K

SubmittedYesterday

4-6 years
Yesterday
Economic Analyst

United States of America

 | <1 year

$12

/hr

SubmittedYesterday

<1 year
Yesterday
Economic Analyst

United States of America

 | <1 year

$12

/hr

SubmittedYesterday

<1 year
Yesterday
Economist

United States of America

 | 4-6 years

$50,000

/yr

SubmittedYesterday

4-6 years
Yesterday
Economist

United States of America

 | 4-6 years

$84,000

/yr

Submitted2 days ago

4-6 years
2 days ago

Economist pay FAQ

The national average salary for an Economist is $90,035 per year in United States. Filter by location to see an Economist salaries in your area. Salaries estimates are based on 2382 salaries submitted anonymously to Glassdoor by an Economist employees.

The highest salary for an Economist in United States is $159,735 per year.

The lowest salary for an Economist in United States is $52,221 per year.

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