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Chief Economist Salary

How much does a Chief Economist make in the United States?
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Salary Data for Chief Economist

$173,160 (USD)/yr

$83 (USD)/hr

$20,589 (USD)/yr

$170,751 (USD)/yr

$82 (USD)/hr

$20,589 (USD)/yr

Job Description
Directs functions that plan, design, and conduct research to aid in interpretation of economic relationships and in solution of problems arising from production and distribution of goods and services. Studies economic and statistical data in area of specialization, such as finance, labor, or agriculture. Devises methods and procedures for collecting and processing data, utilizing knowledge of available sources of data and various econometric and sampling techniques. Reviews and analyzes economic data in order to prepare reports detailing results of investigation, and to stay abreast of economic changes. Compiles data relating to research area, such as employment, productivity, and wages and hours.
The average chief economist salary in United States is $173,160 or an equivalent hourly rate of $83. In addition, they earn an average bonus of $20,589. Salary estimates based on salary survey data collected directly from employers and anonymous employees in United States.
Compensation Data Based on Experience

$118,731 (USD)

$216,499 (USD)


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Salary Potential

$200,739 (USD)

16 %

Based on our compensation data, the estimated salary potential for Chief Economist will increase 16 % over 5 years.

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