How much does a Chief Economist make in the United States? The average Chief Economist salary in the United States is $282,930 as of January 26, 2023, but the range typically falls between $215,550 and $329,710. Salary ranges can vary widely depending on many important factors, including education, certifications, additional skills, the number of years you have spent in your profession. With more online, real-time compensation data than any other website, Salary.com helps you determine your exact pay target. 

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The Chief Economist communicates the results of economic studies to the stakeholders and sets guidelines for corporate economic strategies. Provides economic data, prepares interpretative reports, and provides leadership for the company's use of economic data and adaptation of economic models. Being a Chief Economist typically requires a Ph.D. in a field of specialty and at least 15 years of experience. Understands the macro and micro economic environment and its impact on the industry. In addition, Chief Economist typically reports to top management. The Chief Economist manages a departmental function within a broader corporate function. Develops major goals to support broad functional objectives. Approves policies developed within various sub-functions and departments. Comprehensive knowledge of the overall departmental function. Working as a Chief Economist typically requires 8+ years of managerial experience. (Copyright 2023 Salary.com)

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