Economists and economic policy researchers and analysts

National Occupation Code (NOC): 4162  ยท  Browse All Occupations

Economists and economic policy researchers and analysts conduct research, monitor data, analyze information and prepare reports and plans to resolve economic and business problems and develop models to analyze, explain and forecast economic behaviour and patterns. They advise on matters such as finance, fiscal and monetary policy, international trade, agricultural and natural resource commodities and labour and industrial markets. They are employed by government departments and agencies and throughout the private sector in associations, unions, research organizations, banks and investment firms.

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  • Agricultural Economist
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  • Business Economist
  • Business Intelligence Analyst
  • Consumer Advisor - Economics
  • Development Economist
  • Econometrician
  • Economic Advisor
  • Economic Analyst
  • Economic Consultant
  • Economic Policy Adviser
  • Economic Policy Analyst
  • Economic Policy Researcher
  • Economic Research Group Supervisor
  • Economist
  • Energy Economist
  • Farm Economist
  • Financial Economist
  • Financial Market Economist
  • Fiscal Economics Analyst
  • Forest Economist
  • Forest Resources Economist
  • General Economist
  • Health Economist
  • Human Resources Economist
  • Industrial Economist
  • Industrial Relations Economist
  • Industrial Trade Economist
  • International Trade Economist
  • Investment Economist
  • Labour Economist
  • Labour Market Information Analyst
  • Land Use Economist
  • Mathematical Economist
  • Natural Resources Economist
  • Price Economist
  • Regional Economist
  • Resource Economist
  • Risk Management Analyst
  • Salary Analyst - Economic Policy
  • Social Economist
  • Tax Economist
  • Territorial Resources Economist
  • Trade Analyst
  • Trade Economist
  • Transport Economist
  • Wage Analyst - Economic Policy
  • Welfare Economist
  • Agricultural Economist
  • Economic Advisor
  • Economic Analyst
  • Economic Policy Analyst
  • Economist
  • Energy Economist
  • Financial Economist
  • Industrial Economist
  • International Trade Economist
  • Investment Economist
  • Labour Economist
  • Natural Resources Economist
  • Tax Economist
  • Trade Economist
  • Business Analyst - Economics
  • Consumer Advisor - Economics
  • Salary Analyst - Economic Policy
  • Wage Analyst - Economic Policy
  • Business Analyst

Median Income by Education

The following table details the median income for various education levels for economists and economic policy researchers and analysts.

Education Level Median Income
No certificate, diploma or degree N/A
Secondary (high) school diploma or equivalency certificate $59,555
Apprenticeship or trades certificate or diploma N/A
College, CEGEP or other non-university certificate or diploma $74,329
University certificate or diploma below bachelor level $51,327
University certificate, diploma or degree at bachelor level or above $85,331
Total: Highest certificate, diploma or degree $81,970
Data source: Statistics Canada 2016 Census of Population. Custom tabulation for population aged 15 and over who worked in 2015 and reported employment income in 2015.

Median Income by Gender

The following table details median income by gender for economists and economic policy researchers and analysts.

Gender Median Income
Male $81,970
Female $94,727
Data source: Statistics Canada 2016 Census of Population. Custom tabulation for population aged 15 and over who worked in 2015 and reported employment income in 2015.

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Extracted Salary Information (63 samples)

The following salary data has been extracted from job posts indexed on this website over the last year for economists and economic policy researchers and analysts.

$29,250.00
Lowest Observed
$150,000.00
Highest Observed
$70,000.00
25th Percentile
$84,711.60
Average
$86,000.00
Median
$96,000.00
75th Percentile

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Regional Employment Participation by Age Group

This chart and accompanying table outlines regional employment participation by age group for economists and economic policy researchers and analysts

Age Group Employed Individuals
15 to 24 years 85
25 to 34 years 290
35 to 44 years 380
45 to 54 years 340
55 to 64 years 150
65 to 74 years 30
75 years and over 10
Total 1,285
Data source: Statistics Canada 2016 Census of Population. Custom tabulation for labour force aged 15 and over in private households.

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Regional Employment Participation by Employment Type

This chart outlines regional employment participation by employment type for economists and economic policy researchers and analysts. Hover over a pie section to see the associated employment type, or refer to the table below.

Employment Type Employed Individuals
Full Time 360
Part Time 960
Total 1,320
Data source: Statistics Canada 2016 Census of Population. Custom tabulation for population aged 15 and over who worked in 2015 and reported employment income in 2015.

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Regional Employment Participation by Gender

This chart outlines regional employment participation by gender for economists and economic policy researchers and analysts. Hover over a pie section to see the associated gender, or refer to the table below.

Gender Employed Individuals
Male 700
Female 585
Total 1,285
Data source: Statistics Canada 2016 Census of Population. Custom tabulation for population aged 15 and over who worked in 2015 and reported employment income in 2015.

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Regional Employment Participation by Class of Worker

This chart outlines regional employment participation by class of worker for economists and economic policy researchers and analysts. Hover over a pie section to see the associated class, or refer to the table below.

Class Employed Individuals
Employee 1,235
Self Employed 50
Total 1,285
Data source: Statistics Canada 2016 Census of Population. Custom tabulation for labour force aged 15 and over in private households.

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Regional Employment Participation by Labour Force Status

This chart outlines regional employment participation by labour force status for economists and economic policy researchers and analysts. Hover over a pie section to see the associated labour status, or refer to the table below.

Labour Status Individuals
Employed 1,250
Unemployed 30
Total 1,285
Data source: Statistics Canada 2016 Census of Population. Custom tabulation for labour force aged 15 and over in private households.

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Regional Employment Participation by Education Level

This chart outlines regional employment participation by education level for economists and economic policy researchers and analysts. Hover over a pie section to see the associated education level, or refer to the table below.

Education Level Individuals
No certificate, diploma or degree 0
Secondary (high) school diploma or equivalency certificate 95
Apprenticeship or trades certificate or diploma 0
College, CEGEP or other non-university certificate or diploma 145
University certificate or diploma below bachelor level 65
University certificate, diploma or degree at bachelor level or above 1,020
Total 1,320
Data source: Statistics Canada 2016 Census of Population. Custom tabulation for population aged 15 and over who worked in 2015 and reported employment income in 2015.

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