Economists earn more than number-crunchers at central banks

On average, statisticians take home 88% of what economists earn

Data specialists and statisticians are paid 88% of economists’ take-home pay at central banks, Economics Benchmarks 2020 shows.

The salary of the average economist was $39,334, compared with $34,453 for data specialists and statisticians. European institutions exhibited the smallest wage gap, with the employees in the statistical teams taking home 90% of what economists earned.

There was scarcely any difference in the wage gap between the two professions across advanced economy (AE) and

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