Urban economist - Salary and Career

Urban economist - Career description, activities, functions and salary

They analyze the economic environment, design and execute economic, market and economic feasibility research projects, among others. They participate in strategic and short-term planning and assess collective impact policies for the government, NGOs and other organizations. They manage economic-financial programming, operate in domestic and foreign markets, examine corporate finances. They can exercise mediation, expertise and arbitration.

How much does an Urban economist earn

A Urban economist earns between $1.513 and $11.627 per month, with an average monthly salary of $4.363 and a median salary of $3.500 according to an Averwage.com salary survey along with to data of professionals hired and fired by companies in the labor market.

Our research is based on the salaries of 29 professionals hired and dismissed by the period from 06/2021 to 05/2022 (last year).

Salary ranges for the Urban economist

Monthly Salary Annual Salary Salary Per Week Hourly Salary
Average wage 4.363 52.359 1.091 21
1º Quartile 1.513 18.162 378 7
Median Salary 3.500 42.000 875 17
3º Quartile 8.867 106.405 2.217 43
Higher Salary 11.627 139.522 2.907 56

Professional job categories

  • Science and arts professionals
    • professionals of the social sciences and humanities
      • social scientists, psychologists
        • economists

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Main workplaces

Economists they work in companies of various economic activities such as financial intermediation, insurance and private pension, public administration, social security, economic consulting companies, in agriculture, livestock, industry and services related to these activities, in wholesale trade and trade intermediaries. They are mostly statutory or salaried employees with a formal contract, work as a team, with permanent supervision, in a closed environment and during daytime hours.

What does it take to work in the field of Economists

The exercise of these occupations requires a higher degree in economic sciences or a postgraduate degree in economics and registration with the Regional Council of Economics. The full performance of activities occurs after one or two years of experience in the area.

Functions and activities of Urban economist

Economists must:

  • acting in internal and external markets;
  • elaborate projects (economic research, market research, economic feasibility etc);
  • work in internal and external markets;
  • communicate;
  • examine corporate finance;
  • analyze economic environment;
  • evaluate collective impact policies (government, ngos, other organizations);
  • exercising mediation, expertise and arbitration;
  • evaluating collective impact policies (government, ngos, other organizations);
  • manage economic-financial programming;
  • participate in strategic and short-term planning;
  • exercise mediation, expertise and arbitration;
  • execute projects (economic research, market research, economic feasibility etc);
  • act in internal and external markets;
  • demonstrate personal skills;
  • acting in domestic and foreign markets;
  • elaborate projects (economic research, markets, economic feasibility etc);

  • Activities

    • formulate abstract concepts;
    • list action alternatives;
    • calculate company market value;
    • define a schedule;
    • collect data;
    • analyze political-institutional environment;
    • analyze socio-economic and environmental sustainability;
    • perform sectoral and regional analyses;
    • transmit knowledge;
    • define schedule;
    • interpret results;
    • browse bibliography;
    • display communications at events;
    • representing interests in national and international negotiations;
    • plan investments (capital budgets);
    • coordinate projects;
    • predict competitors' performance;
    • criticize data;
    • establish arbitration award;
    • teach courses;
    • pricing products and services;
    • analyze long-term trends;
    • negotiate projects;
    • keep up to date;
    • write articles, books, economic bulletins and reports;
    • issuing reports and opinions;
    • adapt language to the audience;
    • value equity;
    • indicate merger, acquisition, partnership, etc;
    • estimate social and environmental impacts (externalities);
    • measure consequences of actions;
    • recruit staff;
    • manage customer portfolio (portfolio);
    • develop collection instruments;
    • manage cash flow;
    • confront alternative costs;
    • dialogue with the media;
    • demonstrate leadership ability;
    • identify opportunities and threats in the environment and in the organization;
    • verify company information (due diligence);
    • establish an arbitration award;
    • process data;
    • monitor budget execution;
    • estimate demand;
    • detect new markets;
    • manage risks;
    • subsidize decisions;
    • define products and results;
    • apply quantitative methods;
    • reveal critical judgment;
    • scaling human and physical resources;
    • demonstrate ability to use computer resources;
    • subsidizing the formulation of rules, regulations and contracts;
    • show creativity;
    • demonstrate logical reasoning;
    • indicate merger, acquisition, partnership etc;
    • define methodology;
    • perform credit analysis;
    • ask for comparative advantages;
    • estimate profitability and economic-financial viability;
    • develop indicators;
    • propose actions;
    • monitoring compliance with regulations;
    • show creativity;
    • mediate conflicts of interest;
    • determine sources;
    • build scenarios;
    • select funding sources;
    • mediate conflicts of interest;
    • verify implementation of proposed actions;
    • demonstrate verbal ability in foreign languages;
    • estimate results;
    • assist in marketing policies;
    • work as a team;
    • assess adequacy of actions to the problem;
    • interpret results;
    • monitor market indicators;
    • confronting alternative costs;
    • recommend policies;
    • give lectures;
    • manage databases;
    • analyze conjunctures;
    • train staff;
    • identify market structure (competition);
    • creating financial products;
    • delineate problem;
    • estimate private costs;
    • budget projects;
    • delimit object;
    • perform financial statement analysis;
    • indicate merger, acquisition, partnership etc;
    • generate evaluation parameters;
    • justify project;
    • criticize data;
    • suggest technology adoption;
    • checking barriers to competition;
    • assist in the formulation of trade policies;

    Sectors that hire Urban economist the most in the job market

    • general public administration
    • manufacture of agricultural pesticides
    • development of computer programs and software in general
    • activities of employer and business associative organizations
    • multiple banks, with commercial portfolio
    • activities of associative organizations linked to culture and art
    • manufacture of peripherals for computer equipment
    • intermediation activities and agency services and business in general
    • accounting activities
    • combined office and administrative support services

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