Professional Career Opportunities - Job Title Details

Economist Trainee 1, G-13

Occupation Group

Economics, Research and Statistics

Salary Information

Starting Salary


Career Ladder Information

Salary Information for Economist Trainee 1
Title Grade Hiring Rate/yr Job Rate/yr
Economist Trainee 1 13 $49,363 $63,169
Economist Trainee 2 14 $52,198 $66,634
Senr Economist 18 $65,001 $82,656
Assoc Economist 23 $84,156 $106,454
Prin Economist 62 $97,908 $123,761

All salary grades for trainees titles are non-statutory (NS) equated to the salary grade identified. These grade equations apply to the starting salaries in their respective salary schedule for the traineeship levels.

Job Description

Economists apply economic theories to the collection and analysis of economic information and data and prepare interpretative reports. You would assist in designing and evaluating long-term simulations and econometric models for the purpose of forecasting which may include constructing and maintaining databases for use in conjunction with models. This analysis is used to interpret economic data and to prepare reports with appropriate graphic and tabular presentation.

Trainees will receive a combination of structured training, on-the-job training, and/or practical job performance to gain the knowledge and experience necessary to function at the full performance level.

Minimum Qualifications

You must meet the requirements below to qualify for this title.

Either 1. A bachelor's degree or higher in economics; OR

A bachelor's or higher degree including or supplemented by 18 semester credit hours in economics AND 6 semester credit hours in computer science, economics, econometrics, mathematics, operations research, research methods, and/or statistics.

Advanced Placement

If chosen, you may, at the agency's discretion, be appointed to a higher level. You must inform the agency of any additional qualifications at your interview.

View Additional Qualifications

For Trainee 2 you must also have:

Either 1. One year of professional experience performing economic research; OR

2. A master's or higher degree in economics.

For the Full Performance Level you must also have:

Either 1. Two years of professional experience performing economic research; OR

2. A master's or higher degree in economics AND One year of professional experience performing economic research.

How to Apply

The November 2022 PCO Examination is closed, applications are no longer being accepted