Economists have a job stress score of 15.60 [most stressful job is 71.59]. Economists provide macro or micro economic advice to organizations or companies. They do this by studying data and statistics of the past, the market that company is trying to position in, and the competition. Economists are focused on reducing costs, forecasting future economic conditions pertinent to the company/organization, improving sales, marketing, and maintaining the money flow within the company, in positive balance. Understanding the market, trends, and financial aspects of business, they provide the financial plans, predictions and solutions to problems. Deadlines on projects and result-driven campaigns are the features of the job that impose some levels of stress. Experts in the field are compensated from $100K onwards a year.