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Economic development officer Average UK Salary & Prospects

Economic development officers work with communities, local government and business to bring investment, jobs and facilities to an area.

  • Hold public meetings with government officials, social scientists, lawyers, developers, the public, or special interest groups to formulate, develop, or address issues regarding land use or community plans.  
  • Design, promote, or administer government plans or policies affecting land use, zoning, public utilities, community facilities, housing, or
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Economic development officers typically work around 37 to 39 hours per week.

As a Economic development officer you will typically work evenings.

This occupation tends to be:

  • Investigative — Investigative occupations frequently involve working with ideas, and require an extensive amount of thinking. These occupations can involve searching for facts and figuring out problems mentally.
  • Enterprising — Enterprising occupations frequently involve starting up and carrying out projects. These occupations
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    * from ONETonline
    Average salary
    51,581 GBP *
    per month
    22,000 GBP
    50,000 GBP
    5+ Experience
    * data taken from the Office of National Statistics (
    Average salary for Economic development officer

    Men make 11% more than Women
    61% of Economic development officers are men
    • 53,489 GBP
    • 47,632 GBP
    Average salary for part-time Economic development officer
    Average salary for full-time Economic development officer

    • 25,472 GBP
    • 51,581 GBP
    • 47,632 GBP
    • 53,489 GBP
    Pay over time for Economic development officer

    Pay for this role has increased over time
    • 55,054 GBP
    • 52,826 GBP
    • 51,862 GBP
    • 52,431 GBP
    • 52,680 GBP
    • 51,581 GBP

    Future outlook for Economic development officers

    Poor outlook
    62 000+ jobs available
    Balanced outlook
    -1% yearly wage growth (on average)

    Economic development officer - Your future job?

    Which qualifications do I need?

    Find out what you need to know in order to become a Economic development officer and the highest average level of education for people in this role.
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    You could apply directly if you've got a background in bidding for funding, managing projects, controlling budgets or marketing.

    You'll usually need experience from working in a related area, like:

    • town planning
    • community development
    • regeneration
    • business advice
    • construction management

    Get the right qualification to begin your journey to becoming a Economic development officer

    Financial Analysis

    What soft skills do I need?

    Rise above the competition by brushing up on the 5 most important soft skills you need to become a Economic development officer.
    Active Listening Giving full attention to what other people are saying, taking time to understand the points being made, asking questions as appropriate, and not interrupting at inappropriate times
    Reading Comprehension Understanding written sentences and paragraphs in work related documents
    Critical Thinking Using logic and reasoning to identify the strengths and weaknesses of alternative solutions, conclusions or approaches to problems
    Judgment and Decision Making Considering the relative costs and benefits of potential actions to choose the most appropriate one
    Speaking Talking to others to convey information effectively

    What technical skills do I need?

    Technical skills are programmes, softwares and things you need to know in order to be a successful Economic development officer. Check that you know:
    Analytical or scientific software Citilabs TRANPLAN; ESRI What if?; Location allocation decision support system LADSS; Scientific Software Group ModTech
    Computer aided design CAD software
    Data base user interface and query software Database software; Microsoft Access
    Graphics or photo imaging software Adobe Systems Adobe Freehand; Adobe Systems Adobe Illustrator
    Map creation software ESRI ArcGIS software
    Improve your skills today

    Financial Analysis

    Things to highlight for your Economic development officer interview

    Integrity Job requires being honest and ethical. Cooperation Job requires being pleasant with others on the job and displaying a good-natured, cooperative attitude. Dependability Job requires being reliable, responsible, and dependable, and fulfilling obligations. Analytical Thinking Job requires analyzing information and using logic to address work-related issues and problems. Persistence Job requires persistence in the face of obstacles.

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