Biostatistician Salary

Median pay for Biostatisticians in the United States is around $78K per year. Career duration and the particular city each impact pay for this group, with the former having the largest influence. Men working as Biostatisticians who took the survey just slightly outnumber women at 51 percent. Work is enjoyable for Biostatisticians, who typically claim high levels of job satisfaction. Almost all enjoy medical while a fair number get dental coverage. Vision coverage is also available to more than half. The data for this snapshot was collected from individuals who took PayScale's salary survey.
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$55,441 - $121,857

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$23.65 - $95.32

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Salary
$55,441 - $121,857  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $15,440  
Profit Sharing
$972 - $2,035  
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$54,557 - $133,359  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 18 Jul 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 474
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$23.65 - $95.32  
   
Overtime
$19.88 - $40.98  
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$0$70K$140K$210K
Bonus
$0.00 - $15,440  
   
Profit Sharing
$972 - $2,035  
Total Pay (?
XTotal Pay combines base annual salary or hourly wage, bonuses, profit sharing, tips, commissions, overtime pay and other forms of cash earnings, as applicable for this job. It does not include equity (stock) compensation, cash value of retirement benefits, or the value of other non-cash benefits (e.g. healthcare).
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$54,557 - $133,359  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 18 Jul 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 35
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Job Description for Biostatistician

Biostatisticians conduct statistical analyses for a wide range of biology-related topics, as well as assist with experimental design. They work with a scientific team on studies' statistical design, helping determine the team's needs and appropriate methods. They also help with grant applications, conduct data analyses, and help interpret results in consultation with the research team. Biostatisticians also prepare reports related to the methods and results of their analyses; these reports must include all necessary information (such as relevant theories, methods, and conclusion) to be comprehensible to other professionals in the field. Other day-to-day tasks that may be performed by biostatisticians include coordinating and supervising a team of relevant professionals, providing statistical training to clients, interacting with clients to build professional relationships, and mentoring and training employees. Biostatisticians work in a variety of fields, such as epidemiology, genetics, ecology, systems biology, and others. They typically work full time in a hospital, research lab, or office environment; some travel may be required to meet with clients.

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Biostatistician Tasks

  • Summarize and present statistical results with data quality flags and recommendations for protocol or data management changes.
  • Participate in grant and study writing, calculations, mock-ups, and figures.
  • Develop statistical tables, perform analyses using statistical software, and report on results.

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Popular Skills for Biostatistician


Biostatisticians seem to require a number of specific skills. Most notably, skills in Clinical Research, SAS, Statistical Analysis, and Data Analysis are correlated to pay that is above average. At the other end of the pay range are skills like R and Data Analysis. Most people experienced in Data Analysis also know Statistical Analysis.

Pay by Experience Level for Biostatistician

Median of all compensation (including tips, bonus, and overtime) by years of experience.


For many Biostatisticians, experience and pay levels seem to be correlated; more years in the business generally lead to more money. Respondents with less than five years' experience take home $72K on average. In contrast, those who have been around for five to 10 years earn a noticeably higher average of $89K. Those with 10 to 20 years of experience under their belts can expect their paychecks to flourish around the six-figure median of $105K. Individuals who have achieved more than 20 years of experience don't seem to earn much more than people who have 10 to 20 years under their belts; the more senior group reports an average income of $119K.

Pay Difference by Location


For those looking to make money, Biostatisticians in San Francisco enjoy an exceptional pay rate, 34 percent above the national average. Biostatisticians will also find cushy salaries in Los Angeles (+15 percent), Minneapolis (+14 percent), San Diego (+11 percent), and Philadelphia (+8 percent). Location is a huge contributor to overall pay, with Biostatisticians in Cleveland earning a whopping 23 percent below the national average. Employers also pay below the national average in Salt Lake City (20 percent lower) and Baltimore (9 percent lower).

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Experience Affects Biostatistician Salaries




National Average
$78,000


Skills That Affect Biostatistician Salaries

Clinical Research
up arrow 15%

National Average
$78,000

SAS
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Statistical Analysis
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Data Analysis
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R
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Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 87 votes.

Gender

Female
49 %
Male
51 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
6%
1-4 years
45%
5-9 years
26%
10-19 years
17%
20 years or more
5%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits Medical: 90% dental benefits Dental: 78%
vision benefits Vision: 62% employee benefits None: 8%
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