Biostatistician Salary

An average Biostatistician in the United States can expect to take home roughly $75K annually. Residence is the biggest factor affecting pay for this group, followed by tenure. Job satisfaction for Biostatisticians is high. Women make up a slight majority of Biostatisticians (55 percent) survey respondents. Medical benefits are awarded to nearly all, and a strong majority earn dental coverage. This overview is based on answers to PayScale's salary questionnaire.
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$55,156 - $111,739
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MEDIAN: $74,509
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$23.87 - $96.98
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$0$50K$100K$150K
Salary
$55,156 - $111,739  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $16,551  
Profit Sharing
$5,000  
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$54,161 - $123,074  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 25 Mar 2017 | Individuals Reporting: 401
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$0$33$66$99
Hourly Rate
$23.87 - $96.98  
   
Overtime
$67.50  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$70K$140K$210K
Bonus
$0.00 - $16,551  
   
Profit Sharing
$5,000  
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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$54,161 - $123,074  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 25 Mar 2017 | Individuals Reporting: 34
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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

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

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Popular Skills for Biostatistician


Survey results suggest that Biostatisticians use a fairly large toolkit of professional skills. Most notably, skills in SAS, Research Analysis, Clinical Research, and Statistical Analysis are correlated to pay that is above average. At the other end of the pay range are skills like R, SAS, and Data Analysis. Most people familiar with SAS also know Data Analysis.

Pay by Experience Level for Biostatistician

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


Experience and income seem to be closely related; in general, the survey respondents who had worked for more years reported higher incomes. Respondents with less than five years' experience take home $70K on average. In contrast, those who have been around for five to 10 years earn a noticeably higher average of $86K. Those with 10 to 20 years of experience under their belts can expect their paychecks to flourish around the six-figure median of $103K. People who have worked for more than 20 years report a median income of $119K, which is barely higher than the median for folks with 10 to 20 years of experience.

Pay Difference by Location

National Average: $74,957

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With a pay rate for Biostatisticians that is 53 percent greater than the national average, San Francisco offers a comfortable salary for those in this profession. Biostatisticians can also look forward to large paychecks in cities like Seattle (+23 percent), Los Angeles (+20 percent), San Diego (+15 percent), and Washington (+13 percent). Those in the field find the lowest salaries in Cleveland, 18 percent below the national average. Employers also pay below the national average in Salt Lake City (15 percent lower) and Denver (6 percent lower).

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Key Stats for Biostatistician

Gender

Female
55 %
Male
45 %

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 34 votes.
Less than 1 year
12%
1-4 years
50%
5-9 years
23%
10-19 years
10%
20 years or more
4%
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Experience Affects Biostatistician Salaries

▲59%

▲37%

▲15%

National Average
$75,000

▼6%

Skills That Affect Biostatistician Salaries

SAS (Statistical Analysis System)
▲17%

Research Analysis
▲15%

Clinical Research
▼0%

National Average
$75,000


SAS
▼3%


R
▼4%

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 34 votes.

Gender

Female
55 %
Male
45 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
12%
1-4 years
50%
5-9 years
23%
10-19 years
10%
20 years or more
4%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 92%
dental benefits
Dental: 76%
vision benefits
Vision: 62%
dental benefits
None: 8%
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