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Biostatistician Salary

Biostatisticians in the United States can expect wages of $77K per year on average. Career length and the particular city each impact pay for this group, with the former having the largest influence. Job satisfaction is high and work is enjoyable for most Biostatisticians. Medical benefits are awarded to almost all, and a fair number earn dental coverage. Men working as Biostatisticians who took the survey just slightly outnumber women at 52 percent. The figures in this rundown are based on the results of PayScale's salary questionnaire.
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$55,090 - $124,416
(Median)
$55K
$77K
$120K
MEDIAN: $77,214
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$23.30 - $97.01
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$23
$36
$97
MEDIAN: $36.00
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National Salary Data (?
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$0$50K$100K$150K
Salary
$55,090 - $124,416  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $16,485  
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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$53,933 - $136,509  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 2 May 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 463
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$33$66$99
Hourly Rate
$23.30 - $97.01  
   
Overtime
$19.88 - $40.98  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$70K$140K$210K
Bonus
$0.00 - $16,485  
   
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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$53,933 - $136,509  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 2 May 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 37

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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


Survey results imply that Biostatisticians put a diverse skill set to use. Most notably, skills in Clinical Research, SAS, Statistical Analysis, and Data Analysis are correlated to pay that is above average. Skills that pay less than market rate include R and Data Analysis. Most people who know 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.


Experience and income seem to be closely related; in general, the survey respondents who had worked for more years reported higher incomes. Relatively untried employees who have less than five years' experience make $71K, but folks with five to 10 years under their belts enjoy an appreciably larger median 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 $107K. Seasoned veterans with 20 years under their belts enjoy a median income of $131K.

Pay Difference by Location


Biostatisticians in San Francisco, San Diego, and Los Angeles — all located in California — not only make more than the national average for those in this profession but represent the highest-paid cities in the country for Biostatisticians. Location significantly influences compensation, with Cleveland Biostatisticians earning much less — 23 percent less — than the national average. Employers pay around 19 percent less in Salt Lake City and 12 percent less in New York, below-median salaries for those in this field.

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Experience Affects Biostatistician Salaries




National Average
$78,000


Skills That Affect Biostatistician Salaries

Clinical Research
up arrow 17%

National Average
$78,000

SAS
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Statistical Analysis
up arrow 2%

Data Analysis
up arrow 3%

R
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Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 94 votes.

Gender

Female
48 %
Male
52 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
7%
1-4 years
44%
5-9 years
27%
10-19 years
17%
20 years or more
5%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits Medical: 91% dental benefits Dental: 79%
vision benefits Vision: 63% employee benefits None: 8%
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