Biostatistician Salary (United States)

The average salary for a Biostatistician is $78,344 per year. Most people move on to other jobs if they have more than 20 years' experience in this field. Experience has a moderate effect on income for this job.
Biostatistician Total Pay (?
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$53,181 - $125,066
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MEDIAN: $78,343
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Biostatistician Total Pay (?
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$21.14 - $94.41
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National Salary Data

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$0$50K$100K$150K
Salary
$53,181 - $125,066  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $14,535  
Profit Sharing
$1,017 - $10,000  
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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$52,098 - $135,121  
PayScale
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 5 Aug 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 531
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$32$64$96
Hourly Rate
$21.14 - $94.41  
   
Overtime
$-0.49 - $40.58  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$70K$140K$210K
Bonus
$0.00 - $14,535  
   
Profit Sharing
$1,017 - $10,000  
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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$52,098 - $135,121  
PayScale
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 5 Aug 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 531
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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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Pay Difference By Location

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Experience Affects Biostatistician Salaries

National Average
$79,000

Skills That Affect Biostatistician Salaries

Statistical Analysis
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$79,000
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Gender

Female
52%
female alumni
 
Male
48%
male alumni

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
6%
1-4 years
44%
5-9 years
28%
10-19 years
16%
20 years or more
5%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits Medical: 91% dental benefits Dental: 80%
vision benefits Vision: 63% employee benefits None: 8%
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