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Biostatistician Salary

Average Biostatisticians in the United States make around $78K per year. Career duration and the particular city each impact pay for this group, with the former having the largest influence. The majority of workers are highly satisfied with their job. Male Biostatisticians are just a bit more common among those who completed the questionnaire than females ones, with male workers composing 50 percent of the field. Almost all report receiving medical coverage from their employers and a large number collect dental insurance. The numbers in this rundown were provided by PayScale's salary survey participants.
$54,793 - $125,226
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MEDIAN: $78,071
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$20.88 - $94.76
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National Salary Data

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Salary
$54,793 - $125,226  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $14,950  
Profit Sharing
$992 - $9,826  
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$53,503 - $136,277  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 11 Dec 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 471
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Hourly Rate
$20.88 - $94.76  
   
Overtime
$-0.49 - $40.58  
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$0$70K$140K$210K
Bonus
$0.00 - $14,950  
   
Profit Sharing
$992 - $9,826  
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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$53,503 - $136,277  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 11 Dec 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 38
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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 typically list a handful of skills they use on the job. Most notably, skills in Statistical Analysis, SAS, Data Analysis, and R are correlated to pay that is above average. Skills that pay less than market rate include R. For most people, competency in Data Analysis indicates knowledge of Statistical Analysis.

Pay by Experience Level for Biostatistician

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


Experience seems to be a major factor in determining the incomes of Biostatisticians. 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 $90K. Professionals who claim 10 to 20 years of experience can secure some pretty cushy paychecks; the median for this group is a six-figure $107K. Seasoned workers who boast more than two decades of relevant experience enjoy a median salary of $128K, which is substantially larger than the medians reported by folks with fewer years on their resumes.

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Experience Affects Biostatistician Salaries




National Average
$79,000


Skills That Affect Biostatistician Salaries

Statistical Analysis
0%

National Average
$79,000

SAS
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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 112 votes.

Gender

Female
50 %
Male
50 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
6%
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: 81%
vision benefits Vision: 64% employee benefits None: 8%