Biostatistician Salary

Pay for Biostatisticians in the United States sits in the ballpark of $78K per year. Residence and tenure each impact pay for this group, with the former having the largest influence. Most Biostatisticians like their work and job satisfaction is high. Almost all report receiving medical coverage from their employers and a fair number collect dental insurance. Men make up a slight majority of Biostatisticians (51 percent) who responded to the survey. Figures cited in this summary are based on replies to PayScale's salary questionnaire.
Read More
$55,355 - $122,096
(Median)
$55K
$78K
$120K
MEDIAN: $77,530
10%
50%
90%

Add this chart to your site: 640px    300px

$23.69 - $97.29
(Median)
$24
$37
$97
MEDIAN: $36.00
10%
50%
90%

Add this chart to your site: 640px    300px

National Salary Data (?
XAll compensation data shown are gross, national 10th to 90th percentile ranges. Pay can vary greatly by location. To view local data, take the PayScale survey.
)
$0$50K$100K$150K
Salary
$55,355 - $122,096  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $15,484  
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).
)
$54,497 - $134,962  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 2 Jul 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 470
National Hourly Rate Data (?
XAll compensation data shown are gross, national 10th to 90th percentile ranges. Pay can vary greatly by location. To view local data, take the PayScale survey.
)
$0$33$66$99
Hourly Rate
$23.69 - $97.29  
   
Overtime
$19.88 - $40.98  
National Annualized Data (?
XAll compensation data shown are gross, national 10th to 90th percentile ranges. Pay can vary greatly by location. To view local data, take the PayScale survey.
)
$0$70K$140K$210K
Bonus
$0.00 - $15,484  
   
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).
)
$54,497 - $134,962  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 2 Jul 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 36
United States (change)

Find Out Exactly What You Should Be Paid

United States (change)


Comp Managers: Start Here »

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.

Read More...

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.

Biostatistician Job Listings

Search for more jobs:

Popular Skills for Biostatistician


Biostatisticians note just a narrow range of job 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. Those proficient in Data Analysis are, more often than not, also skilled in Statistical Analysis.

Pay by Experience Level for Biostatistician

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


Biostatisticians with a lot of experience tend to enjoy higher earnings. Relatively untried employees who have less than five years' experience make $72K, but folks with five to 10 years under their belts enjoy an appreciably larger median of $89K. Between one and two decades on the job, average salaries pass the six-figure mark at around $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 Biostatisticians, San Francisco provides a pay rate that is 38 percent greater than the national average. Biostatisticians will also find cushy salaries in Los Angeles (+15 percent), Minneapolis (+14 percent), San Diego (+11 percent), and Seattle (+6 percent). Place of residence plays a huge part in a Biostatistician's salary, with Cleveland Biostatisticians earning salaries that are 23 percent less than the national average. Salt Lake City and New York are a couple other places where companies are known to pay below the median — salaries are 20 percent lower and 10 percent lower, respectively.

Related Job Salaries

United States (change)

Find Out Exactly What You Should Be Paid

United States (change)


Comp Managers: Start Here »

Experience Affects Biostatistician Salaries




National Average
$78,000


Skills That Affect Biostatistician Salaries

Clinical Research
up arrow 15%

National Average
$78,000

SAS
up arrow 2%

Statistical Analysis
up arrow 2%

Data Analysis
up arrow 4%

R
up arrow 6%

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 88 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
18%
20 years or more
5%

Common Health Benefits

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