Biostatistician Salary

Earnings for Biostatisticians in the United States come in at around $75K per year on average. In the world of Biostatisticians, overall cash allowance can occasionally include more than $17K from bonuses and, in some exceptional cases, $48K from profit sharing, causing incomes to vary widely between $54K and $123K. Location and career duration each impact pay for this group, with the former having the largest influence. Women make up a slight majority of Biostatisticians (56 percent) survey respondents. Job satisfaction for Biostatisticians is high. Almost all enjoy medical while a fair number get dental coverage. Vision coverage is also available to the greater part. The data in this summary comes from the PayScale salary survey.
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$55,385 - $112,174
$55K
$75K
$110K
MEDIAN: $74,900
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$16.50 - $96.98
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MEDIAN: $31.35
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National Salary Data (?
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$0$50K$100K$150K
Salary
$55,385 - $112,174  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $16,684  
Profit Sharing
$-0.50 - $48,479  
Total Pay (?
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$54,269 - $123,003  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 4 May 2017 | Individuals Reporting: 415
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$50$100$150
Hourly Rate
$16.50 - $96.98  
   
Overtime
$100.09  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$100K$200K$300K
Bonus
$0.00 - $16,684  
   
Profit Sharing
$-0.50 - $48,479  
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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$54,269 - $123,003  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 4 May 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


Biostatisticians report using a wide range of professional skills. Most notably, skills in SAS, Research Analysis, Clinical Research, and Statistical Analysis are correlated to pay that is above average. Skills that seem to negatively impact pay include R, SAS, and Data Analysis. The majority of those who know SAS also know Data Analysis.

Pay by Experience Level for Biostatistician

Pay by Experience for a Biostatistician has a positive trend. An entry-level Biostatistician with less than 5 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $70,000 based on 309 salaries provided by anonymous users. Average total compensation includes tips, bonus, and overtime pay. A Biostatistician with mid-career experience which includes employees with 5 to 10 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $86,000 based on 110 salaries. An experienced Biostatistician which includes employees with 10 to 20 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $103,000 based on 51 salaries. A Biostatistician with late-career experience which includes employees with greater than 20 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $119,000 based on 18 salaries.

Pay Difference by Location

National Average: $75,458

Larger city markers indicate a job is popular in that location.

For Biostatisticians, busy San Francisco offers a higher-than-average pay rate, 52 percent above the national average. Biostatisticians will also find cushy salaries in Seattle (+22 percent), Los Angeles (+19 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. Not at the bottom but still paying below the median are employers in Salt Lake City and Denver (16 percent lower and 6 percent lower, respectively).

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Key Stats for Biostatistician

Gender

Female
57 %
Male
44 %

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 34 votes.
Less than 1 year
14%
1-4 years
49%
5-9 years
23%
10-19 years
10%
20 years or more
4%
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Experience Affects Biostatistician Salaries

▲58%

▲36%

▲14%

National Average
$75,000

▼7%

Skills That Affect Biostatistician Salaries

SAS (Statistical Analysis System)
▲17%

Research Analysis
▲15%

National Average
$75,000


Clinical Research
▼1%

SAS
▼4%


R
▼4%

Job Satisfaction

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

Gender

Female
57 %
Male
44 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
14%
1-4 years
49%
5-9 years
23%
10-19 years
10%
20 years or more
4%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 92%
dental benefits
Dental: 77%
vision benefits
Vision: 64%
no benefits
None: 7%
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