Mathematician Salary

Median pay for Mathematicians in the United States lies in the neighborhood of $69K annually. Experience level is the biggest factor affecting pay for this group, followed by geography. Just under a fourth of professionals in this line of work do not receive benefits; however, a strong majority report medical coverage and a majority claim dental coverage as well. The majority of workers are highly satisfied with their job. This report is based on responses to the PayScale salary survey.

$41,216 - $116,694
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$69K
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MEDIAN: $69,020
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$12.29 - $49.58
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MEDIAN: $20.22
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National Salary Data (?
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$0$50K$100K$150K
Salary
$41,216 - $116,694  
   
Bonus
$291.87 - $9,933  
Profit Sharing
$750  
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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$39,651 - $114,213  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 25 Mar 2017 | Individuals Reporting: 135
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$25$50$75
Hourly Rate
$12.29 - $49.58  
   
Hourly Tips
$0.86  
Overtime
$20.00  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$50K$100K$150K
Bonus
$291.87 - $9,933  
   
Profit Sharing
$750  
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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$39,651 - $114,213  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 25 Mar 2017 | Individuals Reporting: 25

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Job Description for Mathematician

The career of a mathematician centers on performing advanced mathematical equations (often with computers and using complex software) to theorize and understand mathematical principles and, in turn, solve real-world problems. A common misconception about mathematicians is that they work only with integers; however, they also work with more abstract structures such as rings in the algebraic number theory. Applying theories to shapes and geometry is just one example of a particular skill that makes one far more effective in this field.

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Mathematician Tasks

  • Perform computations and numerical analyses of data.
  • Apply mathematical theories to practical problems in a variety of settings and fields.
  • Design and development computational methods for solving problems in science, engineering, or other industries.
  • Conduct mathematical research to expand the knowledge base of traditional areas of math, such as algebra, geometry, and logic.
  • Act as the lead advisor or expert in the application of mathematical analysis to resolve scientific or engineering issues.

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Popular Skills for Mathematician


Mathematicians report using a wide range of professional skills. Lucky workers who know Python can expect a significant pay bump, scoring salaries 30 percent above average. C++ Programming Language and R are also correlated to pay that is above average, with increases between 25 percent and 30 percent. At the other end of the pay range are skills like Microsoft Excel and Microsoft Office. Most people experienced in Matlab also know R.

Pay by Experience Level for Mathematician

Pay by Experience for a Mathematician has a positive trend. An entry-level Mathematician with less than 5 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $62,000 based on 101 salaries provided by anonymous users. Average total compensation includes tips, bonus, and overtime pay. A Mathematician with mid-career experience which includes employees with 5 to 10 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $77,000 based on 45 salaries. An experienced Mathematician which includes employees with 10 to 20 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $85,000 based on 33 salaries. A Mathematician with late-career experience which includes employees with greater than 20 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $102,000 based on 19 salaries.

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Key Stats for Mathematician

Gender

Female
20 %
Male
80 %

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 15 votes.
Less than 1 year
16%
1-4 years
36%
5-9 years
19%
10-19 years
17%
20 years or more
13%
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Experience Affects Mathematician Salaries

▲49%

▲24%

▲13%

National Average
$68,000

▼9%

Skills That Affect Mathematician Salaries

Python
▲30%

C++ Programming Language
▲25%

R
▲25%

▲16%

C++
▲6%

National Average
$68,000


Microsoft Excel
▼15%

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 15 votes.

Gender

Female
20 %
Male
80 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
16%
1-4 years
36%
5-9 years
19%
10-19 years
17%
20 years or more
13%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 75%
dental benefits
Dental: 60%
vision benefits
Vision: 51%
no benefits
None: 22%