Mathematician Salary

Mathematicians in the United States pull down an average of $69K annually. Career length is the biggest factor affecting pay for this group, followed by geography. Men account for the majority of Mathematicians who responded to the questionnaire — 80 percent to be exact. Health benefits are not enjoyed by everyone in this line of work, and approximately one-fourth lack any coverage at all. Medical benefits are reported by a strong majority and dental coverage is claimed by the larger part. Most workers in this position report high levels of job satisfaction. This report is based on answers to PayScale's salary questionnaire.

$44,146 - $115,642
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MEDIAN: $69,059
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$14.68 - $47.50
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Salary $44,146 - $115,642
Bonus $302.01 - $9,839
Profit Sharing $600
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$40,025 - $112,097
  • Country: United States
  • Currency: USD
  • Updated: 11 Jul 2017
  • Individuals Reporting: 138
Hourly Data $0$60
Hourly Rate $14.68 - $47.50
Overtime $20.00
Annual Data $0$112K
Bonus $302.01 - $9,839
Profit Sharing $600
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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$40,025 - $112,097
  • Country: United States
  • Currency: USD
  • Updated: 11 Jul 2017
  • Individuals Reporting: 24

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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

  • 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.
  • Design and development computational methods for solving problems in science, engineering, or other industries.
  • Perform computations and numerical analyses of data.
  • Apply mathematical theories to practical problems in a variety of settings and fields.

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Popular Skills for Mathematician


Mathematicians report using a diverse set of skills on the job. Most notably, facility with Python, C++ Programming Language, and R are correlated to pay that is significantly above average, leading to increases of 30 percent, 25 percent, and 24 percent, respectively. 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

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 17 votes.
Less than 1 year
17%
1-4 years
35%
5-9 years
21%
10-19 years
16%
20 years or more
11%
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Experience Affects Mathematician Salaries

▲49%

▲24%

▲12%

National Average
$68,000

▼10%

Skills That Affect Mathematician Salaries

Python
▲30%

C++ Programming Language
▲25%

R
▲24%

▲16%

C++
▲6%

National Average
$68,000


Microsoft Excel
▼16%

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 17 votes.

Gender

Female
20 %
Male
80 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
17%
1-4 years
35%
5-9 years
21%
10-19 years
16%
20 years or more
11%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 73%
dental benefits
Dental: 62%
vision benefits
Vision: 51%
no benefits
None: 24%
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