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Senior Statistician Salary

Senior Statisticians receive generous compensation in the United States — earning an average of $103K per year, their standard salaries shoot well into the six-figure range. Experience level and the particular city each impact pay for this group, with the former having the largest influence. Almost all report receiving medical coverage from their employers and a large number collect dental insurance. Job satisfaction is reported as high by the vast majority of workers. The data for this synopsis comes from respondents who took the PayScale salary survey.
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$66,308 - $131,677
MEDIAN: $99,805

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$66,308 - $131,677  
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$72,546 - $147,784  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 11 Dec 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 111
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Job Description for Senior Statistician

Senior statisticians are tasked with gathering statistics and providing statistical analysis for their employers, which may include corporations, government offices, political campaigns, universities, and other organizations. They are responsible for conceptualizing and developing experimental designs, developing sample designs, formulating implementation procedures for experiments, defining analytic methods, and developing exploratory techniques for new studies or surveys.


Senior Statistician Tasks

  • Review existing data sources, identify anomalies and problems and update processes.
  • Work with leadership to identify goals, track progress and produce actionable findings.
  • Work with staff to replicate findings, identify root causes and explain results.
  • Use statistical packages and internal systems to document metrics and create reports.
  • Create visualizations, presentations and tables.

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Popular Skills for Senior Statistician

Senior Statisticians typically list a handful of skills they use on the job. Most notably, skills in R, Statistical Analysis, SAS, and Data Modeling are correlated to pay that is above average. Skills that pay less than market rate include Data Modeling and SAS. It is not unusual for someone who knows SAS to be familiar with Statistical Analysis as well.

Pay by Experience Level for Senior Statistician

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

For many Senior Statisticians, extensive experience does not lead to significantly more money. Whereas the median salary for inexperienced employees is approximately $108K, incomes in the five-to-10 year group are significantly higher, averaging to the comfortable six-figure sum of $100K. Senior Statisticians with one to two decades of relevant experience report an average salary of approximately $112K. After two decades in the workforce, the average Senior Statistician generally earns more than ever; median pay for this group is estimated at $136K.

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Experience Affects Senior Statistician Salaries

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Skills That Affect Senior Statistician Salaries

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Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 19 votes.


40 %
60 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
1-4 years
5-9 years
10-19 years
20 years or more

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits Medical: 98% dental benefits Dental: 90%
vision benefits Vision: 76% employee benefits None: 2%