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Senior Statistician Salary

Senior Statisticians enjoy a hefty income, with average pay passing six figures ($100K) annually in the United States. Career length is the biggest factor affecting pay for this group, followed by geography. For the most part, Senior Statisticians enjoy their work and report high levels of job satisfaction. More than half of Senior Statisticians (63 percent) survey respondents are men. Nearly all enjoy medical while most get dental coverage. Vision coverage is also available to a strong majority. The information for this snapshot was generated by responses to the PayScale salary survey.
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$67,091 - $131,955
MEDIAN: $99,549

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$67,091 - $131,955  
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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).
$71,847 - $150,616  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 31 Mar 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 122

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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 who responded to the survey report just a handful of professional skills. Most notably, skills in R, Statistical Analysis, SAS, and Data Modeling are correlated to pay that is above average. Skills that are correlated to lower pay, on the other hand, include Data Modeling. Experience with SAS is often linked with knowledge of Statistical Analysis.

Pay by Experience Level for Senior Statistician

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

For Senior Statisticians, experience does not seem to be a major factor in determining pay. In this occupation, salaries for the relatively untested average out to $100K, but folks in the five-to-10 year range enjoy a much heftier median of $107K. Senior Statisticians see a median salary of $111K after reaching one to two decades on the job. Veterans who have worked for more than two decades do tend to make the most in the end; the median pay for this group is $131K.

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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.


38 %
63 %

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%