Senior Statistician Salary

Senior Statisticians receive generous compensation in the United States — earning an average of $99K per year, their standard salaries shoot well into the six-figure range. Total incomes of Senior Statisticians incorporate potential for, in a few cases, more than $18K from bonuses and close to $13K from profit sharing; these performance components cause packages to range between $72K and $153K. Career duration and the particular city each impact pay for this group, with the former having the largest influence. Almost all enjoy medical while a large number get dental coverage. Vision coverage is also available to a fair number. For the most part, Senior Statisticians enjoy their work and report high levels of job satisfaction. The majority of Senior Statisticians (61 percent) survey respondents are male. The data for this synopsis comes from respondents who took the PayScale salary survey.
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$70,475 - $134,946
MEDIAN: $99,229

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National Salary Data (?
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$70,475 - $134,946  
$972 - $17,742  
Profit Sharing
$0.00 - $13,132  
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).
$72,053 - $152,550  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 20 Sep 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 155
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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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Survey takers who work as Senior Statisticians report a focused set of job skills. Most notably, skills in SQL, Statistical Analysis, R, and SAS are correlated to pay that is above average. At the other end of the pay range are skills like Data Modeling. Experience with SAS is often linked with knowledge of Statistical Analysis.

Pay by Experience Level for

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

For Senior Statisticians, more experience in the field does not usually mean bigger paychecks. Individuals with fewer than five years of experience earn $99K on average, but those in the five-to-10 year group see a six-figure median of $103K. On average, Senior Statisticians make $106K following one to two decades on the job. After two decades in the workforce, the average Senior Statistician generally earns more than ever; median pay for this group is estimated at $141K.

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Experience Affects Salaries

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Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 18 votes.


39 %
61 %

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: 97% dental benefits Dental: 89%
vision benefits Vision: 76% employee benefits None: 2%