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Senior Statistician Salary

Generous salaries abound for Senior Statisticians in the United States, with average pay above six figures ($100K) per year. Career duration is the biggest factor affecting pay for this group, followed by geography. Most Senior Statisticians like their work and job satisfaction is high. More than half of Senior Statisticians (65 percent) survey respondents are men. Nearly all enjoy medical while almost all get dental coverage. Vision coverage is also available to a strong majority. This snapshot results from replies to PayScale's salary survey.
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$67,491 - $132,052
MEDIAN: $99,601

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XAll compensation data shown are gross, national 10th to 90th percentile ranges. Pay can vary greatly by location. To view local data, take the PayScale survey.
$67,491 - $132,052  
$493.16 - $17,840  
Profit Sharing
$-0.49 - $3,439  
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).
$70,985 - $150,314  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 16 May 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 134
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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

Job skills reported by Senior Statisticians are limited. Most notably, skills in R, Statistical Analysis, SAS, and Data Modeling are correlated to pay that is above average. Skills that seem to negatively impact pay include Data Modeling. Competency in SAS frequently indicates knowledge of Statistical Analysis.

Pay by Experience Level for Senior Statistician

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

Experience and pay tend to be weakly linked for Senior Statisticians — those with more experience do not necessarily bring in higher earnings. Although employees with less than five years' experience earn around $99K on average, the five-to-10 year group has a much higher, six-figure median of $107K. Senior Statisticians claiming one to two decades of experience make an estimated median of $112K. 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 $141K.

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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.


35 %
65 %

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: 91%
vision benefits Vision: 77% employee benefits None: 2%