Senior Statistician Salary

For Senior Statisticians, yearly average wages total $97K annually. Final cash compensation to Senior Statisticians varies from around $70K to approximately $135K; choice pay grades include potential for bonuses and profit sharing as high as $14K and $13K, respectively. Location is the biggest factor affecting pay for this group, followed by years of experience. Nearly all report receiving medical coverage from their employers and most collect dental insurance. The majority of Senior Statisticians claim high levels of job satisfaction. Women are just slightly outnumbered, with male Senior Statisticians making up 58 percent of survey respondents. This report is based on answers to PayScale's salary questionnaire.
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$70,054 - $125,014
$70K
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$130K
MEDIAN: $96,722
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$70,054 - $125,014  
   
Bonus
$992 - $13,584  
Profit Sharing
$-0.50 - $12,913  
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$69,909 - $135,361  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 4 May 2017 | 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.

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Senior Statistician Tasks

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

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Popular Skills for Senior Statistician


Senior Statisticians report using a pretty varied skill set on the job. Most notably, skills in R, SAS, Statistical Analysis, and Data Modeling are correlated to pay that is above average, with boosts between 5 percent and 9 percent. Skills that are correlated to lower pay, on the other hand, include SQL and Data Modeling. Aptitude in SAS tends to also indicate an understanding of Statistical Analysis.

Pay by Experience Level for Senior Statistician

Pay by Experience for a Senior Statistician has a positive trend. An entry-level Senior Statistician with less than 5 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $92,000 based on 59 salaries provided by anonymous users. Average total compensation includes tips, bonus, and overtime pay. A Senior Statistician with mid-career experience which includes employees with 5 to 10 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $97,000 based on 44 salaries. An experienced Senior Statistician which includes employees with 10 to 20 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $113,000 based on 54 salaries. A Senior Statistician with late-career experience which includes employees with greater than 20 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $115,000 based on 7 salaries.

Pay Difference by Location

National Average: $99,727

Larger city markers indicate a job is popular in that location.

For those looking to make money, Senior Statisticians in Washington enjoy an exceptional pay rate, 33 percent above the national average. Senior Statisticians will also find cushy salaries in Seattle (+31 percent) and Boston (+21 percent). Senior Statisticians in Los Angeles take home the lowest salaries, earning a whopping 31 percent less than the national average. Below-median salaries also turn up in Houston and Atlanta (27 percent lower and 8 percent lower, respectively).

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Key Stats for Senior Statistician

Gender

Female
42 %
Male
58 %

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 16 votes.
Less than 1 year
3%
1-4 years
32%
5-9 years
27%
10-19 years
32%
20 years or more
5%
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Experience Affects Senior Statistician Salaries

▲16%

▲13%

National Average
$100,000

▼2%

▼8%

Skills That Affect Senior Statistician Salaries

R
▲9%

SAS
▲8%


National Average
$100,000

Data Modeling
▼3%

SQL
▼4%

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 16 votes.

Gender

Female
42 %
Male
58 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
3%
1-4 years
32%
5-9 years
27%
10-19 years
32%
20 years or more
5%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 97%
dental benefits
Dental: 85%
vision benefits
Vision: 75%
no benefits
None: 3%
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