Senior Statisticians in the United States can expect to earn an average of $92K annually. Total cash compensation to Senior Statisticians approaches anywhere from $69K on the lower end to $136K on the higher end; in exceptional cases, this can include more than $14K from bonuses and upwards of $13K from profit sharing. Location is the biggest factor affecting pay for this group, followed by tenure. Job satisfaction is high and work is enjoyable for most Senior Statisticians. Nearly all report receiving medical coverage from their employers and most collect dental insurance. Male Senior Statisticians are more prevalent than women among those who took the survey — 66 percent of professionals. Participants in PayScale's salary questionnaire provided the particulars of this report.
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$68,443 - $124,366
MEDIAN: $92,408

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$68,443 - $124,366  
$996 - $14,191  
Profit Sharing
$-0.50 - $13,132  
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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).
$68,868 - $135,720  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 28 Oct 2016 | Individuals Reporting: 124

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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

  • 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

Survey results suggest that Senior Statisticians use a fairly large toolkit of professional skills. Most notably, skills in SAS, Statistical Analysis, Data Modeling, and R are correlated to pay that is above average. 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, level of experience appears to be a somewhat less important part of the salary calculation — more experience does not correlate to noticeably higher pay. During their first five years in the workforce, individuals in this position earn $92K on average. Survey participants with five to 10 years under their belts see an only a slightly bigger average of $95K. Senior Statisticians bring in $100K after working for 10 to 20 years. Professionals who boast more than 20 years of experience reap the fruits of their labor to the six-figure tune of $109K — the plum median salary in this group.

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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 16 votes.


34 %
66 %

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: 85%
medical benefits
Vision: 76%
dental benefits
None: 2%