Senior Statistician Salary

Senior Statisticians in the United States can expect to earn an average of $95K annually. Residence is the biggest factor affecting pay for this group, followed by years of experience. Job satisfaction is reported as high by the vast majority of workers. Nearly all report receiving medical coverage from their employers and most collect dental insurance. Male Senior Statisticians are just a bit more common among those who completed the questionnaire than females ones, with male workers composing 59 percent of the field. The data in this summary comes from the PayScale salary survey.
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$67,726 - $124,138
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$95K
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MEDIAN: $95,351
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Salary $67,726 - $124,138
Bonus $980 - $13,869
Profit Sharing $5,500
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$68,472 - $135,708
  • Country: United States
  • Currency: USD
  • Updated: 25 Jul 2017
  • Individuals Reporting: 112

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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


Overall, survey participants reported applying a fair number of skills to their work. Most notably, skills in R, SAS, Statistical Analysis, and Data Modeling are correlated to pay that is above average, with boosts between 6 percent and 9 percent. At the other end of the pay range are skills like SQL. It is not unusual for someone who knows SAS to be familiar with Statistical Analysis as well.

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: $98,996

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

Washington offers some of the highest pay in the country for Senior Statisticians, 34 percent above the national average. Senior Statisticians will also find cushy salaries in Seattle (+31 percent) and Boston (+22 percent). Senior Statisticians in Los Angeles report much lower salaries than the rest of the country — 30 percent below the national average — proving that residence is a major factor in overall pay. A couple other locations with smaller-than-average paychecks include Houston (26 percent lower) and Atlanta (7 percent lower).

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Key Stats for Senior Statistician

Gender

Female
41 %
Male
59 %

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 17 votes.
Less than 1 year
3%
1-4 years
34%
5-9 years
29%
10-19 years
29%
20 years or more
6%
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Experience Affects Senior Statistician Salaries

▲16%

▲14%

National Average
$99,000

▼2%

▼7%

Skills That Affect Senior Statistician Salaries

SAS
▲9%

R
▲9%


National Average
$99,000

Data Modeling
▼2%

SQL
▼3%

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 17 votes.

Gender

Female
41 %
Male
59 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
3%
1-4 years
34%
5-9 years
29%
10-19 years
29%
20 years or more
6%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 96%
dental benefits
Dental: 84%
vision benefits
Vision: 74%
no benefits
None: 4%
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