Senior Statistician Salary

Generous salaries abound for Senior Statisticians in the United States, with average pay above six figures ($99K) per year. Cash earnings for Senior Statisticians — which occasionally include more than $18K from bonuses and more than $13K from profit sharing — stretch from around $72K to approximately $150K. Experience level and the particular city each impact pay for this group, with the former having the largest influence. Almost all enjoy medical while nearly all get dental coverage. Vision coverage is also available to a fair number. The majority of Senior Statisticians (66 percent) who took the survey are men. Work is enjoyable for Senior Statisticians, who typically claim high levels of job satisfaction. Respondents to the PayScale salary survey provided the data for this report.
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$69,009 - $132,174
MEDIAN: $98,995

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National Salary Data (?
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.
$69,009 - $132,174  
$515 - $17,652  
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).
$71,825 - $150,466  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 2 Jul 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 143
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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

Survey takers who work as Senior Statisticians usually report a few specific skills. Most notably, skills in Statistical Analysis, R, SAS, and Data Modeling are correlated to pay that is above average. Skills that seem to negatively impact pay include Data Modeling. It is not unusual for someone who knows SAS to be familiar with Statistical Analysis as well.

Pay by Experience Level for Senior Statistician

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

Senior Statisticians with a lot of experience do not necessarily enjoy more money. Inexperienced workers earn around $98K, but people who have been around for five to 10 years pull down a much higher average of $106K. On average, Senior Statisticians make $109K following one to two decades on the job. Senior Statisticians who have acquired more than two decades of experience generally do see greater compensation; their average income is approximately $141K.

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Experience Affects Senior Statistician Salaries

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National Average

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Skills That Affect Senior Statistician Salaries

Statistical Analysis
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Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 19 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: 98% dental benefits Dental: 90%
vision benefits Vision: 77% employee benefits None: 2%