Senior Statistician Salary

On average, Senior Statisticians in the United States earn six-figure salaries ($99K) annually, making for a very well-paid profession. Overall incomes of Senior Statisticians generally bottom out at around $70K and peak near $132K; the final number can, in exceptional cases, include upwards of $13K each for bonuses and profit sharing proceeds. Geography and career length each impact pay for this group, with the former having the largest influence. Medical benefits are awarded to almost all, and a large number earn dental coverage. Most workers in this position report high levels of job satisfaction. The majority of Senior Statisticians (63 percent) survey respondents are male. The data for this synopsis comes from respondents who took the PayScale salary survey.
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$70,544 - $122,581
$71K
$99K
$120K
MEDIAN: $98,913
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$70,544 - $122,581  
   
Bonus
$1,016 - $13,481  
Profit Sharing
$-0.50 - $13,132  
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$70,264 - $132,378  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 25 Mar 2017 | Individuals Reporting: 128

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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


Survey results suggest that Senior Statisticians put a wide range of professional skills to use. Most notably, skills in R, SAS, Statistical Analysis, and Data Modeling are correlated to pay that is above average, with boosts between 4 percent and 7 percent. Skills that seem to negatively impact pay include SQL and Data Modeling. SAS and Statistical Analysis are also commonly seen together.

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: $101,451

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

For Senior Statisticians, working in the bustling city of Washington has its advantages, including an above-average pay rate. Senior Statisticians will also find cushy salaries in Seattle (+28 percent) and Boston (+19 percent). The lowest-paying market is Los Angeles, which sits 32 percent below the national average, proving that location is a significant contributor to overall pay. Two other places where employers offer below-median salaries are Houston (28 percent less) and Atlanta (9 percent less).

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Key Stats for Senior Statistician

Gender

Female
37 %
Male
63 %

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 16 votes.
Less than 1 year
2%
1-4 years
29%
5-9 years
25%
10-19 years
38%
20 years or more
5%
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Experience Affects Senior Statistician Salaries

▲14%

▲12%

National Average
$101,000

▼4%

▼9%

Skills That Affect Senior Statistician Salaries

R
▲7%

SAS
▲6%


National Average
$101,000

Data Modeling
▼5%

SQL
▼6%

Job Satisfaction

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

Gender

Female
37 %
Male
63 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
2%
1-4 years
29%
5-9 years
25%
10-19 years
38%
20 years or more
5%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 96%
dental benefits
Dental: 86%
vision benefits
Vision: 64%
no benefits
None: 3%