Senior Statistician Salary

Senior Statisticians enjoy a hefty income, with average pay passing six figures ($99K) annually in the United States. Total cash compensation to Senior Statisticians approaches anywhere from $72K on the lower end to $151K on the higher end; in exceptional cases, this can include more than $18K from bonuses and upwards of $13K from profit sharing. Career length is the biggest factor affecting pay for this group, followed by geography. Medical benefits are awarded to nearly all, and almost all earn dental coverage. Job satisfaction for Senior Statisticians is high. Male Senior Statisticians are more prevalent than women among those who took the survey — 65 percent of professionals. Participants in PayScale's salary questionnaire provided the particulars of this report.
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$68,853 - $132,300

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$68,853 - $132,300  
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Profit Sharing
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$71,731 - $150,616  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 18 Jul 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 142
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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

Professional skills reported by Senior Statisticians are few in number. Most notably, skills in Statistical Analysis, R, SAS, and Data Modeling are correlated to pay that is above average. At the other end of the pay range are skills like Data Modeling. Those with knowledge of SAS tend to be skilled in 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 more experience do not necessarily bring home bigger paychecks. In fact, experience in this field tends to impact compensation minimally. The relatively untested earn a median of $99K per year, but survey respondents who have racked up five to 10 years of experience report a six-figure median of $106K. Senior Statisticians see a median salary of $109K after reaching 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

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Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 18 votes.


35 %
65 %

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%