Senior Statistician Salary

Average pay for Senior Statisticians in the United States is more than reasonable, with annual salaries pushing past the six-figure mark ($99K). Total cash earnings of Senior Statisticians range from $70K on the low end to $150K on the high end; the final amount can include bonuses and profit sharing proceeds that occasionally exceed $18K and $13K, respectively. Geography is the biggest factor affecting pay for this group, followed by career duration. The majority of Senior Statisticians (64 percent) who took the survey are men. Nearly all enjoy medical while most get dental coverage. Vision coverage is also available to a strong majority. Most workers in this position report high levels of job satisfaction. Respondents to the PayScale salary survey provided the data for this report.
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$68,604 - $132,564
MEDIAN: $99,258

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National Salary Data (?
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$68,604 - $132,564  
$982 - $18,401  
Profit Sharing
$0.00 - $13,087  
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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).
$69,880 - $150,380  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 12 Jan 2016 | Individuals Reporting: 170
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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

Senior Statisticians seem to require a number of specific skills. Most notably, skills in SQL, Statistical Analysis, R, and SAS are correlated to pay that is above average. Skills that are correlated to lower pay, on the other hand, include Data Modeling and SAS. 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.

Experience does not seem to be a strong driver of pay increase in this role. Individuals with fewer than five years of experience earn $100K on average, but those in the five-to-10 year group see a six-figure median of $103K. The average pay reported by folks with 10 to 20 years of experience is around $105K. As Senior Statisticians reach more than two decades on the job, compensation remains commensurate with experience; the average pay in this group is $136K.

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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

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 20 votes.


36 %
64 %

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: 87%
medical benefits
Vision: 76%
dental benefits
None: 3%