Average pay for Senior Statisticians in the United States is more than reasonable, with annual salaries pushing past the six-figure mark ($98K). Final cash compensation to Senior Statisticians varies from around $70K to approximately $135K; choice pay grades include potential for bonuses and profit sharing as high as $14K and $13K, respectively. Geographic location is the biggest factor affecting pay for this group, followed by career duration. Job satisfaction is high and work is enjoyable for most Senior Statisticians. Male Senior Statisticians who responded to the survey are more common than women; more than half (64 percent) are men. Medical benefits are awarded to nearly all, and most earn dental coverage. The data for this snapshot was collected from individuals who took PayScale's salary survey.
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$69,926 - $123,934
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MEDIAN: $98,395
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$69,926 - $123,934  
   
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$999 - $14,000  
Profit Sharing
$-0.50 - $13,087  
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$70,013 - $135,022  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 18 Jan 2017 | Individuals Reporting: 135

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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


Senior Statisticians report a narrow range of specific skills. Most notably, skills in SAS, R, Statistical Analysis, and Data Modeling are correlated to pay that is above average, with boosts between 5 percent and 10 percent. Skills that seem to negatively impact pay include SQL and Data Modeling. Statistical Analysis is a skill commonly found among those who know SAS.

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. The average inexperienced worker's salary is approximately $93K, and people with five to 10 years of experience bring in more at around $97K on average. Six-figure salaries surface after one to two decades on the job — experienced professionals in this group reap a six-figure median of $114K. Senior Statisticians who have stuck around for more than two decades see earnings that are only slightly higher than those of folks who have worked for 10 to 20 years; the more senior group makes around $115K on average.

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Key Stats for Senior Statistician

Gender

Female
36 %
Male
64 %

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 16 votes.
038
Less than 1 year
3%
1-4 years
29%
5-9 years
24%
10-19 years
38%
20 years or more
5%
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Experience Affects Senior Statistician Salaries

Late-Career
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National Average
$101,000



Skills That Affect Senior Statistician Salaries

SAS
up arrow 10%

R
up arrow 6%


National Average
$101,000

Data Modeling
up arrow 5%

SQL
up arrow 7%

Job Satisfaction

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

Gender

Female
36 %
Male
64 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
3%
1-4 years
29%
5-9 years
24%
10-19 years
38%
20 years or more
5%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 97%
dental benefits
Dental: 87%
vision benefits
Vision: 66%
dental benefits
None: 3%
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