Senior Statistician Salary
|Salary||$70,054 - $125,014|
|Bonus||$992 - $13,584|
|Profit Sharing||$-0.50 - $12,913|
|Total Pay (||$69,909 - $135,361|
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.Read More...
Many jobs available to senior statisticians require proficiency in computer programming and machine modeling, as these are some of the practical applications of statistics. Most senior statisticians are directly involved in studies' engineering processes, and they frequently have to work with computer programmers and engineers to develop quality products using statistical modeling.
A senior statistician is usually responsible for managing a small group of subordinates, so management experience is required, along with advanced knowledge of research methodology. Additionally, this job requires at least a master's degree in a relevant field, although most employers require a doctoral degree. Superior mathematical and analytical skills are also needed, as are the ability to work well in a team setting and work well on one's own with minimal supervision. Senior statisticians commonly work in an office setting during regular business hours, although additional hours may be required to meet deadlines.
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.
Popular Skills for Senior Statistician
Senior Statisticians report using a pretty varied skill set on the job. Most notably, skills in R, SAS, Statistical Analysis, and Data Modeling are correlated to pay that is above average, with boosts between 5 percent and 9 percent. Skills that are correlated to lower pay, on the other hand, include SQL and Data Modeling. Aptitude in SAS tends to also indicate an understanding of Statistical Analysis.
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
For those looking to make money, Senior Statisticians in Washington enjoy an exceptional pay rate, 33 percent above the national average. Senior Statisticians will also find cushy salaries in Seattle (+31 percent) and Boston (+21 percent). Senior Statisticians in Los Angeles take home the lowest salaries, earning a whopping 31 percent less than the national average. Below-median salaries also turn up in Houston and Atlanta (27 percent lower and 8 percent lower, respectively).
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