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Statistician Salary

Average Statisticians in the United States make around $72K annually. Total cash compensation for Statisticians runs from $44K to $113K depending on bonuses that can occasionally exceed $12K and profit sharing that can reach almost $16K. Experience level is the biggest factor affecting pay for this group, followed by geography. Job satisfaction for Statisticians is high. Most report receiving medical coverage from their employers and a strong majority collect dental insurance. The data in this summary comes from the PayScale salary survey.
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$46,126 - $107,628
(Median)
$46K
$72K
$110K
MEDIAN: $72,487
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$12.58 - $53.25
(Median)
$13
$25
$53
MEDIAN: $25.00
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National Salary Data (?
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$0$50K$100K$150K
Salary
$46,126 - $107,628  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $12,040  
Profit Sharing
$750 - $16,000  
Total Pay (?
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).
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$43,945 - $113,394  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 16 May 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 966
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$50$100$150
Hourly Rate
$12.58 - $53.25  
   
Overtime
$18.20 - $101.96  
National Annualized Data (?
XAll compensation data shown are gross, national 10th to 90th percentile ranges. Pay can vary greatly by location. To view local data, take the PayScale survey.
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$0$100K$200K$300K
Bonus
$0.00 - $12,040  
   
Profit Sharing
$750 - $16,000  
Total Pay (?
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).
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$43,945 - $113,394  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 16 May 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 89
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Job Description for Statistician

Statisticians specialize in collecting and analyzing mathematical data to solve problems and make predictions regarding future outcomes. The profession exists in both the private and public sectors. These sectors can include manufacturing, government, science, engineering, science, and public health. When a project is assigned, they will first plan ways to collect information that is needed, and then brainstorm from their knowledge of probability for sampling.

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Statistician Tasks

  • May specialize in fields, such as bio-statistics, agricultural statistics, business statistics, economic statistics, or other fields.
  • May also develop new mathematical theories.
  • Apply statistical theory to collect, organize, interpret, and summarize numerical data to provide usable information.

Common Career Paths for Statistician


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Statisticians who advance into the role of a Senior Statistician are fairly uncommon. Senior Statisticians on average earn $101K per year. Statisticians most often move into positions as Biostatisticians or Statistician - Mathematicals; those groups report median salaries that are $4K higher and $1K higher, respectively.

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Popular Skills for Statistician


Survey results suggest that Statisticians use a fairly large toolkit of professional skills. Most notably, skills in Data Mining / Data Warehouse, Data Modeling, R, and Statistical Analysis are correlated to pay that is above average. Those listing SPSS as a skill should be prepared for drastically lower pay. Microsoft Excel and Data Analysis also typically command lower compensation. The majority of those who know Data Analysis also know Data Modeling.

Pay by Experience Level for Statistician

Median of all compensation (including tips, bonus, and overtime) by years of experience.


Experience seems to be a major factor in determining the incomes of Statisticians. The average beginner in this position makes around $63K, but folks who have been around for five to 10 years see a markedly higher median salary of $82K. Statisticians who work for 10 to 20 years in their occupation tend to earn about $96K. More than 20 years of experience mean a somewhat bigger median paycheck of $109K, but it's not much more than what less experienced people make.

Pay Difference by Location


Seattle offers some of the highest pay in the country for Statisticians, 20 percent above the national average. Statisticians can also look forward to large paychecks in cities like Austin (+17 percent), San Francisco (+16 percent), Boston (+11 percent), and Raleigh (+10 percent). Los Angeles is home to the smallest salaries in the field, lagging the national average by 13 percent. Below-median salaries also turn up in Philadelphia and Houston (10 percent lower and 9 percent lower, respectively).

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Experience Affects Statistician Salaries




National Average
$72,000


Skills That Affect Statistician Salaries


Data Modeling
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R
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Statistical Analysis
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SAS
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SQL
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National Average
$72,000

Data Analysis
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SPSS
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Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 161 votes.

Gender

Female
40 %
Male
60 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
12%
1-4 years
45%
5-9 years
22%
10-19 years
14%
20 years or more
7%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits Medical: 88% dental benefits Dental: 73%
vision benefits Vision: 60% employee benefits None: 10%
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