An average Statistician in the United States can expect to take home roughly $70K annually. Cash earnings for Statisticians — which occasionally include more than $13K from bonuses and more than $14K from profit sharing — stretch from around $48K to approximately $109K. The company is the main element affecting pay for this group — geography and tenure are driving factors as well. Most enjoy medical while a strong majority get dental coverage. Vision coverage is also available to more than half. Women are just slightly outnumbered, with male Statisticians making up 57 percent of survey respondents. For the most part, Statisticians enjoy their work and report high levels of job satisfaction. This report is based on answers to PayScale's salary questionnaire.
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$48,267 - $104,407
(Median)
$48K
$70K
$100K
MEDIAN: $70,435
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$18.97 - $50.58
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$19
$30
$51
MEDIAN: $29.00
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National Salary Data (?
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$0$50K$100K$150K
Salary
$48,267 - $104,407  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $12,902  
Profit Sharing
$-0.49 - $14,453  
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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$47,814 - $108,963  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 28 Oct 2016 | Individuals Reporting: 615
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$34$68$102
Hourly Rate
$18.97 - $50.58  
   
Overtime
$24.16 - $99.33  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$70K$140K$210K
Bonus
$0.00 - $12,902  
   
Profit Sharing
$-0.49 - $14,453  
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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$47,814 - $108,963  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 28 Oct 2016 | Individuals Reporting: 56
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Job Description for Statistician

A statistician is a broad term for a professional involved in the field of either theoretical or applied statistics. Statisticians analyze a variety of data to supplement the knowledge of professionals or businesses in the private or public sector. Their work hinges on their ability to produce reliable data using appropriate, up-to-date methods; this can mean, for example, managing and executing surveys or ensuring that accurate data is obtained via other means such as reviewing pre-existing records or via interviews. Statisticians process and analyze the data using different mathematical techniques and specialized software, then summarizing the results into practical advice for their employer. These conclusions may be used to advise on strategy and assist immediate decision-making.

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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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Though it's uncommon, some Statisticians move into roles as Senior Statisticians, where pay is an average $100K per year. A common career progression for a Statistician is to become a Biostatistician or a Statistician - Mathematical. Compared to Statisticians, the first group earns $5K more on average, and the second group earns $3K more.

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Popular Employer Salaries for Statistician


For Statisticians, comfortable salaries can be found at Eli Lilly and Company; in fact, median earnings sit around $96K, the highest in the area.

Popular Skills for Statistician


Statisticians seem to require a rather large skill set. Most notably, facility with Python, Machine Learning, and Data Modeling are correlated to pay that is significantly above average, leading to increases of 25 percent, 19 percent, and 8 percent, respectively. Those listing SAS as a skill should be prepared for drastically lower pay. SPSS and Stata also typically command lower compensation. It is often found that people who know Data Analysis are also skilled in Data Modeling.

Pay by Experience Level for Statistician

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


Statisticians who reported more years of relevant experience also reported higher earnings. The average worker who claims fewer than five years of experience earns around $66K. In contrast, however, individuals who report five to 10 years in this occupation see a much larger median of $80K. Statisticians who work for 10 to 20 years in their occupation tend to earn about $96K. Statisticians with more than 20 years of experience report incomes that are only modestly higher; the median for these old hands hovers around $105K.

Pay Difference by Location

National Average: $70,889

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For Statisticians, busy Seattle offers a higher-than-average pay rate, 15 percent above the national average. Statisticians can also look forward to large paychecks in cities like Dallas (+14 percent), Tampa (+14 percent), Philadelphia (+10 percent), and Atlanta (+6 percent). Location significantly influences compensation, with Harrisburg Statisticians earning much less — 43 percent less — than the national average. Below-median salaries also turn up in Indianapolis and Pittsburgh (21 percent lower and 10 percent lower, respectively).

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Experience Affects Statistician Salaries




National Average
$71,000


Skills That Affect Statistician Salaries

Python
up arrow 25%

Machine Learning
up arrow 19%



R
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Statistical Analysis
up arrow 3%

Data Analysis
up arrow 2%

SAS
0%

National Average
$71,000

Microsoft Excel
up arrow 2%

SQL
up arrow 3%

Stata
up arrow 16%

SPSS
up arrow 21%

SAS (Statistical Analysis System)
up arrow 24%

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 62 votes.

Gender

Female
43 %
Male
57 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
14%
1-4 years
49%
5-9 years
20%
10-19 years
11%
20 years or more
5%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 88%
dental benefits
Dental: 75%
medical benefits
Vision: 66%
dental benefits
None: 11%
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