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Statistician Salary

An average Statistician in the United States can expect to take home roughly $72K per year. Total cash earnings of Statisticians range from $44K on the low end to $114K on the high end; the final amount can include bonuses and profit sharing proceeds that occasionally exceed $12K and $19K, respectively. Career length and the particular city each impact pay for this group, with the former having the largest influence. The majority of workers are highly satisfied with their job. A large number report receiving medical coverage from their employers and a fair number collect dental insurance. Respondents to the PayScale salary survey provided the data for this report.
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$45,708 - $108,215
(Median)
$46K
$72K
$110K
MEDIAN: $72,290
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$12.49 - $53.78
(Median)
$12
$25
$54
MEDIAN: $24.00
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National Salary Data (?
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$0$50K$100K$150K
Salary
$45,708 - $108,215  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $12,294  
Profit Sharing
$515 - $19,271  
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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$43,666 - $114,146  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 1 Apr 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 962
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$50$100$150
Hourly Rate
$12.49 - $53.78  
   
Overtime
$17.89 - $101.87  
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 - $12,294  
   
Profit Sharing
$515 - $19,271  
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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$43,666 - $114,146  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 1 Apr 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 86

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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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Though it's uncommon, some Statisticians move into roles as Senior Statisticians, where pay is an average $100K per year. Biostatisticians or Statistician - Mathematicals are common next-step roles for Statisticians moving up in their careers; annual pay for Biostatisticians is $5K higher on average, and it's $1K higher for Statistician - Mathematicals.

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Popular Skills for Statistician


Statisticians report using a diverse set of skills on the job. Most notably, skills in Data Mining / Data Warehouse, Data Modeling, Statistical Analysis, and R 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. Most people 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.


Statisticians who reported more years of relevant experience also reported higher earnings. Salaries for the relatively untried average out to around $63K, but survey participants with five to 10 years of experience earn a significantly higher median of $82K. The average pay reported by folks with 10 to 20 years of experience is around $96K. Statisticians who surpass 20 years on the job report pay that isn't as high as one would expect; the median compensation for this crowd sits around $110K.

Pay Difference by Location


For Statisticians, working in the bustling city of Seattle has its advantages, including an above-average pay rate. Statisticians will also find cushy salaries in San Francisco (+16 percent), Austin (+16 percent), Washington (+10 percent), and Raleigh (+10 percent). Location significantly influences compensation, with San Diego Statisticians earning much less — 25 percent less — than the national average. Workers in Philadelphia and Los Angeles earn salaries that trail the national average for those in this profession (12 percent less and 10 percent less, respectively).

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Experience Affects Statistician Salaries




National Average
$72,000


Skills That Affect Statistician Salaries


Data Modeling
up arrow 4%

Statistical Analysis
up arrow 2%

SAS
up arrow 1%

R
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SQL
0%

National Average
$72,000



SPSS
up arrow 25%

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 166 votes.

Gender

Female
40 %
Male
60 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
11%
1-4 years
46%
5-9 years
22%
10-19 years
14%
20 years or more
7%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits Medical: 89% dental benefits Dental: 73%
vision benefits Vision: 60% employee benefits None: 9%