Statistician Salary

Statisticians in the United States can expect wages of $72K annually on average. With some bonuses approaching $13K and certain profit sharing proceeds approaching $13K, overall incomes of Statisticians spread between $44K and $113K depending on individual performance. Experience level is the biggest factor affecting pay for this group, followed by geography. Job satisfaction for Statisticians is high. Most enjoy medical while a strong majority get dental coverage. Vision coverage is also available to the larger part. Men working as Statisticians who took the survey just slightly outnumber women at 57 percent. The numbers in this rundown were provided by PayScale's salary survey participants.
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$45,905 - $107,876
(Median)
$46K
$72K
$110K
MEDIAN: $71,716
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$14.89 - $52.35
(Median)
$15
$26
$52
MEDIAN: $26.00
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National Salary Data (?
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$0$50K$100K$150K
Salary
$45,905 - $107,876  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $12,684  
Profit Sharing
$350.00 - $13,400  
Total Pay (?
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$43,960 - $113,128  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 12 Jan 2016 | Individuals Reporting: 1,076
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$50$100$150
Hourly Rate
$14.89 - $52.35  
   
Overtime
$18.45 - $101.41  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$100K$200K$300K
Bonus
$0.00 - $12,684  
   
Profit Sharing
$350.00 - $13,400  
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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$43,960 - $113,128  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 12 Jan 2016 | Individuals Reporting: 96
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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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Statisticians who advance into the role of a Senior Statistician are fairly uncommon. Senior Statisticians on average earn $100K per year. The most common next step for a Statistician is to become a Biostatistician or a Statistician - Mathematical. The former position pays an additional $5K per year on average, and the latter position pays $2K more per year.

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Popular Skills for Statistician


Statisticians report using a pretty varied skill set on the job. Most notably, skills in Data Modeling, Statistical Analysis, Data Mining / Data Warehouse, 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 experienced in 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 generally obtain higher compensation for more plentiful past experience. Workers in their first five years can expect to earn $64K, but people who have been around for five to 10 years earn a noticeably bigger sum of $81K. People with 10 to 20 years of experience make an average of about $97K in this role. Individuals who have achieved more than 20 years of experience don't seem to earn much more than people who have 10 to 20 years under their belts; the more senior group reports an average income of $114K.

Pay Difference by Location

National Average: $71,948

Larger city markers indicate a job is popular in that location.

For Statisticians, busy San Francisco offers a higher-than-average pay rate, 33 percent above the national average. Statisticians can also look forward to large paychecks in cities like Seattle (+20 percent), Austin (+17 percent), Minneapolis (+11 percent), and Washington (+7 percent). Location is a huge contributor to overall pay, with Statisticians in San Diego earning a whopping 24 percent below the national average. Below-median salaries also turn up in Houston and Los Angeles (17 percent lower and 7 percent lower, respectively).

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Experience Affects Statistician Salaries




National Average
$72,000


Skills That Affect Statistician Salaries


Statistical Analysis
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R
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Data Mining / Data Warehouse
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SAS
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National Average
$72,000

SQL
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Data Analysis
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SPSS
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Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 140 votes.

Gender

Female
43 %
Male
57 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
13%
1-4 years
47%
5-9 years
20%
10-19 years
13%
20 years or more
7%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 88%
dental benefits
Dental: 73%
medical benefits
Vision: 62%
dental benefits
None: 9%
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