Statistician Salary (United States)

A relatively inexperienced group of workers, just under three-fifths of Statisticians report fewer than five years of experience; the average pay for this group is around $71,843 annually. The range in pay spans from $43,473 to $114,543 per year. Career length and geography each impact pay for this group, with the former having the largest influence. Almost all workers report receiving medical coverage from their employers and most collect dental insurance. Men just barely outnumber women in the field at 57 percent. Job satisfaction for Statisticians is high. Replies to PayScale's salary questionnaire form the basis for this summary.
Statistician Salary (?
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$45,377 - $108,225
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MEDIAN: $71,886
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Statistician Salary (?
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$12.81 - $53.90
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MEDIAN: $24.00
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National Salary Data

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Salary
$45,377 - $108,225  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $13,135  
Profit Sharing
$500 - $19,000  
Total Pay (?
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$43,473 - $114,543  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 3 Sep 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 992
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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Hourly Rate
$12.81 - $53.90  
   
Overtime
$14.54 - $66.87  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$50K$100K$150K
Bonus
$0.00 - $13,135  
   
Profit Sharing
$500 - $19,000  
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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$43,473 - $114,543  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 3 Sep 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 85
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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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Compensation may increase greatly for Statisticians who advance in their career. Upper-end positions like Senior Statistician may make an additional $30K per year than lower-end positions. Statisticians moving up in their career tend to step into positions as Biostatisticians or Statistician - Mathematicals, where paychecks increase by $5,071 or $2,098 per year.

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Popular Skills for Statistician

Survey results suggest that Statisticians put a wide range of professional skills to use. Most notably, skills in Data Modeling, Data Mining / Data Warehouse, Statistical Analysis, and SAS are correlated to pay that is above average, with boosts of 5 percent, 5 percent, 3 percent, and 3 percent, respectively. Those listing SPSS as a skill should be prepared for drastically lower pay. Microsoft Excel and Data Analysis also typically command lower compensation. Those familiar with Data Analysis also tend to know Data Modeling.

Pay by Experience Level for Statistician

Median of all compensation (including tips, bonus, and overtime) by years of experience.
For Statisticians, experience in the field tends to play a major role in salary negotiations; pay increases with more experience. Though starting salaries approximate $62K, they climb to $82K after five to 10 years. Those with one to two decades of experience under their belt tend to see salaries around $100K. The 20-year mark seems to bring slower salary growth, and Statisticians at this tenure level tend to see their incomes plateau to $112K. Experienced employees who have 10-20 years of experience make up 15 percent of the workforce; inexperienced individuals who have been working for less than one year comprise 11 percent, and senior people with more than 20 years under their belt fill out the remaining 6 percent. Between one and nine years of experience is the norm for people in this field—a majority of those surveyed fit this bill.

Pay Difference By Location

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$72,000
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Statisticians will find that Seattle offers an impressive pay rate, one which exceeds the national average by 24 percent. Statisticians will also find cushy salaries in Austin (+14 percent), San Francisco (+11 percent), Washington (+8 percent), and Boston (+7 percent). Location significantly influences compensation, with San Diego Statisticians earning much less—28 percent less—than the national average. Two other places where employers offer below-median salaries are Houston (-16 percent) and Los Angeles (-14 percent).

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Experience Affects Statistician Salaries

National Average
$72,000

Skills That Affect Statistician Salaries

Data Mining / Data Warehouse
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Statistical Analysis
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$72,000
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SQL
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Microsoft Excel
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SPSS
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Job Satisfaction

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Rated 5 out of 5 based on 219 votes.

Gender

Female
43%
female alumni
 
Male
57%
male alumni

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
11%
1-4 years
45%
5-9 years
23%
10-19 years
15%
20 years or more
6%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits Medical: 90% dental benefits Dental: 75%
vision benefits Vision: 61% employee benefits None: 7%