Statistician Salary

Statisticians in the United States pull down an average of $71K per year. In the world of Statisticians, overall income ranges from $48K near the bottom to $110K at the top; this can include more than $12K from bonuses and more than $8K from profit sharing in exceptional cases. The most influential factor affecting pay for this group is the specific employer, though tenure and geography have a (lesser) impact as well. A large number enjoy medical while a fair number get dental coverage. Vision coverage is also available to a majority. For the most part, Statisticians enjoy their work and report high levels of job satisfaction. Men working as Statisticians who took the survey just slightly outnumber women at 58 percent. This snapshot results from replies to PayScale's salary survey.
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$48,860 - $104,960
$49K
$71K
$100K
MEDIAN: $70,852
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50%
90%

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$19.13 - $51.01
$19
$30
$51
MEDIAN: $29.82
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90%

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National Salary Data (?
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$0$50K$100K$150K
Salary
$48,860 - $104,960  
   
Bonus
$300.00 - $12,164  
Profit Sharing
$0.00 - $8,292  
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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$48,354 - $109,862  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 18 Jan 2017 | Individuals Reporting: 607
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$33$66$99
Hourly Rate
$19.13 - $51.01  
   
Hourly Tips
$0.50  
Overtime
$24.51 - $97.87  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$70K$140K$210K
Bonus
$300.00 - $12,164  
   
Profit Sharing
$0.00 - $8,292  
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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$48,354 - $109,862  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 18 Jan 2017 | 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

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

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 Employer Salaries for Statistician


Eli Lilly and Company leads the field in terms of pay, with a median salary of $96K.

Popular Skills for Statistician


Survey results imply that Statisticians deploy a deep pool of skills on the job. Most notably, skills in Machine Learning, Python, Data Modeling, and Data Mining / Data Warehouse are correlated to pay that is above average, with boosts between 8 percent and 18 percent. Those listing SPSS as a skill should be prepared for drastically lower pay. Stata and SAS 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.


Statisticians generally obtain higher compensation for more plentiful past experience. Folks with fewer than five years of experience take home $66K on average, and those who have worked for five to 10 years see a bigger median salary of $80K. People with 10 to 20 years of experience make an average of about $98K in this role. Statisticians who have stuck around for more than two decades see earnings that are only slightly higher than those of folks who have worked for 10 to 20 years; the more senior group makes around $107K on average.

Pay Difference by Location

National Average: $71,445

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

With a pay rate for Statisticians that is 15 percent greater than the national average, Tampa offers a comfortable salary for those in this profession. Statisticians will also find cushy salaries in Dallas (+15 percent), Seattle (+14 percent), Philadelphia (+9 percent), and Atlanta (+8 percent). Place of residence plays a huge part in a Statistician's salary, with Indianapolis Statisticians earning salaries that are 21 percent less than the national average. Two other places where employers salaries are below the median are Columbus and Pittsburgh (11 percent lower).

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Key Stats for Statistician

Gender

Female
42 %
Male
58 %

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 63 votes.
Less than 1 year
14%
1-4 years
49%
5-9 years
21%
10-19 years
12%
20 years or more
5%
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Experience Affects Statistician Salaries

▲50%

▲37%

▲13%

National Average
$71,000

▼7%

Skills That Affect Statistician Salaries

Machine Learning
▲18%

Python
▲17%





R
▲1%

SAS
▼0%

National Average
$71,000


SQL
▼3%

SAS (Statistical Analysis System)
▼13%

Big Data Analytics
▼13%

Stata
▼17%

SPSS
▼21%

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 63 votes.

Gender

Female
42 %
Male
58 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
14%
1-4 years
49%
5-9 years
21%
10-19 years
12%
20 years or more
5%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 89%
dental benefits
Dental: 77%
vision benefits
Vision: 66%
dental benefits
None: 10%
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