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Statistician Salary

Statisticians in the United States can expect to earn an average of $72K annually. Overall cash earnings for Statisticians vary widely between $44K and $115K; for a few high rollers, the final number can encompass upwards of $12K each from bonuses and profit sharing proceeds. Career length is the biggest factor affecting pay for this group, followed by geography. Most enjoy medical while a strong majority get dental coverage. Vision coverage is also available to a majority. Men working as Statisticians who took the survey just slightly outnumber women at 58 percent. Job satisfaction is high and work is enjoyable for most Statisticians. Figures cited in this summary are based on replies to PayScale's salary questionnaire.
$46,013 - $107,859
(Median)
46K
57K
72K
90K
110K
MEDIAN: $72,265
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$12.58 - $68.00
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MEDIAN: $25.00
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National Salary Data

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$0$50K$100K$150K
Salary
$46,013 - $107,859  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $12,236  
Profit Sharing
$502 - $12,367  
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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$43,974 - $114,527  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 11 Dec 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 971
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$50$100$150
Hourly Rate
$12.58 - $68.00  
   
Overtime
$16.73 - $102.30  
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 - $12,236  
   
Profit Sharing
$502 - $12,367  
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).
)
$43,974 - $114,527  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 11 Dec 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 89
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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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Statisticians do not often transition into Senior Statistician roles. The role averages $101K per year. When Statisticians are ready for the next step in their careers, they often become Biostatisticians or Statistician - Mathematicals. Those roles pay an additional $5K and $2K, respectively.

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Popular Skills for Statistician


Statisticians report using a pretty varied skill set on the job. Most notably, skills in Data Mining / Data Warehouse, Data Modeling, Statistical Analysis, and SAS 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 skilled in Data Analysis are similarly competent in Data Modeling.

Pay by Experience Level for Statistician

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


Statisticians with a lot of experience tend to enjoy higher earnings. The average beginner in this position makes around $63K, but folks who have been around for five to 10 years see a markedly higher median salary of $82K. Statisticians claiming one to two decades of experience make an estimated median of $97K. Respondents who claim more than 20 years of experience may encounter pay that doesn't quite reflect their extensive experience; these veterans report a median income of around $110K.

Pay Difference by Location


Statisticians will find that Seattle offers an impressive pay rate, one which exceeds the national average by 20 percent. Statisticians can also look forward to large paychecks in cities like Austin (+15 percent), Washington (+14 percent), Boston (+8 percent), and Raleigh (+6 percent). With compensation 15 percent below the national average, Durham is not known for hefty paychecks and actually represents the lowest-paying market. Employers in Philadelphia and Tampa also lean toward paying below-median salaries (13 percent lower and 11 percent lower, respectively).

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Experience Affects Statistician Salaries




National Average
$72,000


Skills That Affect Statistician Salaries



Statistical Analysis
up arrow 3%

SAS
up arrow 2%

National Average
$72,000

SQL
up arrow 1%

R
up arrow 1%

Data Analysis
up arrow 4%

Microsoft Excel
up arrow 9%

SPSS
up arrow 26%

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 189 votes.

Gender

Female
42 %
Male
58 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
11%
1-4 years
45%
5-9 years
22%
10-19 years
15%
20 years or more
6%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits Medical: 89% dental benefits Dental: 74%
vision benefits Vision: 60% employee benefits None: 8%