Statistician Salary

An average Statistician in the United States can expect to take home roughly $72K per year. Including potential for bonuses and profit sharing — peaking near $12K and $15K, respectively — total cash payment to Statisticians can bottom out near $44K or peak near $113K depending on individual performance. Experience level and the particular city each impact pay for this group, with the former having the largest influence. Most workers in this position report high levels of job satisfaction. Women are just slightly outnumbered, with male Statisticians making up 59 percent of survey respondents. A large number enjoy medical while a fair number get dental coverage. Vision coverage is also available to a majority. The figures in this overview were provided by individuals who took PayScale's salary questionnaire.
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$46,305 - $107,743
(Median)
$46K
$72K
$110K
MEDIAN: $71,963
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$12.52 - $52.25
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$13
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$52
MEDIAN: $24.00
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National Salary Data (?
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$0$50K$100K$150K
Salary
$46,305 - $107,743  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $12,281  
Profit Sharing
$515 - $14,544  
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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$43,871 - $113,244  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 2 Jul 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 986
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Hourly Rate
$12.52 - $52.25  
   
Overtime
$18.20 - $101.96  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$100K$200K$300K
Bonus
$0.00 - $12,281  
   
Profit Sharing
$515 - $14,544  
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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$43,871 - $113,244  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 2 Jul 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 87
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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. A common career progression for a Statistician is to become a Biostatistician or a Statistician - Mathematical. Compared to Statisticians, the first group earns $5K more on average, and the second group earns $2K more.

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Popular Skills for Statistician


Survey results imply that Statisticians put a diverse skill set to use. Most notably, skills in Data Modeling, R, 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. For most people, competency in Data Analysis indicates knowledge of Data Modeling.

Pay by Experience Level for Statistician

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


Experience is an important factor influencing the compensation of Statisticians. Those in the early stages of their career can expect to make around $63K; however, individuals with five to 10 years of experience bring in $82K on average — a distinctly larger sum. On average, Statisticians make $96K following one to two decades on the job. Folks who have racked up more than 20 years in the field report incomes that aren't that much higher than less experienced individuals' earnings; the veterans make just $109K on average.

Pay Difference by Location


San Francisco is home to an above-average pay rate for Statisticians, 22 percent higher than the national average. Statisticians will also find cushy salaries in Seattle (+19 percent), Austin (+18 percent), Raleigh (+11 percent), and Boston (+10 percent). Statisticians in San Diego earn salaries far below the national average by 26 percent, proving that geography overwhelmingly affects the pay scale for those in this field. On the whole, employers pay 10 percent below the median salary for those in this field in Philadelphia and Houston.

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Experience Affects Statistician Salaries




National Average
$72,000


Skills That Affect Statistician Salaries

Data Modeling
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R
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Statistical Analysis
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SAS
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SQL
0%

Data Mining / Data Warehouse
0%

National Average
$72,000



SPSS
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Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 146 votes.

Gender

Female
41 %
Male
59 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
13%
1-4 years
45%
5-9 years
22%
10-19 years
14%
20 years or more
7%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits Medical: 88% dental benefits Dental: 72%
vision benefits Vision: 60% employee benefits None: 10%
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