Statistician Salary

For Statisticians, yearly average wages total $72K annually. Final cash compensation to Statisticians varies from around $44K to approximately $113K; choice pay grades include potential for bonuses and profit sharing as high as $12K and $15K, respectively. Experience level is the biggest factor affecting pay for this group, followed by geography. Male Statisticians are just a bit more common among those who completed the questionnaire than females ones, with male workers composing 59 percent of the field. Most report receiving medical coverage from their employers and a strong majority collect dental insurance. Work is enjoyable for Statisticians, who typically claim high levels of job satisfaction. The data in this summary comes from the PayScale salary survey.
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$46,444 - $107,866

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$12.52 - $52.25

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Salary
$46,444 - $107,866  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $12,059  
Profit Sharing
$515 - $14,544  
Total Pay (?
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$43,980 - $113,137  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 18 Jul 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 981
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Hourly Rate
$12.52 - $52.25  
   
Overtime
$18.20 - $101.96  
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$0$100K$200K$300K
Bonus
$0.00 - $12,059  
   
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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$43,980 - $113,137  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 18 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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While not commonly seen, Statisticians who transition into a Senior Statistician position may see a rise in pay. The median salary for Senior Statisticians is $100K per year. Biostatisticians or Statistician - Mathematicals are common next-step roles for Statisticians moving up in their careers; annual pay for Biostatisticians is $4K higher on average, and it's $2K higher for Statistician - Mathematicals.

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Popular Skills for Statistician


Statisticians report using a diverse set of skills on the job. 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.


In general, experience and pay appear to be strongly linked; those with more experience usually bring in higher incomes. 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. Statisticians with one to two decades of relevant experience report an average salary of approximately $96K. 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 $110K.

Pay Difference by Location


For Statisticians, Seattle provides a pay rate that is 20 percent greater than the national average. Statisticians can also look forward to large paychecks in cities like Austin (+18 percent), San Francisco (+17 percent), Raleigh (+11 percent), and Boston (+10 percent). One of the biggest compensable factors for Statisticians is geography, with workers in San Diego earning a whopping 26 percent below the national average. Two other places where employers offer below-median salaries are Houston (10 percent less) and Philadelphia (9 percent less).

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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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Data Mining / Data Warehouse
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National Average
$72,000

SQL
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SPSS
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Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 142 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: 59% employee benefits None: 10%
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