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Statistician Salary (United States)

Just below three-fifths of Statisticians are still navigating the early stages of their careers and report less than five years' experience. The workforce as a whole reports a median income in the neighborhood of $72K annually. With some bonuses approaching $13K and certain profit sharing proceeds approaching $19K, overall incomes of Statisticians spread between $43K and $115K depending on individual performance. Experience level is the biggest factor affecting pay for this group, followed by geography. The vast majority report receiving medical coverage from their employers and most collect dental insurance. Men working as Statisticians just barely outnumber women at 57 percent. Most Statisticians report high levels of job satisfaction. Respondents to the PayScale salary survey provided the data for this report.
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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National Salary Data

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$0$50K$100K$150K
Salary
$45,377 - $108,225  
   
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: 992
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$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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Statisticians who transition into an upper level Senior Statistician role may receive a large increase in pay as the position often pays $102K per year. Statisticians typically move into roles as Biostatisticians or Statistician - Mathematicals, and those positions pay $5K more and $2K more, respectively.

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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, 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. Most people who know Data Analysis also know Data Modeling.

Pay by Experience Level for Statistician

Median of all compensation (including tips, bonus, and overtime) by years of experience.
Statisticians with a rich background of experience are typically rewarded with larger paychecks. Relatively untried employees who have less than five years' experience make $62K, but folks with five to 10 years under their belts enjoy an appreciably larger median of $82K. Statisticians claiming one to two decades of experience make an estimated median of $97K. Individuals who report more than two decades of experience seem to make only slightly more than folks in the 10-to-20 year range; the more senior group sees median earnings in the comparatively modest ballpark of $112K. A majority of the workforce has between one and nine years of experience. Experienced employees who have 10-20 years of experience make up nearly one in seven of the workforce; inexperienced individuals who have been working for less than one year comprise nearly one in ten, and senior people with more than 20 years under their belt fill out the remaining less than 10 percent.

Pay Difference By Location

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National Average
$72,000
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For Statisticians, working in the bustling city of Seattle has its advantages, including an above-average pay rate. Also paying near the top of the field are Austin, San Francisco, Washington, and Boston, where Statisticians annually earn 14 percent, 11 percent, 8 percent, and 7 percent more than the national average. Statisticians in San Diego make 28 percent less than the national average, proving that location is a major factor in pay. A couple other locations with smaller-than-average paychecks include Houston (16 percent lower) and Los Angeles (14 percent lower).

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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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SAS
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National Average
$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%