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Statistician Salary

Statisticians in the United States take home approximately $72K per year on average. Total cash compensation to Statisticians approaches anywhere from $44K on the lower end to $114K on the higher end; in exceptional cases, this can include more than $12K from bonuses and upwards of $16K from profit sharing. Experience level and the particular city each impact pay for this group, with the former having the largest influence. Medical benefits are awarded to a large number, and a fair number earn dental coverage. The majority of Statisticians claim high levels of job satisfaction. Participants in PayScale's salary questionnaire provided the particulars of this report.
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$45,773 - $107,798
(Median)
$46K
$72K
$110K
MEDIAN: $72,149
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$12.55 - $53.41
(Median)
$13
$25
$53
MEDIAN: $24.00
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National Salary Data (?
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$0$50K$100K$150K
Salary
$45,773 - $107,798  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $12,109  
Profit Sharing
$750 - $16,000  
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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$43,597 - $113,611  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 2 May 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 959
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$50$100$150
Hourly Rate
$12.55 - $53.41  
   
Overtime
$18.06 - $102.24  
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 - $12,109  
   
Profit Sharing
$750 - $16,000  
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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$43,597 - $113,611  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 2 May 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 88

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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. Typical career progression for a Statistician involves becoming a Biostatistician or a Statistician - Mathematical, roles that pay $5K more and $2K more on average.

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Popular Skills for Statistician


Survey results suggest that Statisticians put a wide range of professional skills to use. Most notably, skills in Data Mining / Data Warehouse, Data Modeling, R, and Statistical Analysis 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 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 lot of experience tend to enjoy higher earnings. Salaries of relatively inexperienced workers fall in the neighborhood of $63K, but folks who have racked up five to 10 years see a notably higher median of $82K. People with 10 to 20 years of experience make an average of about $96K 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 $110K on average.

Pay Difference by Location


For Statisticians, busy Seattle offers a higher-than-average pay rate, 20 percent above the national average. Statisticians will also find cushy salaries in Austin (+18 percent), San Francisco (+16 percent), Washington (+11 percent), and Boston (+10 percent). Statisticians' salaries are heavily influenced by location — Statisticians in San Diego bring in salaries that are 23 percent lower than the national average. Not at the bottom but still paying below the median are employers in Los Angeles and Philadelphia (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


Data Modeling
up arrow 4%

Statistical Analysis
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R
up arrow 2%

SAS
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SQL
0%

National Average
$72,000

Data Analysis
up arrow 4%


SPSS
up arrow 24%

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 162 votes.

Gender

Female
40 %
Male
60 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
12%
1-4 years
46%
5-9 years
22%
10-19 years
14%
20 years or more
7%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits Medical: 88% dental benefits Dental: 73%
vision benefits Vision: 60% employee benefits None: 9%
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