Statistician Salary (United States)

More than half of Statisticians are relatively junior in their careers, reporting less than five years' experience and an average income of $71,843 annually. Compensation starts at $43,473 and can reach $114,543 per year. Total cash compensation runs from $45,377 to $108,225, depending on bonuses that can occasionally exceed $13,135 and profit sharing that reaches $19,000. Experience level is the biggest factor affecting pay for this group, followed by the particular city. Most workers in this profession enjoy health benefits; medical and dental coverage is claimed by nearly all, and more than half earn vision coverage. Men make up a slight majority of Statisticians (57 percent). Job satisfaction for Statisticians is high. This overview is based on answers to PayScale's salary questionnaire.
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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Salary
$45,377 - $108,225  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $13,135  
Profit Sharing
$500 - $19,000  
Total Pay (?
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$43,473 - $114,543  
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Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 3 Sep 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 992
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$12.81 - $53.90  
   
Overtime
$14.54 - $66.87  
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$0$50K$100K$150K
Bonus
$0.00 - $13,135  
   
Profit Sharing
$500 - $19,000  
Total Pay (?
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$43,473 - $114,543  
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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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For Statisticians, career advancement has a positively large impact on pay. Approaching the top of the pay scale, a Senior Statistician will earn $30K more than someone not as far along in their career. The most common next step for Statisticians is moving into roles as Biostatisticians or Statistician - Mathematicals, where they can expect an extra $5,071 or $2,098 per year.

Statistician Job Listings

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Popular Skills for Statistician

Overall, survey participants reported applying a fair number of skills to their work. 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. Those familiar with Data Analysis also tend to know Data Modeling.

Pay by Experience Level for Statistician

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Statisticians with a lot of experience tend to enjoy higher salaries. Workers new to the field can expect to earn $62K, increasing to $82K after five to 10 years. After 10 to 20 years, salary hovers around $100K. Salaries tend to grow less rapidly after achieving 20 years of experience, with more senior Statisticians earning an average of $112K per year. Experienced employees who have 10-20 years of experience make up 15 percent of the workforce; inexperienced individuals who have been working for less than one year comprise 11 percent, and senior people with more than 20 years under their belt fill out the remaining 6 percent. Age distribution in this workforce is concentrated between one and nine years of experience; more than half of respondents fall in this range.

Pay Difference By Location

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$72,000
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With a pay rate for Statisticians that is 24 percent greater than the national average, Seattle offers a comfortable salary for those in this profession. 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 take home the lowest salaries, earning a whopping 28 percent less than the national average. Not at the bottom but still paying below the median are employers in Houston and Los Angeles (-16 percent and -14 percent, respectively).

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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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$72,000
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SQL
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Microsoft Excel
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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%
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