Statistician Salary

Statisticians in the United States take home approximately $72K per year on average. Total incomes of Statisticians incorporate potential for, in a few cases, more than $13K from bonuses and close to $13K from profit sharing; these performance components cause packages to range between $44K and $113K. Experience level and the particular city each impact pay for this group, with the former having the largest influence. Job satisfaction is high and work is enjoyable for most Statisticians. Women are just slightly outnumbered, with male Statisticians making up 57 percent of survey respondents. A large number enjoy medical while a fair number get dental coverage. Vision coverage is also available to the greater part. The data in this summary comes from the PayScale salary survey.
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$45,905 - $107,876
(Median)
$46K
$72K
$110K
MEDIAN: $71,716
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$14.89 - $52.35
(Median)
$15
$26
$52
MEDIAN: $26.00
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National Salary Data (?
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$0$50K$100K$150K
Salary
$45,905 - $107,876  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $12,684  
Profit Sharing
$350.00 - $13,400  
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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$43,960 - $113,128  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 12 Jan 2016 | Individuals Reporting: 1,076
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$50$100$150
Hourly Rate
$14.89 - $52.35  
   
Overtime
$18.45 - $101.41  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$100K$200K$300K
Bonus
$0.00 - $12,684  
   
Profit Sharing
$350.00 - $13,400  
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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$43,960 - $113,128  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 12 Jan 2016 | Individuals Reporting: 96
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Job Description for Statistician

A statistician is a broad term for a professional involved in the field of either theoretical or applied statistics. Statisticians analyze a variety of data to supplement the knowledge of professionals or businesses in the private or public sector. Their work hinges on their ability to produce reliable data using appropriate, up-to-date methods; this can mean, for example, managing and executing surveys or ensuring that accurate data is obtained via other means such as reviewing pre-existing records or via interviews. Statisticians process and analyze the data using different mathematical techniques and specialized software, then summarizing the results into practical advice for their employer. These conclusions may be used to advise on strategy and assist immediate decision-making.

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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.

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While Statisticians do not often become Senior Statisticians, the job pays $100K per year on average. When Statisticians are ready for the next step in their careers, they often become Biostatisticians or Statistician - Mathematicals. Those roles pay an additional $5K and $2K, respectively.

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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 Modeling, Statistical Analysis, Data Mining / Data Warehouse, and R 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 familiar with 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.


For many Statisticians, more experience generally translates to higher pay. Although individuals who have less than five years' experience earn $64K on average, people with five to 10 years benefit from a notably larger average of $81K. For Statisticians, 10 to 20 years of experience on the job amounts to an average salary of $97K. Veterans who have surpassed the 20-year mark may make only slightly more than those who are navigating the mid-career stage; the more senior group reports median earnings of around $114K.

Pay Difference by Location

National Average: $71,948

Larger city markers indicate a job is popular in that location.

Home to some of the best pay for Statisticians, San Francisco offers exceptional salaries, 33 percent above the national average. Statisticians will also find cushy salaries in Seattle (+20 percent), Austin (+17 percent), Minneapolis (+11 percent), and Washington (+7 percent). Statisticians in San Diego earn salaries far below the national average by 24 percent, proving that geography overwhelmingly affects the pay scale for those in this field. Employers also pay below the national average in Houston (17 percent lower) and Los Angeles (7 percent lower).

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Experience Affects Statistician Salaries




National Average
$72,000


Skills That Affect Statistician Salaries


Statistical Analysis
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R
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Data Mining / Data Warehouse
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SAS
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National Average
$72,000

SQL
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Data Analysis
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SPSS
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Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 140 votes.

Gender

Female
43 %
Male
57 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
13%
1-4 years
47%
5-9 years
20%
10-19 years
13%
20 years or more
7%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 88%
dental benefits
Dental: 73%
medical benefits
Vision: 62%
dental benefits
None: 9%
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