Biostatistician Salary

The average Biostatistician in the United States can expect to rake in roughly $74K annually. Total cash compensation to Biostatisticians approaches anywhere from $54K on the lower end to $122K on the higher end; in exceptional cases, this can include more than $17K from bonuses and upwards of $35K from profit sharing. Residence is the biggest factor affecting pay for this group, followed by years of experience. Women make up a slight majority of Biostatisticians (58 percent) survey respondents. Medical benefits are awarded to nearly all, and a strong majority earn dental coverage. Most Biostatisticians like their work and job satisfaction is high. The data for this synopsis comes from respondents who took the PayScale salary survey.
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$55,757 - $112,418
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$0$122K
Salary $55,757 - $112,418
Bonus $0.00 - $20,044
Profit Sharing $0.00 - $40,851
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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$54,491 - $122,392
  • Country: United States
  • Currency: USD
  • Updated: 14 Oct 2017
  • Individuals Reporting: 424
Hourly Data $0$100
Hourly Rate $15.41 - $94.37
Overtime $100.09
Annual Data $0$122K
Bonus $0.00 - $20,044
Profit Sharing $0.00 - $40,851
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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$54,491 - $122,392
  • Country: United States
  • Currency: USD
  • Updated: 14 Oct 2017
  • Individuals Reporting: 30

Job Description for Biostatistician

Biostatisticians conduct statistical analyses for a wide range of biology-related topics, as well as assist with experimental design. They work with a scientific team on studies' statistical design, helping determine the team's needs and appropriate methods. They also help with grant applications, conduct data analyses, and help interpret results in consultation with the research team. Biostatisticians also prepare reports related to the methods and results of their analyses; these reports must include all necessary information (such as relevant theories, methods, and conclusion) to be comprehensible to other professionals in the field. Other day-to-day tasks that may be performed by biostatisticians include coordinating and supervising a team of relevant professionals, providing statistical training to clients, interacting with clients to build professional relationships, and mentoring and training employees. Biostatisticians work in a variety of fields, such as epidemiology, genetics, ecology, systems biology, and others. They typically work full time in a hospital, research lab, or office environment; some travel may be required to meet with clients.

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Biostatistician Tasks

  • Develop statistical tables, perform analyses using statistical software, and report on results.
  • Participate in grant and study writing, calculations, mock-ups, and figures.
  • Summarize and present statistical results with data quality flags and recommendations for protocol or data management changes.

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Popular Skills for Biostatistician


Biostatisticians generally report applying a varied skill set to their work. Most notably, skills in SAS, Research Analysis, Clinical Research, and Statistical Analysis are correlated to pay that is above average. Skills that are correlated to lower pay, on the other hand, include R and SAS. For most people, competency in SAS indicates knowledge of Data Analysis.

Pay by Experience Level for Biostatistician

Pay by Experience for a Biostatistician has a positive trend. An entry-level Biostatistician with less than 5 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $70,000 based on 309 salaries provided by anonymous users. Average total compensation includes tips, bonus, and overtime pay. A Biostatistician with mid-career experience which includes employees with 5 to 10 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $86,000 based on 110 salaries. An experienced Biostatistician which includes employees with 10 to 20 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $103,000 based on 51 salaries. A Biostatistician with late-career experience which includes employees with greater than 20 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $119,000 based on 18 salaries.

Pay Difference by Location

National Average: $75,227

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

Biostatisticians will find that San Francisco offers an impressive pay rate, one which exceeds the national average by 54 percent. Biostatisticians can also look forward to large paychecks in cities like Seattle (+23 percent), Los Angeles (+20 percent), San Diego (+16 percent), and Washington (+14 percent). Cleveland is home to the smallest salaries in the field, lagging the national average by 18 percent. Salt Lake City and Denver are a couple other places where companies are known to pay below the median — salaries are 15 percent lower and 6 percent lower, respectively.

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Key Stats for Biostatistician

Gender

Female
57 %
Male
43 %

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 40 votes.
Less than 1 year
15%
1-4 years
49%
5-9 years
24%
10-19 years
9%
20 years or more
3%

Experience Affects Biostatistician Salaries

▲58%

▲37%

▲14%

National Average
$75,000

▼7%

Skills That Affect Biostatistician Salaries

SAS (Statistical Analysis System)
▲17%

Research Analysis
▲15%

Clinical Research
▼0%

National Average
$75,000



SAS
▼4%

R
▼4%

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 40 votes.

Gender

Female
57 %
Male
43 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
15%
1-4 years
49%
5-9 years
24%
10-19 years
9%
20 years or more
3%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 93%
dental benefits
Dental: 76%
vision benefits
Vision: 65%
no benefits
None: 7%