Mathematician Salary

Median pay for Mathematicians in the United States lies in the neighborhood of $69K annually. Career duration is the biggest factor affecting pay for this group, followed by geography. Roughly a fourth of professionals in this line of work do not receive benefits; however, a strong majority report medical coverage and a majority claim dental coverage as well. The vast majority (80 percent) of Mathematicians who answered the questionnaire are male. Most Mathematicians like their work and job satisfaction is high. The data for this snapshot was collected from individuals who took PayScale's salary survey.

$43,505 - $116,997
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MEDIAN: $70,216
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$14.68 - $42.89
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$0$116K
Salary $43,505 - $116,997
Bonus $297.99 - $9,967
Profit Sharing $110.50
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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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$39,219 - $115,018
  • Country: United States
  • Currency: USD
  • Updated: 20 Sep 2017
  • Individuals Reporting: 137
Hourly Data $0$42
Hourly Rate $14.68 - $42.89
Overtime $17.50
Annual Data $0$115K
Bonus $297.99 - $9,967
Profit Sharing $110.50
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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$39,219 - $115,018
  • Country: United States
  • Currency: USD
  • Updated: 20 Sep 2017
  • Individuals Reporting: 26

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Job Description for Mathematician

The career of a mathematician centers on performing advanced mathematical equations (often with computers and using complex software) to theorize and understand mathematical principles and, in turn, solve real-world problems. A common misconception about mathematicians is that they work only with integers; however, they also work with more abstract structures such as rings in the algebraic number theory. Applying theories to shapes and geometry is just one example of a particular skill that makes one far more effective in this field.

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Mathematician Tasks

  • Conduct mathematical research to expand the knowledge base of traditional areas of math, such as algebra, geometry, and logic.
  • Act as the lead advisor or expert in the application of mathematical analysis to resolve scientific or engineering issues.
  • Design and development computational methods for solving problems in science, engineering, or other industries.
  • Perform computations and numerical analyses of data.
  • Apply mathematical theories to practical problems in a variety of settings and fields.

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Popular Skills for Mathematician


Mathematicians seem to require a number of specific skills. Most notably, facility with Python, C++ Programming Language, and R are correlated to pay that is significantly above average, leading to increases of 31 percent, 26 percent, and 25 percent, respectively. Skills that seem to negatively impact pay include Microsoft Excel and Microsoft Office. Most people skilled in Matlab are similarly competent in R.

Pay by Experience Level for Mathematician

Pay by Experience for a Mathematician has a positive trend. An entry-level Mathematician with less than 5 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $62,000 based on 101 salaries provided by anonymous users. Average total compensation includes tips, bonus, and overtime pay. A Mathematician with mid-career experience which includes employees with 5 to 10 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $77,000 based on 45 salaries. An experienced Mathematician which includes employees with 10 to 20 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $85,000 based on 33 salaries. A Mathematician with late-career experience which includes employees with greater than 20 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $102,000 based on 19 salaries.

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Key Stats for Mathematician

Gender

Female
20 %
Male
80 %

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 17 votes.
Less than 1 year
20%
1-4 years
33%
5-9 years
21%
10-19 years
16%
20 years or more
11%
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Experience Affects Mathematician Salaries

▲48%

▲24%

▲12%

National Average
$69,000

▼10%

Skills That Affect Mathematician Salaries

Python
▲30%

C++ Programming Language
▲25%

R
▲24%

▲16%

C++
▲5%

National Average
$69,000


Microsoft Excel
▼16%

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 17 votes.

Gender

Female
20 %
Male
80 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
20%
1-4 years
33%
5-9 years
21%
10-19 years
16%
20 years or more
11%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 76%
dental benefits
Dental: 63%
vision benefits
Vision: 56%
no benefits
None: 23%
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