The average salary for a Mathematician is $71,691.
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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 make…Read more
- 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
C++ Programming Language
Skills in Matlab, C++ Programming Language and Python are correlated to pay that is above average. Skills that pay less than market rate include Statistical Analysis and Microsoft Office.
Pay by Experience Level for Mathematician
An entry-level Mathematician with less than 1 year experience can expect to earn an average total compensation (includes tips, bonus, and overtime pay) of $65,475 based on 55 salaries. An early career Mathematician with 1-4 years of experience earns an average total compensation of $66,798 based on 87 salaries. A mid-career Mathematician with 5-9 years of experience earns an average total compensation of $88,355 based on 50 salaries. An experienced Mathematician with 10-19 years of experience earns an average total compensation of $97,770 based on 39 salaries. In their late career (20 years and higher), employees earn an average total compensation of $100,594.
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Employees with Mathematician in their job title in San Francisco, California earn an average of 51.3% more than the national average. These job titles also find higher than average salaries in Los Angeles, California (18.6% more) and Chicago, Illinois (11.6% more). The lowest salaries can be found in Reno, Nevada (11.8% less).
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