Senior Statistician Salary
|Salary||$67,982 - $122,677|
|Bonus||$964 - $13,099|
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|$68,948 - $132,608|
Job Description for Senior Statistician
Senior statisticians are tasked with gathering statistics and providing statistical analysis for their employers, which may include corporations, government offices, political campaigns, universities, and other organizations. They are responsible for conceptualizing and developing experimental designs, developing sample designs, formulating implementation procedures for experiments, defining analytic methods, and developing exploratory techniques for new studies or surveys.Read More...
Many jobs available to senior statisticians require proficiency in computer programming and machine modeling, as these are some of the practical applications of statistics. Most senior statisticians are directly involved in studies' engineering processes, and they frequently have to work with computer programmers and engineers to develop quality products using statistical modeling.
A senior statistician is usually responsible for managing a small group of subordinates, so management experience is required, along with advanced knowledge of research methodology. Additionally, this job requires at least a master's degree in a relevant field, although most employers require a doctoral degree. Superior mathematical and analytical skills are also needed, as are the ability to work well in a team setting and work well on one's own with minimal supervision. Senior statisticians commonly work in an office setting during regular business hours, although additional hours may be required to meet deadlines. (Copyright 2017 PayScale.com)
Senior Statistician Tasks
- Use statistical packages and internal systems to document metrics and create reports.
- Create visualizations, presentations and tables.
- Work with staff to replicate findings, identify root causes and explain results.
- Review existing data sources, identify anomalies and problems and update processes.
- Work with leadership to identify goals, track progress and produce actionable findings.
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Popular Skills for Senior Statistician
Overall, survey participants reported applying a fair number of skills to their work. Most notably, skills in R, SAS, Statistical Analysis, and Data Modeling are correlated to pay that is above average, with boosts between 6 percent and 9 percent. At the other end of the pay range are skills like SQL. It is not unusual for someone who knows SAS to be familiar with Statistical Analysis as well.
Pay by Experience Level for Senior Statistician
Pay by Experience for a Senior Statistician has a positive trend. An entry-level Senior Statistician with less than 5 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $92,000 based on 59 salaries provided by anonymous users. Average total compensation includes tips, bonus, and overtime pay. A Senior Statistician with mid-career experience which includes employees with 5 to 10 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $97,000 based on 44 salaries. An experienced Senior Statistician which includes employees with 10 to 20 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $113,000 based on 54 salaries. A Senior Statistician with late-career experience which includes employees with greater than 20 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $115,000 based on 7 salaries.
Pay Difference by Location
Washington offers some of the highest pay in the country for Senior Statisticians, 34 percent above the national average. Senior Statisticians will also find cushy salaries in Seattle (+31 percent) and Boston (+22 percent). Senior Statisticians in Los Angeles report much lower salaries than the rest of the country — 30 percent below the national average — proving that residence is a major factor in overall pay. A couple other locations with smaller-than-average paychecks include Houston (26 percent lower) and Atlanta (7 percent lower).
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