Statistician Salary

An average Statistician in the United States can expect to take home roughly $71K per year. In the world of Statisticians, overall cash allowance can occasionally include more than $12K from bonuses and, in some exceptional cases, $8K from profit sharing, causing incomes to vary widely between $49K and $111K. Compensation for this group is mainly affected by the company, but career length and location are influential factors as well. Women are just slightly outnumbered, with male Statisticians making up 57 percent of survey respondents. For the most part, Statisticians enjoy their work and report high levels of job satisfaction. A large number report receiving medical coverage from their employers and a fair number collect dental insurance. Respondents to the PayScale salary survey provided the data for this report.
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$49,465 - $104,081
$49K
$72K
$100K
MEDIAN: $71,555
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$17.94 - $50.96
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MEDIAN: $31.67
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$0$109K
Salary $49,465 - $104,081
Bonus $495.51 - $11,682
Profit Sharing $0.00 - $8,170
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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$48,701 - $109,232
  • Country: United States
  • Currency: USD
  • Updated: 22 Oct 2017
  • Individuals Reporting: 594
Hourly Data $0$50
Hourly Rate $17.94 - $50.96
Hourly Tips $0.50
Overtime $17.62 - $49.66
Annual Data $0$109K
Bonus $495.51 - $11,682
Profit Sharing $0.00 - $8,170
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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$48,701 - $109,232
  • Country: United States
  • Currency: USD
  • Updated: 22 Oct 2017
  • Individuals Reporting: 63

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

  • Apply statistical theory to collect, organize, interpret, and summarize numerical data to provide usable information.
  • May also develop new mathematical theories.
  • May specialize in fields, such as bio-statistics, agricultural statistics, business statistics, economic statistics, or other fields.

Common Career Paths for Statistician


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Though not the most common occurrence, Statisticians sometimes become Senior Statisticians, where the average income is $100K per year. The most common next step for a Statistician is to become a Biostatistician or a Statistician - Mathematical. The former position pays an additional $5K per year on average, and the latter position pays $1K more per year.

Statistician Job Listings

Popular Employer Salaries for Statistician


Eli Lilly and Company attracts talent by shelling out the biggest paychecks in the area — the median in that office is $96K.

Popular Skills for Statistician


Statisticians seem to wield many skills on the job. Most notably, skills in Machine Learning, Python, Data Modeling, and Data Mining / Data Warehouse are correlated to pay that is above average, with boosts between 8 percent and 17 percent. Those listing SPSS as a skill should be prepared for drastically lower pay. Stata and SAS also typically command lower compensation. Those educated in Data Analysis tend to be well versed in Data Modeling.

Pay by Experience Level for Statistician

Pay by Experience for a Statistician has a positive trend. An entry-level Statistician with less than 5 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $66,000 based on 463 salaries provided by anonymous users. Average total compensation includes tips, bonus, and overtime pay. A Statistician with mid-career experience which includes employees with 5 to 10 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $81,000 based on 152 salaries. An experienced Statistician which includes employees with 10 to 20 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $99,000 based on 78 salaries. A Statistician with late-career experience which includes employees with greater than 20 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $109,000 based on 31 salaries.

Pay Difference by Location

National Average: $72,403

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

Home to some of the best pay for Statisticians, Washington offers exceptional salaries, 20 percent above the national average. Statisticians will also find cushy salaries in Seattle (+15 percent), Dallas (+14 percent), Phoenix (+11 percent), and Philadelphia (+9 percent). Statisticians in Indianapolis earn salaries far below the national average by 22 percent, proving that geography overwhelmingly affects the pay scale for those in this field. A couple other locations with smaller-than-average paychecks include Pittsburgh (11 percent lower) and St. Louis (10 percent lower).

Statistician Reviews

Q: What is it like working as a Statistician?

Statistician in Bethesda:
"Corporate culture, work flexibility, office."
Pros: Nice colleagues.
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Key Stats for Statistician

Gender

Female
42 %
Male
58 %

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 86 votes.
Less than 1 year
12%
1-4 years
50%
5-9 years
21%
10-19 years
12%
20 years or more
4%

Experience Affects Statistician Salaries

▲51%

▲37%

▲11%

National Average
$72,000

▼9%

Skills That Affect Statistician Salaries

Machine Learning
▲16%

Python
▲15%





SAS
▼0%

National Average
$72,000

R
▼2%

Microsoft Excel
▼2%

SQL
▼5%

Big Data Analytics
▼14%

SAS (Statistical Analysis System)
▼15%

Stata
▼18%

SPSS
▼22%

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 86 votes.

Gender

Female
42 %
Male
58 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
12%
1-4 years
50%
5-9 years
21%
10-19 years
12%
20 years or more
4%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 90%
dental benefits
Dental: 79%
vision benefits
Vision: 71%
no benefits
None: 9%