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Statistician

What Does a Professional in this Career Do?

A Statistician collects and analyzes data using the principles of statistics, for work in science, psychology, politics, marketing and manufacturing. Analyzes data and makes policy recommendations to government agencies that address economic, environmental and public health issues.

Job Outlook

There were 205 Statistician job postings in North Carolina in the past year and 7180 in the United States.

In combination with other careers in the Statistician industry, which includes the Statistician career, the following graph shows the number of people employed for each year since 2015:

Salary

Many new Statistician jobs have salaries estimated to be in the following ranges, based on the requirements and responsibilities listed in job postings from the past year.

National

The average estimated salary in the United States for this career, based on job postings in the past year, is $104,427.

State

The average estimated salary in North Carolina for this career, based on job postings in the past year, is $112,860.

Percentiles represent the percentage that is lower than the value. For example, 25% of estimated salaries for Statistician postings in the United States in the past year were lower than $80,898.

Education and Experience

Posted Statistician jobs typically require the following level of education. The numbers below are based on job postings in the United States from the past year. Not all job postings list education requirements.

Education LevelPercentage
Associate's Degree2.51%
Bachelor's Degree47.17%
Master's Degree56.06%
Doctoral Degree35.81%
Other4.54%

Posted Statistician jobs typically require the following number of years of experience. The numbers below are based on job postings in the United States from the past year. Not all job postings list experience requirements.

Years of ExperiencePercentage
0 to 2 years35.48%
3 to 5 years40.39%
6 to 8 years12.35%
9+ years11.78%

Skills

Below are listings of the most common general and specialized skills Statistician positions expect applicants to have as well as the most common skills that distinguish individuals from their peers. The percentage of job postings that specifically mention each skill is also listed.

Baseline Skills

A skill that is required across a broad range of occupations, including this one.

  • Research (52.16%)
  • Mathematics (33.2%)
  • Communication (32.83%)
  • Management (26.6%)
  • Writing (23.15%)
  • Presentations (18.64%)
  • Innovation (16.85%)
  • Planning (16.64%)
  • Leadership (15.77%)
  • Problem Solving (15.19%)

Defining Skills

A core skill for this occupation, it occurs frequently in job postings.

  • Statistics (49.83%)
  • R (Programming Language) (40.43%)
  • Statistical Programming (19.37%)
  • Biostatistics (27.26%)
  • Data Analysis (40.48%)
  • SAS (Software) (40.69%)
  • Clinical Trials (21.8%)
  • Statistical Analysis (36.19%)

Necessary Skills

A skill that is requested frequently in this occupation but isn’t specific to it.

  • Statistical Modeling (12.04%)
  • Statistical Methods (19.58%)
  • Data Management (15.74%)
  • Project Management (13.79%)
  • Computer Science (21.07%)
  • Algorithms (9.77%)
  • Data Visualization (9.62%)
  • Epidemiology (11.31%)
  • Statistical Software (14.69%)
  • Data Quality (6.35%)
  • Marketing (7.2%)
  • Python (Programming Language) (24.74%)
  • Drug Development (6.82%)
  • Data Mining (7.63%)
  • Economics (10.5%)
  • Oncology (4.65%)
  • Clinical Study Design (8.46%)
  • Data Science (26.94%)
  • Finance (3.78%)
  • Data Collection (16.01%)
  • SQL (Programming Language) (15.31%)
  • Stata (7.58%)
  • Microsoft Access (8.36%)
  • Machine Learning (15.09%)
  • Pharmaceuticals (14.42%)
  • Applied Mathematics (8.09%)

Distinguishing Skills

A skill that may distinguish a subset of the occupation.

  • SAS Macros (5.27%)
  • Correlation Analysis (7.97%)
  • Base SAS (3.21%)
  • Mathematical Statistics (3.57%)
  • Statistical Thinking (1.33%)
  • Survival Analysis (2.76%)

Salary Boosting Skills

A professional who wishes to excel in this career path may consider developing the following highly valued skills. The percentage of job postings that specifically mention each skill is listed.

  • Survival Analysis (5.45%)
  • Statistics (98.31%)

Alternative Job Titles

Sometimes employers post jobs with Statistician skills but a different job title. Some common alternative job titles include:

  • Statistical Analyst
  • Statistical Programming Manager
  • Research Statistician
  • Statistician/Data Scientist
  • Survey Statistician
  • Mathematical Statistician
  • Statistical Data Analyst
  • Statistical Scientist
  • Statistical Research Analyst

Similar Occupations

If you are interested in exploring occupations with similar skills, you may want to research the following job titles. Note that we only list occupations that have at least one corresponding NC State Online and Distance Education program.

Common Employers

Here are the employers that have posted the most Statistician jobs in the past year along with how many they have posted.

United States

  • The College Board (194)
  • Merck (173)
  • Guidehouse (145)
  • United States Department of the Treasury (125)
  • Johnson & Johnson (116)
  • Takeda Pharmaceutical Company (114)
  • Pearson Education (109)
  • University of California (105)
  • American Heart Association (99)
  • AbbVie (98)

North Carolina

  • IQVIA (11)
  • American Heart Association (8)
  • Actalent (7)
  • Worldwide Clinical Trials (7)
  • Labcorp Drug Development (6)
  • Zachary Piper Solutions (6)
  • Life Time (5)
  • East Carolina University (5)
  • University of North Carolina (5)
  • AstraZeneca (5)

NC State Programs Relevant to this Career

If you are interested in preparing for a career in this field, the following NC State Online and Distance Education programs offer a great place to start!