How much does a Biostatistician make?

Updated Nov 27, 2023



Total Pay Range
$95K - $137K/yr
Base Pay
$83K - $115K/yr
Additional Pay
$12K - $22K/yr


Most Likely Range

The estimated total pay for a Biostatistician is $113,592 per year in the United States area, with an average salary of $97,691 per year. These numbers represent the median, which is the midpoint of the ranges from our proprietary Total Pay Estimate model and based on salaries collected from our users. The estimated additional pay is $15,901 per year. Additional pay could include cash bonus, commission, tips, and profit sharing. The "Most Likely Range" represents values that exist within the 25th and 75th percentile of all pay data available for this role.

How accurate is this most likely Total Pay range (base + additional) of $95K-$137K/yr?

Related Job Titles

For Biostatistician

Some related job titles are Associate Director, Biostatistics Salaries with median pay of $170,997, Biostatistics Salaries with median pay of $114,905, Epidemiologist Salaries with median pay of $87,273, Senior Biostatistician Salaries with median pay of $157,908.

Top Paying Companies

For a Biostatistician in United States

Below is the total pay for the top 10 highest paying companies for a Biostatistician in United States. Employers include Genentech, Natera and Roche.

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Top Paying Companies

For Biostatistician in United States

5Foundation Medicine$121,358
9Premier Research$117,791
10Johnson & Johnson$117,761

What are total pay estimates for a Biostatistician at different companies?

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TechData Service Company
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Cleveland Clinic
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Biostatistician ISee 28 salaries from this location


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The Emmes Company
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St. Jude Children's Research Hospital
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Emory University
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The Johns Hopkins University
BiostatisticianSee 22 salaries from this location


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Yale University
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Cincinnati Children's Hospital
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Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai
BiostatisticianSee 16 salaries from this location


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Mayo Clinic
BiostatisticianSee 15 salaries from this location


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University of Pennsylvania
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University of Miami
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Boston Children's Hospital
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Georgetown University
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Biostatistician Salaries

Job TitleSalary
Parexel Biostatistician salaries - 1,625 salaries reported$119,894/yr
TechData Service Company Biostatistician salaries - 80 salaries reported$110,004/yr
Cleveland Clinic Biostatistician salaries - 46 salaries reported$83,689/yr
PPD Biostatistician salaries - 43 salaries reported$108,638/yr
Medpace Biostatistician I salaries - 28 salaries reported$94,628/yr
MaxisIT Biostatistician salaries - 28 salaries reported$97,354/yr
The Emmes Company Biostatistician salaries - 26 salaries reported$100,709/yr
St. Jude Children's Research Hospital Biostatistician salaries - 24 salaries reported$78,664/yr
Emory University Biostatistician salaries - 23 salaries reported$75,390/yr
The Johns Hopkins University Biostatistician salaries - 22 salaries reported$78,505/yr
Yale University Biostatistician salaries - 21 salaries reported$79,177/yr
Cincinnati Children's Hospital Biostatistician salaries - 20 salaries reported$85,615/yr
Labcorp Biostatistician salaries - 17 salaries reported$95,042/yr
Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai Biostatistician salaries - 16 salaries reported$80,040/yr
Mayo Clinic Biostatistician salaries - 15 salaries reported$84,756/yr
University of Pennsylvania Biostatistician salaries - 15 salaries reported$77,527/yr
Genentech Biostatistician salaries - 15 salaries reported$153,020/yr
University of Miami Biostatistician salaries - 14 salaries reported$77,097/yr
Boston Children's Hospital Biostatistician salaries - 14 salaries reported$79,293/yr
Georgetown University Biostatistician salaries - 14 salaries reported$79,143/yr
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Top Paying Industries

For a Biostatistician in United States

The top 5 paying industries for a Biostatistician in United States are Retail & Wholesale with a median total pay of $120,062, Pharmaceutical & Biotechnology with a median total pay of $115,305, Information Technology with a median total pay of $110,004, Human Resources & Staffing with a median total pay of $101,026, and Media & Communication with a median total pay of $89,655.

IndustryTotal PayTotal Pay Insight
  • Retail & WholesaleRetail & Wholesale$120,062

    29% Higher than other industries

  • Pharmaceutical & BiotechnologyPharmaceutical & Biotechnology$115,305

    26% Higher than other industries

  • Information TechnologyInformation Technology$110,004

    22% Higher than other industries

  • Human Resources & StaffingHuman Resources & Staffing$101,026

    16% Higher than other industries

  • Media & CommunicationMedia & Communication$89,655

    5% Higher than other industries

Retail & Wholesale

The top paying company in Retail & Wholesale for Biostatistician is Symbiance.


Glassdoor Economist Pay Overview

What is the pay outlook for Research & Science?

Research and science jobs offer pay well above the national average. Increased demand for STEM workers is increasing salaries in research and science. Jobs in these fields, however, often require higher education at the graduate level and/or specialized training. While domain-specific expertise gives workers in these fields access to very specialized jobs, there are also many employers who hire STEM workers for their general data and technology skills.

Biostatistician pay FAQ

The average salary for a Biostatistician is $113,592 per year in United States. Salaries estimates are based on 3033 salaries submitted anonymously to Glassdoor by a Biostatistician employees in United States.

The highest salary for a Biostatistician in United States is $137,295 per year.

The lowest salary for a Biostatistician in United States is $94,888 per year.

If you are thinking of becoming a Biostatistician or planning the next step in your career, find details about the role, the career path and salary trajectory of a Biostatistician.

Biostatistician salaries and job security are both high, reflecting the field’s rapid growth and high educational barriers to entry. Biostatisticians who work for pharmaceutical companies or other private sector firms generally earn more than those who work for colleges or universities. The world’s renewed focus on the dangers of infectious diseases is projected to lead to increased funding opportunities at the intersection of public health and biostatistics. Candidates with expertise in both these subfields may command especially lucrative pay.

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Glassdoor's anonymous ratings indicate that 77% of biostatisticians consider their current salary satisfactory. Many can also make additional pay on top of their salary averaging $15,900.81 through overtime compensation, profit sharing, and cash bonuses for high-quality work throughout the year.

If you want to improve your job performance and increase your value to your employer, learn more about commonly used software and systems in your field, such as BSC, SQL, and SAS. Another way to increase you earning power is to get an advanced degree, such as a master's or graduate degree in statistics or computer science, so you stand out from those with only a bachelor's. Any experience you have in the role can increase your salary, but if you have prior experience consulting in a related field, you may be able to command a higher starting pay.

Negotiating a raise or a higher starting salary is a common occurrence for every job. Before you start the process, make sure you know what the average salary is for a local biostatistician with your level of experience. Then you can compare new biostatistician job postings to your current salary to judge what a reasonable compensation would be. A good rule is to ask for 10% to 20% above your current salary or the job offer, but keep in mind where the initial amount was compared to the market rate.

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