What does a Statistical Analyst do?

Statistical analysts select, organize, assess, and present data relevant to their employer and use their analysis to help decision-makers with business strategy and make personnel decisions. When processing and collecting data, they set parameters for what is needed and the method of data collection, and the target number of participants. They sometimes manage lower-level employees who assist with data collection. When data is organized and cleaned, statistical analysts use software to perform the analysis process where they learn and make sense of the data.

Statistical analysts present their findings to decision-makers and stakeholders to explain the significance of the results in layman's terms, which involves creating statistical reports and data visualizations used during presentations to the decision-makers and stakeholders. Statistical analysts turn to mathematics and probability to understand the trends and patterns of a study and use numbers and probability to predict how to do things more efficiently. Statistical analysts need a bachelor's degree in mathematics, statistics, or related fields.

EducationBachelor's Degree
Work/Life Balance
4.1 ★
Salary Range--
Career Opportunity
3.4 ★
Avg. Experience5-7 years

Statistical Analyst Salaries

Average Base Pay

$74,291 /yr
Same as national average
Not including cash compensation
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Median: $74K
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Statistical Analyst Career Path

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Statistical Analyst Insights

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Statistical Programmer
Oct. 4, 2020

“Good med and dental benefit”

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Census Enumerator
Mar. 2, 2021

“The job is temporary but good pay”

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Census Enumerator
Feb. 11, 2021

“Good pay and fun job”

Statistical Programmer
Sep. 25, 2020

“Good place to start your career and to learn”

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Census Enumerator
Oct. 11, 2019

“Could work hours I wanted and the pay was good.”

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Census Enumerator
Nov. 25, 2020

“The pay was good and they reimbursed for mileage.”

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Census Enumerator
Jun. 22, 2021

“Flexible job assignments and well paid.”

Statistical Programmer
Aug. 3, 2021

“Good opportunities to learn and grow.”

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