How Much Do Biostatisticians Make in 2021 (including Starting Salary)

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Annual Salary, Salary Range, and Highest Paying States and Industries


Biostatisticians develop and apply biostatistical theory and methods to the study of life sciences.

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Table of contents
  1. Average salary
  2. Starting salary
  3. Salary rank
  4. Salary range
  5. Highest paying states
  6. Highest paying industries

Average salary

Annual salary
$97170 per year
Hourly wage
$47 per hour

Starting salary

Entry-level annual salary
$52,700 to $68,810 per year
Entry-level hourly wage
$25 to $33 per hour

Entry-level Biostatisticians with little to no experience can expect to make anywhere between $52,700 to $68,810 per year or $25 to $33 per hour. Similar to any other job, their salary will increase as they gain experience.

Salary rank

Salary rank

We wanted to make it easy for our readers to compare the salary of Biostatisticians to all the other careers out there. So we created Salary Rank. We compared the salary of all careers then we gave them a rank of A, B, C, or D depending on where their average salary sit in comparison to other careers.

Salary range

Level Hourly Annual
Highest (Top 10%) $73 $150,840
Senior (Top 25%) $59 $121,800
Middle (Mid 50%) $44 $92,270
Junior (Bottom 25%) $33 $68,810
No experience (Bottom 10%) $25 $52,700

Highest paying states

State Hourly Annual
ID $56 $117,190
NJ $56 $116,890
MA $56 $116,180
MD $54 $113,100
CA $54 $112,050
DC $54 $111,970
GA $52 $107,560
NY $50 $104,400
WA $50 $103,520
NC $50 $103,060

Another simple way to increase your salary as a Biostatistician is to move to a higher paying state. However moving to a higher paying state like ID doesn’t guarantee that you will make more because the expenses at ID might be much higher than where you are currently living at right now.

According to BLS, the highest paid Biostatisticians are in the states of ID, NJ, MA, MD and CA.

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