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Become A Survey Statistician

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Working As A Survey Statistician

  • Analyzing Data or Information
  • Interacting With Computers
  • Processing Information
  • Communicating with Supervisors, Peers, or Subordinates
  • Interpreting the Meaning of Information for Others
  • Mostly Sitting

  • $99,290

    Average Salary

What Does A Survey Statistician Do At Westat

* Developing sample designs (determining stratification and allocation to strata; determine sample size based on differences and power and determine optimal clustering; and select sample).
* Selecting and/or constructing appropriate sample frame and developing and documenting weighting plan which includes non-response adjustment and bench-marking.
* Developing and conducting imputation for item nonresponse and estimating sampling errors using appropriate software.
* Writing specifications for programmers; and preparing reports on sample design, weighting procedures and other methodological issues.
* Demonstrated experience meeting with clients and conveying complex statistical concepts

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How To Become A Survey Statistician

Statisticians typically need at least a master’s degree in statistics, mathematics, or another quantitative field. However, a bachelor’s degree is sufficient for some entry-level jobs. Research and academic jobs generally require a Ph.D.

Education

Statisticians typically need at least a master’s degree, although some entry-level jobs are available for those with a bachelor’s degree. Most statisticians have degrees in mathematics, economics, computer science, or another quantitative field. A bachelor’s degree in statistics typically includes courses in linear algebra, calculus, experimental design, survey methodology, probability, and statistical theory.

Many colleges and universities advise students to take courses in a related field, such as computer science, engineering, physics, or mathematics. These courses can help prepare students to work in a variety of industries. Coursework in engineering or physical science, for example, may be useful for statisticians working in manufacturing on quality or productivity improvement. A background in biology, chemistry, or health sciences is useful for work testing pharmaceutical or agricultural products.

Because statisticians often work with data analysis software, computer programming courses may be particularly beneficial for students.

Important Qualities

Analytical skills. Statisticians use statistical techniques and models to analyze large amounts of data. They must determine the appropriate software packages and understand computer programming languages to design and develop new techniques and models. They must also be precise and accurate in their analyses.

Communication skills. Statisticians often work with, and propose solutions to, people who do not have extensive knowledge of mathematics or statistics. They must be able to present statistical information and ideas so that others will understand.

Math skills. Statisticians use statistics, calculus, and linear algebra to develop their models and analyses.

Problem-solving skills. Statisticians must develop techniques to overcome problems in data collection and analysis, such as high nonresponse rates, so that they can draw meaningful conclusions.

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Survey Statistician Demographics

Gender

  • Male

    52.6%
  • Female

    45.3%
  • Unknown

    2.1%

Ethnicity

  • White

    76.5%
  • Hispanic or Latino

    12.1%
  • Asian

    9.5%
  • Black or African American

    1.3%
  • Unknown

    0.6%
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Languages Spoken

  • Spanish

    77.8%
  • German

    11.1%
  • Malayalam

    11.1%

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Real Survey Statistician Salaries

Job Title Company Location Start Date Salary
Survey Statistician Westat Rockville, MD Jun 05, 2013 $94,016
Survey Statistician III NORC Chicago, IL Feb 02, 2016 $93,966 -
$103,561
Survey Statistician III NORC Bethesda, MD Jul 20, 2011 $92,509 -
$102,509
Survey Statistician III NORC Chicago, IL May 10, 2015 $92,343 -
$112,343
Survey Statistician Westat Rockville, MD Jun 05, 2012 $89,315
Survey Statistician Westat Rockville, MD Jun 05, 2011 $84,802
Survey Statistician/Epidemiologist I National Foundation for Centers for Disease Control & Prevention, Inc. Atlanta, GA Dec 01, 2014 $82,840
International Survey Sampling Statistician ICF MacRo, Inc. Rockville, MD Aug 30, 2014 $82,014
Survey Statistician II NORC Chicago, IL Mar 17, 2011 $76,368 -
$86,739
Survey Statistician II NORC Chicago, IL Dec 01, 2013 $76,175 -
$93,820
Survey Statistician II National Opinion Research Center Chicago, IL Dec 01, 2013 $76,175 -
$93,820
Research Analyst/Survey Statistician Fors Marsh Group LLC Arlington, VA Aug 28, 2015 $73,000
Survey Statistician II NORC Chicago, IL Oct 01, 2014 $71,022 -
$118,335
Survey Statistician Leidos Engineering LLC Atlanta, GA Dec 23, 2013 $70,000
Survey Statistician Leidos, Inc. Atlanta, GA Dec 23, 2013 $70,000
Survey Statistician II NORC Chicago, IL Feb 02, 2013 $68,600 -
$114,300
Survey Statistician II NORC Chicago, IL Apr 28, 2012 $68,600 -
$114,300
Survey Statistician II NORC Bethesda, MD Mar 05, 2012 $68,600 -
$114,300
Survey Sampling Statistician Westat Rockville, MD Nov 09, 2016 $66,414
Survey Statistician I NORC Bethesda, MD Feb 23, 2012 $66,000 -
$96,900
Survey Statistician I NORC Chicago, IL Sep 17, 2012 $64,700 -
$96,900
Survey Statistician II National Opinion Research Center Chicago, IL Oct 12, 2009 $62,000 -
$70,000
Survey Statistician I National Opinion Research Center Chicago, IL Jan 10, 2011 $61,667 -
$63,000
Survey Statistician I National Opinion Research Center Chicago, IL Dec 14, 2010 $61,667 -
$63,000
Survey Statistician National Opinion Research Center Chicago, IL Feb 02, 2010 $61,651 -
$81,651
Survey Statistician I NORC Bethesda, MD Jul 15, 2012 $58,100 -
$96,900
Survey Statistician I NORC Chicago, IL Sep 17, 2012 $58,100 -
$96,900

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Top Skills for A Survey Statistician

DataCollectionOperationRegionalOfficeStatisticalAnalysisHighResponseRatesSurveyDataSASIncomeInterviewSurveyACSCurrentPopulationManagementTrainingMaterialsAnnualSurveySurveyDesignInternetCustomerServiceLanguageAmericanCommunityDataAnalysisEnsureDataQualitySipp

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Top Survey Statistician Skills

  1. Data Collection Operation
  2. Regional Office
  3. Statistical Analysis
You can check out examples of real life uses of top skills on resumes here:
  • Direct liaison to headquarters officials in Washington, DC, 11 regional offices, and the NCHS.
  • Utilized project management principles and statistical analysis to mitigate expense and increase efficiency.
  • Supervised statistical survey data collection for multiple programs simultaneously.
  • Create automated reports or other programming and analytic processes through SAS geared toward improving the Foreign Trade statistics programs and data.
  • Managed surveys on income, employment, and crime victimization.

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