Salary and Outlook
According to the US Department of Labor, there are 8,500 people employed as statistical assistants in
the United States.
The median annual salary is $48,160.
Entry level employees earn approximately $34,650 per year and senior employees earn approximately $79,390
Estimates do not include other potential benefits such as health insurance, overtime pay, or retirement benefits that may be offered by employers.
- Compute and analyze data, using statistical formulas and computers or calculators.
- Check source data to verify completeness and accuracy.
- Enter data into computers for use in analyses or reports.
- Compile reports, charts, or graphs that describe and interpret findings of analyses.
- Participate in the publication of data or information.
- File data and related information, and maintain and update databases.
- Organize paperwork, such as survey forms or reports, for distribution or analysis.
- Code data prior to computer entry, using lists of codes.
- Compile statistics from source materials, such as production or sales records, quality-control or test records, time sheets, or survey sheets.
- Interview people and keep track of their responses.
- Check survey responses for errors, such as the use of pens instead of pencils, and set aside response forms that cannot be used.
- Select statistical tests for analyzing data.
- Discuss data presentation requirements with clients.
- Send out surveys.