Salary Survey of Biostatistics and Other Biomedical Statistics Departments
The data in tables 1 and 2 were revised January 19, 2010. There were errors in some of the original data resulting in inflated salaries. These have been corrected. Major changes to the tables occurred primarily for the third quartile and where there were small samples (such as for new assistant professors).
Below are results from the fall 2009 Salary Survey of Biostatistics and Other Biomedical Statistics Departments and Units conducted by the ASA. All salary figures are for a 12-month period. As in the past, previous salary survey data have been included for comparative purposes. The estimates are based on responses from 30 departments, plus a few individuals who responded to the survey. Questions regarding the tabulations should be addressed to Keith Crank, ASA research and graduate education manager, at firstname.lastname@example.org. If you would like your biostatistical unit to participate in future surveys, also contact Crank.
Beginning with the 2009 survey, gender data were collected along with the salary information. Table 2 provides quartiles for the groups in Table 1, separated by gender. (Note: There were insufficient data to separate starting assistant professors by gender. Also, the counts in Table 2 are smaller than the corresponding counts in Table 1, because some respondents did not provide gender information.)
In 2009, we continued to collect data on nonfaculty academic statisticians and biostatisticians. Table 3 provides information about the salaries for full-time, nonfaculty, academic biostatisticians. (There were not enough responses for nonfaculty, academic statisticians to provide summary statistics.) Quartiles are provided for categories that have nine or more respondents. The 90th percentile is provided for any category that has 19 or more respondents. All percentiles are rounded to the nearest $100. (The information for three people with master’s degrees did not include years since highest degree. They are included in the row marked “All.”)
Table 1—2009–2010 Salaries of Biostatistics Faculty with Previous Years for Comparison
Table 2—2009–2010 Salaries of Biostatistics Faculty, by Gender
Table 3—2009 Salaries of Nonfaculty Academic Biostatisticians