Graduate Placements

The Department of Statistical Science places a very high emphasis on career and professional development. We offer in-house assistance with resume writing, interviewing, communication, and presentation skills through our ProSeminar class and additional workshops. Additionally, potential employers and alumni visit the department to offer information sessions, networking opportunities, and recruitment activities for MSS students. The department hosts numerous career events throughout the Fall and Spring semester, including MSS and MIDS Joint Career Event, Alumni Day, and the MS and Ph.D. The Graduate Career Fair (hosted by the Duke Career Center). 

We support broad engagement with the campus community through data dialogues, invited industry discussions, DataFest competition, and other projects to allow our students to explore the world of statistics and data science and understand the challenges of translating data into application. 

Our students can follow diverse career paths, including Research/Ph.D. opportunities at renowned universities or working with industry, government, or non-government organizations in various job roles. 

Class of 2022 Placements

Compensations (excluding stock options):

  • Average Base Salary: $112,538
  • Median Base Salary: $110,000
  • Range of Base Salaries: $76,000 to $175,000
  • Average Sign-On Bonus: $15,000

Industry Type

Financial and Technology are most common industry

Type of Job Positions

Data Scientist most frequent job position
  • Carnegie Mellon University, Information Systems
  • Columbia University, Statistics
  • Duke University, Biostatistics and Bioinformatics
  • Duke University, Computer Science
  • Duke University, Statistical Science
  • Florida State University, Statistics
  • Harvard, Biostatistics
  • Iowa State University, Statistics
  • National University of Singapore, Statistics
  • Rice University, Statistics Department
  • Stanford University, Geological Science
  • University of California, Berkeley, Finance
  • University of California, Los Angeles, Statistics
  • University of California, Santa Cruz, Statistics
  • University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign, Industrial Engineering
  • University of Michigan, Statistics
  • University of North Carolina, Biostatistics
  • University of Pittsburgh, Statistics
  • University of Rochester, Biostatistics
  • University of Toronto, Statistics
  • University of Washington, Information Science
  • University of Wisconsin, Economics
  • University of Wisconsin - Madison, Statistics
  • Virginia Tech University, Statistics
  • Wirtschaftsunivertität Wien, Vienna, Statistics/Mathematics
  • 2nd Order Solutions
  • Accenture
  • Alibaba, Hangzhou, China
  • Amazon
  • Autodesk
  • Bain & Company
  • Bloomberg
  • Booz Allen Hamilton
  • Boston Consulting Group
  • ByteDance
  • Capital One
  • Citibank, Shanghai, China
  • Didi
  • Dish Network
  • Dell Technologies
  • eHealth
  • Environmental Protection Agency
  • Envision Digital, Singapore
  • ESPN
  • Federal Reserve Bank of Atlanta
  • Geometric Data Analysis
  • Hortifrut
  • Huatai Securities Company
  • Huawei, Beijing, China
  • IBM
  • IMC
  • Indeed
  • InfiniaML
  • Liberty Mutual Insurance
  • Lockerdome
  • Lubrizol
  • McKinsey and Company
  • Meituan
  • Meta
  • Morgan Stanley
  • New York Yankees
  • Oracle
  • Palo Alto Networks
  • Partners Group
  • Paypal
  • Point 72
  • Proofpoint
  • Quaera Insights
  • Rakuten, Tokyo, Japan
  • RTI
  • SAP Labs
  • Survey Monkey
  • Taikang Life Insurance Co., Ltd. 
  • Thumbtack
  • Travelers Insurance
  • Twitter
  • Voya Financial
  • Warner Bros
  • Wayfair
  • Wells Fargo