Occupational Employment and Wages, May 2015

15-2041 Statisticians

Develop or apply mathematical or statistical theory and methods to collect, organize, interpret, and summarize numerical data to provide usable information. May specialize in fields such as bio-statistics, agricultural statistics, business statistics, or economic statistics. Includes mathematical and survey statisticians. Excludes "Survey Researchers" (19-3022).


National estimates for this occupation
Industry profile for this occupation
Geographic profile for this occupation

National estimates for this occupation: Top

Employment estimate and mean wage estimates for this occupation:

Employment (1) Employment
RSE (3)
Mean hourly
wage
Mean annual
wage (2)
Wage RSE (3)
29,870 1.9 % $40.60 $84,440 1.2 %

Percentile wage estimates for this occupation:

Percentile 10% 25% 50%
(Median)
75% 90%
Hourly Wage $21.59 $28.73 $38.51 $50.19 $62.80
Annual Wage (2) $44,900 $59,750 $80,110 $104,390 $130,630


Industry profile for this occupation: Top

Industries with the highest published employment and wages for this occupation are provided. For a list of all industries with employment in this occupation, see the Create Customized Tables function.

Industries with the highest levels of employment in this occupation:

Industry Employment (1) Percent of industry employment Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Scientific Research and Development Services 4,690 0.72 $45.58 $94,820
Federal Executive Branch (OES Designation) 4,250 0.21 $48.54 $100,960
State Government (OES Designation) 2,660 0.12 $29.18 $60,690
Management, Scientific, and Technical Consulting Services 2,210 0.18 $39.21 $81,550
Colleges, Universities, and Professional Schools 2,140 0.07 $34.92 $72,630

Industries with the highest concentration of employment in this occupation:

Industry Employment (1) Percent of industry employment Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Monetary Authorities-Central Bank 210 1.23 $51.40 $106,900
Scientific Research and Development Services 4,690 0.72 $45.58 $94,820
Pharmaceutical and Medicine Manufacturing 660 0.24 $45.55 $94,740
Other Information Services 540 0.23 (8) (8)
Federal Executive Branch (OES Designation) 4,250 0.21 $48.54 $100,960

Top paying industries for this occupation:

Industry Employment (1) Percent of industry employment Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Wholesale Electronic Markets and Agents and Brokers 60 0.01 $52.99 $110,220
Monetary Authorities-Central Bank 210 1.23 $51.40 $106,900
Nondepository Credit Intermediation 200 0.03 $48.65 $101,200
Federal Executive Branch (OES Designation) 4,250 0.21 $48.54 $100,960
Navigational, Measuring, Electromedical, and Control Instruments Manufacturing 80 0.02 $48.52 $100,920


Geographic profile for this occupation: Top

States and areas with the highest published employment, location quotients, and wages for this occupation are provided. For a list of all areas with employment in this occupation, see the Create Customized Tables function.




States with the highest employment level in this occupation:

State Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
California 3,820 0.25 1.14 $44.79 $93,160
Maryland 3,090 1.19 5.49 $47.09 $97,940
Massachusetts 2,530 0.75 3.45 $40.14 $83,490
Pennsylvania 2,290 0.40 1.85 $36.91 $76,780
Texas 1,390 0.12 0.55 $37.38 $77,740



States with the highest concentration of jobs and location quotients in this occupation:

State Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
District of Columbia 1,280 1.90 8.76 $51.44 $107,000
Maryland 3,090 1.19 5.49 $47.09 $97,940
Massachusetts 2,530 0.75 3.45 $40.14 $83,490
Pennsylvania 2,290 0.40 1.85 $36.91 $76,780
Washington 970 0.33 1.50 $42.29 $87,960



Top paying States for this occupation:

State Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
New Jersey 540 0.14 0.64 $51.67 $107,480
District of Columbia 1,280 1.90 8.76 $51.44 $107,000
Connecticut 410 0.25 1.14 $51.24 $106,580
Delaware 130 0.30 1.40 $49.97 $103,940
North Carolina 1,040 0.25 1.16 $47.59 $99,000




Metropolitan areas with the highest employment level in this occupation:

Metropolitan area Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Washington-Arlington-Alexandria, DC-VA-MD-WV Metropolitan Division 3,480 1.44 6.65 $48.30 $100,460
Boston-Cambridge-Newton, MA NECTA Division 2,030 1.15 5.32 $39.51 $82,170
Sacramento--Roseville--Arden-Arcade, CA 1,080 1.23 5.69 $35.23 $73,280
New York-Jersey City-White Plains, NY-NJ Metropolitan Division 1,040 0.16 0.74 $40.48 $84,200
Silver Spring-Frederick-Rockville, MD Metropolitan Division 960 1.68 7.75 $50.32 $104,670
Seattle-Bellevue-Everett, WA Metropolitan Division 700 0.46 2.11 $44.43 $92,410
Montgomery County-Bucks County-Chester County, PA Metropolitan Division 680 0.68 3.13 $47.10 $97,970
Los Angeles-Long Beach-Glendale, CA Metropolitan Division 660 0.16 0.75 $40.09 $83,390
Durham-Chapel Hill, NC 560 1.96 9.06 $49.29 $102,520
Minneapolis-St. Paul-Bloomington, MN-WI 550 0.30 1.36 $38.40 $79,870



Metropolitan areas with the highest concentration of jobs and location quotients in this occupation:

Metropolitan area Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Durham-Chapel Hill, NC 560 1.96 9.06 $49.29 $102,520
Silver Spring-Frederick-Rockville, MD Metropolitan Division 960 1.68 7.75 $50.32 $104,670
Washington-Arlington-Alexandria, DC-VA-MD-WV Metropolitan Division 3,480 1.44 6.65 $48.30 $100,460
Sacramento--Roseville--Arden-Arcade, CA 1,080 1.23 5.69 $35.23 $73,280
Framingham, MA NECTA Division 210 1.21 5.57 $51.52 $107,150
Boston-Cambridge-Newton, MA NECTA Division 2,030 1.15 5.32 $39.51 $82,170
Harrisburg-Carlisle, PA 280 0.89 4.11 $31.12 $64,720
Montgomery County-Bucks County-Chester County, PA Metropolitan Division 680 0.68 3.13 $47.10 $97,970
Philadelphia, PA Metropolitan Division 550 0.63 2.90 $37.78 $78,590
Ann Arbor, MI 130 0.62 2.86 $42.63 $88,670



Top paying metropolitan areas for this occupation:

Metropolitan area Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
San Jose-Sunnyvale-Santa Clara, CA 320 0.32 1.46 $66.79 $138,910
San Francisco-Redwood City-South San Francisco, CA Metropolitan Division 550 0.54 2.51 $57.43 $119,460
Newark, NJ-PA Metropolitan Division 260 0.23 1.05 $54.45 $113,250
Raleigh, NC 210 0.37 1.71 $53.67 $111,620
Trenton, NJ 70 0.32 1.48 $52.81 $109,850
San Diego-Carlsbad, CA 270 0.20 0.92 $52.54 $109,290
New Haven, CT 170 0.60 2.77 $51.80 $107,750
Framingham, MA NECTA Division 210 1.21 5.57 $51.52 $107,150
Wilmington, DE-MD-NJ Metropolitan Division 130 0.39 1.78 $51.13 $106,340
Kalamazoo-Portage, MI 60 0.45 2.08 $50.40 $104,830

Nonmetropolitan areas with the highest employment in this occupation:

Nonmetropolitan area Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Southern Indiana nonmetropolitan area 30 0.17 0.78 $32.56 $67,720

Nonmetropolitan areas with the highest concentration of jobs and location quotients in this occupation:

Nonmetropolitan area Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Southern Indiana nonmetropolitan area 30 0.17 0.78 $32.56 $67,720

Top paying nonmetropolitan areas for this occupation:

Nonmetropolitan area Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Southern Indiana nonmetropolitan area 30 0.17 0.78 $32.56 $67,720


About May 2015 National, State, Metropolitan, and Nonmetropolitan Area Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

These estimates are calculated with data collected from employers in all industry sectors, all metropolitan and nonmetropolitan areas, and all states and the District of Columbia. The top employment and wage figures are provided above. The complete list is available in the downloadable XLS files.

The percentile wage estimate is the value of a wage below which a certain percent of workers fall. The median wage is the 50th percentile wage estimate--50 percent of workers earn less than the median and 50 percent of workers earn more than the median. More about percentile wages.


(1) Estimates for detailed occupations do not sum to the totals because the totals include occupations not shown separately. Estimates do not include self-employed workers.

(2) Annual wages have been calculated by multiplying the hourly mean wage by a "year-round, full-time" hours figure of 2,080 hours; for those occupations where there is not an hourly wage published, the annual wage has been directly calculated from the reported survey data.

(3) The relative standard error (RSE) is a measure of the reliability of a survey statistic. The smaller the relative standard error, the more precise the estimate.

(8) Estimate not released.

(9) The location quotient is the ratio of the area concentration of occupational employment to the national average concentration. A location quotient greater than one indicates the occupation has a higher share of employment than average, and a location quotient less than one indicates the occupation is less prevalent in the area than average.


Other OES estimates and related information:

May 2015 National Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

May 2015 State Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

May 2015 Metropolitan and Nonmetropolitan Area Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

May 2015 National Industry-Specific Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

May 2015 Occupation Profiles

Technical Notes

 

Last Modified Date: March 30, 2016