Occupational Employment and Wages, May 2010

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)
22,830 2.4 % $36.57 $76,070 0.9 %

Percentile wage estimates for this occupation:

Percentile 10% 25% 50%
(Median)
75% 90%
Hourly Wage $18.80 $24.82 $35.02 $46.79 $57.26
Annual Wage (2) $39,090 $51,630 $72,830 $97,330 $119,100


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)
Federal Executive Branch (OES Designation) 4,480 0.22 $45.40 $94,420
Scientific Research and Development Services 3,090 0.50 $41.22 $85,730
State Government (OES Designation) 1,890 0.08 $22.79 $47,410
Colleges, Universities, and Professional Schools 1,700 0.06 $33.25 $69,160
Insurance Carriers 1,480 0.13 $33.37 $69,420

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 170 0.87 $43.52 $90,520
Scientific Research and Development Services 3,090 0.50 $41.22 $85,730
Pharmaceutical and Medicine Manufacturing 1,130 0.40 $43.17 $89,800
Federal Executive Branch (OES Designation) 4,480 0.22 $45.40 $94,420
Management, Scientific, and Technical Consulting Services 1,360 0.14 $35.20 $73,210

Top paying industries for this occupation:

Industry Employment (1) Percent of industry employment Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Securities and Commodity Contracts Intermediation and Brokerage 40 0.01 $58.76 $122,230
Medical Equipment and Supplies Manufacturing 70 0.02 $46.51 $96,740
Federal Executive Branch (OES Designation) 4,480 0.22 $45.40 $94,420
Educational Support Services 90 0.07 $44.59 $92,750
Monetary Authorities-Central Bank 170 0.87 $43.52 $90,520


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)
Maryland 2,960 1.20 6.68 $44.49 $92,540
California 2,480 0.18 0.99 $42.03 $87,410
New York 1,140 0.14 0.76 $32.90 $68,440
Pennsylvania 1,120 0.20 1.13 $34.83 $72,440
Texas 1,110 0.11 0.61 $30.93 $64,340




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 830 1.29 7.20 $50.09 $104,180
Maryland 2,960 1.20 6.68 $44.49 $92,540
Arkansas 870 0.76 4.25 $20.20 $42,020
Massachusetts 1,080 0.35 1.93 $44.71 $92,990
Oregon 500 0.32 1.77 $29.97 $62,330




Top paying States for this occupation:

State Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
District of Columbia 830 1.29 7.20 $50.09 $104,180
West Virginia 50 0.08 0.42 $49.41 $102,780
Massachusetts 1,080 0.35 1.93 $44.71 $92,990
Maryland 2,960 1.20 6.68 $44.49 $92,540
North Carolina 1,000 0.26 1.47 $42.98 $89,400

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 3,050 1.33 7.40 $44.28 $92,100
Boston-Cambridge-Quincy, MA NECTA Division 890 0.54 2.99 $44.95 $93,500
New York-White Plains-Wayne, NY-NJ Metropolitan Division 810 0.16 0.90 $33.79 $70,270
Bethesda-Frederick-Gaithersburg, MD Metropolitan Division 790 1.42 7.93 $51.84 $107,830
Houston-Sugar Land-Baytown, TX 590 0.24 1.31 $27.72 $57,660
Philadelphia, PA Metropolitan Division 570 0.32 1.77 $42.28 $87,930
Durham, NC 560 2.08 11.57 $43.77 $91,050
San Francisco-San Mateo-Redwood City, CA Metropolitan Division 490 0.52 2.90 $50.35 $104,730
Los Angeles-Long Beach-Glendale, CA Metropolitan Division 470 0.12 0.69 $36.83 $76,610
San Jose-Sunnyvale-Santa Clara, CA 430 0.50 2.80 $39.60 $82,370




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)
Jefferson City, MO 220 3.09 17.20 $21.45 $44,610
Durham, NC 560 2.08 11.57 $43.77 $91,050
Bethesda-Frederick-Gaithersburg, MD Metropolitan Division 790 1.42 7.93 $51.84 $107,830
Washington-Arlington-Alexandria, DC-VA-MD-WV Metropolitan Division 3,050 1.33 7.40 $44.28 $92,100
Salem, OR 160 1.09 6.07 $25.73 $53,520
Montgomery, AL 120 0.74 4.14 $24.74 $51,460
Bismarck, ND 40 0.67 3.74 $33.17 $68,990
Framingham, MA NECTA Division 90 0.61 3.40 $46.28 $96,260
Ann Arbor, MI 110 0.61 3.38 $36.61 $76,150
Olympia, WA 50 0.59 3.26 $34.25 $71,230




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)
Bethesda-Frederick-Gaithersburg, MD Metropolitan Division 790 1.42 7.93 $51.84 $107,830
San Francisco-San Mateo-Redwood City, CA Metropolitan Division 490 0.52 2.90 $50.35 $104,730
Framingham, MA NECTA Division 90 0.61 3.40 $46.28 $96,260
Kalamazoo-Portage, MI 40 0.31 1.75 $46.09 $95,870
New Haven, CT 90 0.34 1.88 $45.35 $94,330
Albuquerque, NM 30 0.09 0.48 $45.00 $93,590
Boston-Cambridge-Quincy, MA NECTA Division 890 0.54 2.99 $44.95 $93,500
Oakland-Fremont-Hayward, CA Metropolitan Division 270 0.29 1.60 $44.54 $92,640
Washington-Arlington-Alexandria, DC-VA-MD-WV Metropolitan Division 3,050 1.33 7.40 $44.28 $92,100
San Diego-Carlsbad-San Marcos, CA 190 0.16 0.86 $43.95 $91,410

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)
Southwestern Montana nonmetropolitan area 60 0.51 2.83 $26.62 $55,370

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)
Southwestern Montana nonmetropolitan area 60 0.51 2.83 $26.62 $55,370

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)
Northwestern Oklahoma nonmetropolitan area (8) (8) (8) $37.24 $77,460
Southwestern Montana nonmetropolitan area 60 0.51 2.83 $26.62 $55,370


About May 2010 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 mean 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 2010 National Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

May 2010 State Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

May 2010 Metropolitan and Nonmetropolitan Area Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

May 2010 National Industry-Specific Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

List of Occupations in SOC Code Number Order

List of Occupations in Alphabetical Order

Download May 2010 Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates in Zipped XLS files

Technical Notes

 

Last Modified Date: May 17, 2011