Occupational Employment and Wages, May 2012

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)
25,570 2.1 % $38.25 $79,570 1.4 %

Percentile wage estimates for this occupation:

Percentile 10% 25% 50%
(Median)
75% 90%
Hourly Wage $20.30 $26.61 $36.33 $47.76 $58.60
Annual Wage (2) $42,220 $55,360 $75,560 $99,340 $121,890


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) 4,390 0.22 $46.72 $97,170
Scientific Research and Development Services 3,540 0.56 $43.41 $90,290
Management, Scientific, and Technical Consulting Services 2,240 0.20 $36.52 $75,970
Colleges, Universities, and Professional Schools 2,120 0.07 $33.99 $70,690
State Government (OES Designation) 1,990 0.09 $24.63 $51,230

Industries with the highest concentration of employment in this occupation:

Industry Employment (1) Percent of industry employment Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Scientific Research and Development Services 3,540 0.56 $43.41 $90,290
Other Information Services 670 0.39 $47.80 $99,420
Monetary Authorities-Central Bank 50 0.29 $45.29 $94,200
Pharmaceutical and Medicine Manufacturing 630 0.23 $44.25 $92,030
Federal Executive Branch (OES Designation) 4,390 0.22 $46.72 $97,170

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 50 0.01 $61.73 $128,390
Drugs and Druggists' Sundries Merchant Wholesalers 70 0.04 $55.80 $116,070
Nondepository Credit Intermediation 30 0.01 $49.90 $103,780
Electronic Shopping and Mail-Order Houses 70 0.02 $49.35 $102,650
Other Information Services 670 0.39 $47.80 $99,420


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 3,140 1.25 6.37 $45.05 $93,700
California 3,040 0.21 1.08 $45.74 $95,150
Massachusetts 1,690 0.53 2.69 $45.21 $94,040
Pennsylvania 1,480 0.26 1.35 $32.31 $67,200
New York 1,320 0.15 0.79 $33.56 $69,800




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 1.26 6.44 $49.60 $103,160
Maryland 3,140 1.25 6.37 $45.05 $93,700
Massachusetts 1,690 0.53 2.69 $45.21 $94,040
Washington 1,190 0.43 2.19 $32.24 $67,070
Connecticut 550 0.34 1.72 $41.32 $85,950




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 560 0.15 0.75 $52.07 $108,310
District of Columbia 830 1.26 6.44 $49.60 $103,160
California 3,040 0.21 1.08 $45.74 $95,150
Massachusetts 1,690 0.53 2.69 $45.21 $94,040
Maryland 3,140 1.25 6.37 $45.05 $93,700





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 2,950 1.26 6.42 $45.20 $94,010
Boston-Cambridge-Quincy, MA NECTA Division 1,320 0.77 3.93 $45.44 $94,520
New York-White Plains-Wayne, NY-NJ Metropolitan Division 950 0.18 0.94 $34.88 $72,560
Bethesda-Rockville-Frederick, MD Metropolitan Division 870 1.55 7.90 $53.25 $110,770
Philadelphia, PA Metropolitan Division 780 0.43 2.17 $36.74 $76,410
Seattle-Bellevue-Everett, WA Metropolitan Division 700 0.49 2.52 $34.49 $71,730
San Jose-Sunnyvale-Santa Clara, CA 590 0.66 3.35 $51.37 $106,850
Minneapolis-St. Paul-Bloomington, MN-WI 570 0.33 1.66 $38.61 $80,300
Los Angeles-Long Beach-Glendale, CA Metropolitan Division 520 0.13 0.68 $38.95 $81,010
San Francisco-San Mateo-Redwood City, CA Metropolitan Division 510 0.51 2.57 $50.88 $105,830




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)
Olympia, WA 180 1.96 10.00 $29.03 $60,370
Durham-Chapel Hill, NC 430 1.57 7.97 $45.95 $95,570
Bethesda-Rockville-Frederick, MD Metropolitan Division 870 1.55 7.90 $53.25 $110,770
Washington-Arlington-Alexandria, DC-VA-MD-WV Metropolitan Division 2,950 1.26 6.42 $45.20 $94,010
Salem, OR 150 1.07 5.44 $27.23 $56,650
Boston-Cambridge-Quincy, MA NECTA Division 1,320 0.77 3.93 $45.44 $94,520
Cheyenne, WY 30 0.71 3.59 $39.68 $82,540
San Jose-Sunnyvale-Santa Clara, CA 590 0.66 3.35 $51.37 $106,850
Harrisburg-Carlisle, PA 200 0.65 3.31 $28.11 $58,470
Gainesville, FL 80 0.65 3.32 $25.69 $53,430




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)
Edison-New Brunswick, NJ Metropolitan Division 140 0.14 0.73 $59.24 $123,220
Framingham, MA NECTA Division 90 0.54 2.77 $54.41 $113,170
Bethesda-Rockville-Frederick, MD Metropolitan Division 870 1.55 7.90 $53.25 $110,770
San Jose-Sunnyvale-Santa Clara, CA 590 0.66 3.35 $51.37 $106,850
San Francisco-San Mateo-Redwood City, CA Metropolitan Division 510 0.51 2.57 $50.88 $105,830
San Diego-Carlsbad-San Marcos, CA 380 0.30 1.52 $48.42 $100,720
Wilmington, DE-MD-NJ Metropolitan Division 90 0.28 1.45 $47.18 $98,130
Oakland-Fremont-Hayward, CA Metropolitan Division 140 0.14 0.72 $46.16 $96,020
New Haven, CT 170 0.64 3.24 $45.95 $95,580
Durham-Chapel Hill, NC 430 1.57 7.97 $45.95 $95,570

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)
West Central Wisconsin nonmetropolitan area 30 0.20 1.03 $30.64 $63,730
Southwestern Montana nonmetropolitan area 30 0.29 1.47 $28.57 $59,430

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 30 0.29 1.47 $28.57 $59,430
West Central Wisconsin nonmetropolitan area 30 0.20 1.03 $30.64 $63,730

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)
West Central Wisconsin nonmetropolitan area 30 0.20 1.03 $30.64 $63,730
Southwestern Montana nonmetropolitan area 30 0.29 1.47 $28.57 $59,430


About May 2012 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.

(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 2012 National Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

May 2012 State Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

May 2012 Metropolitan and Nonmetropolitan Area Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

May 2012 National Industry-Specific Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

May 2012 Occupation Profiles

Technical Notes

 

Last Modified Date: March 29, 2013