Occupational Employment and Wages, May 2014

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)
26,970 2.3 % $40.39 $84,010 1.3 %

Percentile wage estimates for this occupation:

Percentile 10% 25% 50%
(Median)
75% 90%
Hourly Wage $21.08 $28.14 $38.46 $50.44 $62.42
Annual Wage (2) $43,840 $58,540 $79,990 $104,910 $129,830


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) 4,190 0.21 $48.30 $100,460
Scientific Research and Development Services 4,100 0.65 $45.74 $95,140
Management, Scientific, and Technical Consulting Services 2,030 0.17 $36.83 $76,610
Colleges, Universities, and Professional Schools 2,020 0.07 $34.50 $71,750
State Government (OES Designation) 1,830 0.08 $25.71 $53,470

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 $50.63 $105,320
Scientific Research and Development Services 4,100 0.65 $45.74 $95,140
Pharmaceutical and Medicine Manufacturing 670 0.25 $44.74 $93,050
Federal Executive Branch (OES Designation) 4,190 0.21 $48.30 $100,460
Management, Scientific, and Technical Consulting Services 2,030 0.17 $36.83 $76,610

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 50 0.01 $56.97 $118,490
Other Information Services (8) (8) $55.01 $114,420
Drugs and Druggists' Sundries Merchant Wholesalers 140 0.07 $52.00 $108,160
Semiconductor and Other Electronic Component Manufacturing 50 0.01 $50.92 $105,900
Navigational, Measuring, Electromedical, and Control Instruments Manufacturing 60 0.01 $50.74 $105,540


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 2,910 1.14 5.70 $47.31 $98,400
California 2,680 0.18 0.89 $49.80 $103,590
Massachusetts 2,310 0.70 3.49 $41.80 $86,940
Pennsylvania 1,990 0.35 1.77 $37.25 $77,480
New York 1,280 0.15 0.73 $37.31 $77,600



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 1,200 1.77 8.88 $49.98 $103,960
Maryland 2,910 1.14 5.70 $47.31 $98,400
Massachusetts 2,310 0.70 3.49 $41.80 $86,940
Washington 1,010 0.35 1.74 $39.32 $81,790
Pennsylvania 1,990 0.35 1.77 $37.25 $77,480



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 0.69 $53.08 $110,410
District of Columbia 1,200 1.77 8.88 $49.98 $103,960
California 2,680 0.18 0.89 $49.80 $103,590
Maryland 2,910 1.14 5.70 $47.31 $98,400
North Carolina 950 0.24 1.18 $46.56 $96,840




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 3,340 1.40 7.03 $47.03 $97,830
Boston-Cambridge-Quincy, MA NECTA Division 1,780 0.99 4.96 $41.18 $85,660
Philadelphia, PA Metropolitan Division 1,150 0.62 3.09 $43.26 $89,990
New York-White Plains-Wayne, NY-NJ Metropolitan Division 1,130 0.21 1.05 $38.22 $79,490
Bethesda-Rockville-Frederick, MD Metropolitan Division 830 1.47 7.38 $52.54 $109,280
Seattle-Bellevue-Everett, WA Metropolitan Division 700 0.47 2.34 $41.44 $86,200
Los Angeles-Long Beach-Glendale, CA Metropolitan Division 570 0.14 0.71 $41.16 $85,610
San Francisco-San Mateo-Redwood City, CA Metropolitan Division 530 0.49 2.46 $59.42 $123,600
Durham-Chapel Hill, NC 530 1.85 9.27 $47.75 $99,320
Minneapolis-St. Paul-Bloomington, MN-WI 490 0.27 1.33 $36.09 $75,070



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 530 1.85 9.27 $47.75 $99,320
Bethesda-Rockville-Frederick, MD Metropolitan Division 830 1.47 7.38 $52.54 $109,280
Washington-Arlington-Alexandria, DC-VA-MD-WV Metropolitan Division 3,340 1.40 7.03 $47.03 $97,830
Framingham, MA NECTA Division 190 1.19 5.96 $51.05 $106,190
Boston-Cambridge-Quincy, MA NECTA Division 1,780 0.99 4.96 $41.18 $85,660
Harrisburg-Carlisle, PA 230 0.73 3.68 $30.16 $62,730
Bismarck, ND 50 0.68 3.43 $28.94 $60,190
Ann Arbor, MI 140 0.66 3.32 $40.40 $84,030
Montgomery, AL 100 0.64 3.21 $23.03 $47,900
Philadelphia, PA Metropolitan Division 1,150 0.62 3.09 $43.26 $89,990



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 (8) (8) (8) $72.30 $150,390
Edison-New Brunswick, NJ Metropolitan Division 160 0.16 0.82 $61.43 $127,780
San Francisco-San Mateo-Redwood City, CA Metropolitan Division 530 0.49 2.46 $59.42 $123,600
Newark-Union, NJ-PA Metropolitan Division 170 0.18 0.91 $56.10 $116,680
Bethesda-Rockville-Frederick, MD Metropolitan Division 830 1.47 7.38 $52.54 $109,280
Oakland-Fremont-Hayward, CA Metropolitan Division 100 0.10 0.48 $52.28 $108,750
Framingham, MA NECTA Division 190 1.19 5.96 $51.05 $106,190
Lake County-Kenosha County, IL-WI Metropolitan Division 90 0.22 1.10 $50.58 $105,200
San Diego-Carlsbad-San Marcos, CA 240 0.18 0.92 $50.10 $104,200
Raleigh-Cary, NC 220 0.40 1.99 $49.95 $103,900


About May 2014 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 2014 National Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

May 2014 State Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

May 2014 Metropolitan and Nonmetropolitan Area Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

May 2014 National Industry-Specific Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

May 2014 Occupation Profiles

Technical Notes

 

Last Modified Date: March 25, 2015