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Occupational Employment and Wage Statistics
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Occupational Employment and Wages, May 2020

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 biostatistics, agricultural statistics, business statistics, or economic statistics. Includes mathematical and survey statisticians. Excludes "Survey Researchers" (19-3022).


National estimates for Statisticians
Industry profile for Statisticians
Geographic profile for Statisticians

National estimates for Statisticians:

Employment estimate and mean wage estimates for Statisticians:

Employment (1) Employment
RSE (3)
Mean hourly
wage
Mean annual
wage (2)
Wage RSE (3)
38,860 2.7 % $ 46.72 $ 97,170 1.1 %

Percentile wage estimates for Statisticians:

Percentile 10% 25% 50%
(Median)
75% 90%
Hourly Wage $ 25.33 $ 33.08 $ 44.36 $ 58.56 $ 72.52
Annual Wage (2) $ 52,700 $ 68,810 $ 92,270 $ 121,800 $ 150,840


Industry profile for Statisticians:

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

Industries with the highest levels of employment in Statisticians:

Industry Employment (1) Percent of industry employment Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Scientific Research and Development Services 6,190 0.82 $ 51.43 $ 106,980
Federal Executive Branch (OEWS Designation) 4,410 0.21 $ 55.42 $ 115,270
Management, Scientific, and Technical Consulting Services 3,490 0.23 $ 48.23 $ 100,310
Computer Systems Design and Related Services 2,900 0.13 $ 54.63 $ 113,630
Colleges, Universities, and Professional Schools 2,400 0.08 $ 39.21 $ 81,560

Industries with the highest concentration of employment in Statisticians:

Industry Employment (1) Percent of industry employment Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Scientific Research and Development Services 6,190 0.82 $ 51.43 $ 106,980
Pharmaceutical and Medicine Manufacturing 1,130 0.38 $ 51.85 $ 107,840
Management, Scientific, and Technical Consulting Services 3,490 0.23 $ 48.23 $ 100,310
Federal Executive Branch (OEWS Designation) 4,410 0.21 $ 55.42 $ 115,270
Insurance Carriers 1,870 0.16 $ 44.40 $ 92,360

Top paying industries for Statisticians:

Industry Employment (1) Percent of industry employment Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Semiconductor and Other Electronic Component Manufacturing (8) (8) $ 61.27 $ 127,450
Software Publishers 140 0.03 $ 55.93 $ 116,330
Merchant Wholesalers, Nondurable Goods (4242 and 4246 only) 140 0.04 $ 55.66 $ 115,780
Federal Executive Branch (OEWS Designation) 4,410 0.21 $ 55.42 $ 115,270
Computer Systems Design and Related Services 2,900 0.13 $ 54.63 $ 113,630


Geographic profile for Statisticians:

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





States with the highest employment level in Statisticians:

State Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
California 4,910 0.30 1.07 $ 53.87 $ 112,050
Maryland 3,250 1.29 4.61 $ 54.38 $ 113,100
Pennsylvania 2,720 0.49 1.77 $ 44.55 $ 92,670
Massachusetts 2,620 0.78 2.80 $ 55.86 $ 116,180
Texas 1,930 0.16 0.57 $ 41.95 $ 87,250




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

State Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
District of Columbia 1,320 1.92 6.88 $ 53.83 $ 111,970
Maryland 3,250 1.29 4.61 $ 54.38 $ 113,100
Massachusetts 2,620 0.78 2.80 $ 55.86 $ 116,180
Pennsylvania 2,720 0.49 1.77 $ 44.55 $ 92,670
Iowa 650 0.44 1.59 $ 30.57 $ 63,580




Top paying states for Statisticians:

State Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Idaho 80 0.12 0.42 $ 56.34 $ 117,190
New Jersey 980 0.26 0.92 $ 56.20 $ 116,890
Massachusetts 2,620 0.78 2.80 $ 55.86 $ 116,180
Maryland 3,250 1.29 4.61 $ 54.38 $ 113,100
California 4,910 0.30 1.07 $ 53.87 $ 112,050





Metropolitan areas with the highest employment level in Statisticians:

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 4,820 1.60 5.71 $ 54.59 $ 113,540
Boston-Cambridge-Nashua, MA-NH 2,350 0.90 3.23 $ 57.16 $ 118,900
San Francisco-Oakland-Hayward, CA 1,910 0.82 2.94 $ 61.10 $ 127,080
Philadelphia-Camden-Wilmington, PA-NJ-DE-MD 1,830 0.68 2.43 $ 50.56 $ 105,160
New York-Newark-Jersey City, NY-NJ-PA 1,720 0.19 0.70 $ 53.90 $ 112,100
Chicago-Naperville-Elgin, IL-IN-WI 1,430 0.33 1.17 $ 47.88 $ 99,590
Seattle-Tacoma-Bellevue, WA 1,200 0.61 2.20 $ 50.40 $ 104,840
Los Angeles-Long Beach-Anaheim, CA 1,040 0.18 0.64 $ 47.69 $ 99,190
Denver-Aurora-Lakewood, CO 820 0.56 2.02 $ 41.62 $ 86,580
Durham-Chapel Hill, NC 820 2.63 9.43 $ 54.25 $ 112,850




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

Metropolitan area Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Jefferson City, MO 220 3.07 11.01 (8) (8)
Durham-Chapel Hill, NC 820 2.63 9.43 $ 54.25 $ 112,850
Washington-Arlington-Alexandria, DC-VA-MD-WV 4,820 1.60 5.71 $ 54.59 $ 113,540
Salem, OR 160 0.97 3.47 $ 37.23 $ 77,430
Ann Arbor, MI 190 0.93 3.33 $ 37.42 $ 77,830
Boston-Cambridge-Nashua, MA-NH 2,350 0.90 3.23 $ 57.16 $ 118,900
San Francisco-Oakland-Hayward, CA 1,910 0.82 2.94 $ 61.10 $ 127,080
Des Moines-West Des Moines, IA 290 0.81 2.90 $ 32.94 $ 68,510
Philadelphia-Camden-Wilmington, PA-NJ-DE-MD 1,830 0.68 2.43 $ 50.56 $ 105,160
Raleigh, NC 400 0.64 2.28 $ 53.26 $ 110,780




Top paying metropolitan areas for Statisticians:

Metropolitan area Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
San Francisco-Oakland-Hayward, CA 1,910 0.82 2.94 $ 61.10 $ 127,080
San Jose-Sunnyvale-Santa Clara, CA 660 0.59 2.13 $ 58.10 $ 120,850
Boston-Cambridge-Nashua, MA-NH 2,350 0.90 3.23 $ 57.16 $ 118,900
Bridgeport-Stamford-Norwalk, CT 130 0.33 1.20 $ 55.49 $ 115,410
Trenton, NJ 110 0.48 1.73 $ 54.80 $ 113,980
Washington-Arlington-Alexandria, DC-VA-MD-WV 4,820 1.60 5.71 $ 54.59 $ 113,540
Durham-Chapel Hill, NC 820 2.63 9.43 $ 54.25 $ 112,850
Bakersfield, CA (8) (8) (8) $ 53.98 $ 112,270
New York-Newark-Jersey City, NY-NJ-PA 1,720 0.19 0.70 $ 53.90 $ 112,100
Boulder, CO 80 0.42 1.50 $ 53.34 $ 110,960

Nonmetropolitan areas with the highest employment in Statisticians:

Nonmetropolitan area Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Southeast Iowa nonmetropolitan area 50 0.22 0.80 (8) (8)
Northeast Iowa nonmetropolitan area 40 0.36 1.29 (8) (8)
Northwest Iowa nonmetropolitan area 40 0.27 0.96 (8) (8)
Southwest Montana nonmetropolitan area 30 0.23 0.84 $ 34.54 $ 71,840

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

Nonmetropolitan area Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Northeast Iowa nonmetropolitan area 40 0.36 1.29 (8) (8)
Northwest Iowa nonmetropolitan area 40 0.27 0.96 (8) (8)
Southwest Montana nonmetropolitan area 30 0.23 0.84 $ 34.54 $ 71,840
Southeast Iowa nonmetropolitan area 50 0.22 0.80 (8) (8)

Top paying nonmetropolitan areas for Statisticians:

Nonmetropolitan area Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
North Northeastern Ohio nonmetropolitan area (noncontiguous) (8) (8) (8) $ 34.81 $ 72,400
Southwest Montana nonmetropolitan area 30 0.23 0.84 $ 34.54 $ 71,840


About May 2020 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 OEWS estimates and related information:

May 2020 National Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

May 2020 State Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

May 2020 Metropolitan and Nonmetropolitan Area Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

May 2020 National Industry-Specific Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

May 2020 Occupation Profiles

Technical Notes

 

Last Modified Date: March 31, 2021