Occupational Employment and Wages, May 2016

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)
33,440 1.9 % $40.94 $85,160 1.0 %

Percentile wage estimates for this occupation:

Percentile 10% 25% 50%
(Median)
75% 90%
Hourly Wage $22.35 $29.22 $38.70 $50.20 $62.54
Annual Wage (2) $46,500 $60,770 $80,500 $104,420 $130,090


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 4,800 0.71 $44.99 $93,590
Federal Executive Branch (OES Designation) 4,330 0.21 $49.05 $102,020
Management, Scientific, and Technical Consulting Services 2,710 0.20 $40.81 $84,880
State Government (OES Designation) 2,670 0.12 $30.03 $62,460
Insurance Carriers 2,270 0.19 $38.79 $80,680

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 0.94 $50.17 $104,360
Scientific Research and Development Services 4,800 0.71 $44.99 $93,590
Pharmaceutical and Medicine Manufacturing 850 0.30 $50.20 $104,430
Federal Executive Branch (OES Designation) 4,330 0.21 $49.05 $102,020
Management, Scientific, and Technical Consulting Services 2,710 0.20 $40.81 $84,880

Top paying industries for this occupation:

Industry Employment (1) Percent of industry employment Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Nondepository Credit Intermediation 200 0.03 $56.90 $118,340
Pharmaceutical and Medicine Manufacturing 850 0.30 $50.20 $104,430
Monetary Authorities-Central Bank 170 0.94 $50.17 $104,360
Navigational, Measuring, Electromedical, and Control Instruments Manufacturing 90 0.02 $49.83 $103,650
Wholesale Electronic Markets and Agents and Brokers 80 0.01 $49.37 $102,680


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 4,120 0.26 1.08 $42.48 $88,350
Maryland 3,000 1.14 4.77 $48.70 $101,300
Massachusetts 2,640 0.76 3.21 $40.93 $85,120
Pennsylvania 2,510 0.44 1.83 $35.12 $73,040
Texas 1,590 0.14 0.57 $36.46 $75,830




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 1,430 2.03 8.53 $50.33 $104,680
Maryland 3,000 1.14 4.77 $48.70 $101,300
Massachusetts 2,640 0.76 3.21 $40.93 $85,120
Pennsylvania 2,510 0.44 1.83 $35.12 $73,040
Washington 1,040 0.34 1.43 $42.30 $87,990




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 700 0.18 0.75 $62.18 $129,320
Delaware 120 0.27 1.15 $54.09 $112,500
Connecticut 500 0.30 1.27 $52.43 $109,060
District of Columbia 1,430 2.03 8.53 $50.33 $104,680
Maine 100 0.17 0.70 $49.49 $102,940





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 3,770 1.52 6.36 $48.14 $100,120
Boston-Cambridge-Newton, MA NECTA Division 2,090 1.16 4.87 $40.28 $83,780
Sacramento--Roseville--Arden-Arcade, CA 1,090 1.20 5.02 $35.88 $74,630
New York-Jersey City-White Plains, NY-NJ Metropolitan Division 930 0.14 0.59 $46.85 $97,440
Silver Spring-Frederick-Rockville, MD Metropolitan Division 880 1.52 6.36 $53.68 $111,660
Montgomery County-Bucks County-Chester County, PA Metropolitan Division 860 0.84 3.53 $40.02 $83,250
Chicago-Naperville-Arlington Heights, IL Metropolitan Division 830 0.23 0.96 $37.78 $78,570
Los Angeles-Long Beach-Glendale, CA Metropolitan Division 810 0.19 0.81 $36.92 $76,790
Minneapolis-St. Paul-Bloomington, MN-WI 780 0.41 1.70 $39.69 $82,560
Seattle-Bellevue-Everett, WA Metropolitan Division 760 0.48 2.01 $44.71 $93,000




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 650 2.24 9.39 $50.90 $105,880
Washington-Arlington-Alexandria, DC-VA-MD-WV Metropolitan Division 3,770 1.52 6.36 $48.14 $100,120
Silver Spring-Frederick-Rockville, MD Metropolitan Division 880 1.52 6.36 $53.68 $111,660
Framingham, MA NECTA Division 220 1.28 5.39 $51.91 $107,980
Sacramento--Roseville--Arden-Arcade, CA 1,090 1.20 5.02 $35.88 $74,630
Boston-Cambridge-Newton, MA NECTA Division 2,090 1.16 4.87 $40.28 $83,780
Salem, OR 180 1.11 4.65 $31.95 $66,460
Ann Arbor, MI 220 1.05 4.41 $40.02 $83,240
Bloomington, IL 90 1.01 4.23 $38.44 $79,950
Montgomery County-Bucks County-Chester County, PA Metropolitan Division 860 0.84 3.53 $40.02 $83,250




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)
Trenton, NJ 120 0.51 2.14 $70.59 $146,840
Newark, NJ-PA Metropolitan Division 360 0.31 1.30 $61.21 $127,330
Wilmington, DE-MD-NJ Metropolitan Division 130 0.36 1.52 $54.80 $113,980
Raleigh, NC 280 0.46 1.95 $54.21 $112,750
San Diego-Carlsbad, CA 370 0.27 1.12 $54.19 $112,710
Silver Spring-Frederick-Rockville, MD Metropolitan Division 880 1.52 6.36 $53.68 $111,660
San Francisco-Redwood City-South San Francisco, CA Metropolitan Division 610 0.57 2.39 $53.38 $111,030
New Haven, CT 180 0.64 2.67 $52.76 $109,740
San Jose-Sunnyvale-Santa Clara, CA 260 0.25 1.05 $51.98 $108,130
Framingham, MA NECTA Division 220 1.28 5.39 $51.91 $107,980

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)
Southwest Montana nonmetropolitan area 30 0.24 1.02 $33.60 $69,890

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)
Southwest Montana nonmetropolitan area 30 0.24 1.02 $33.60 $69,890

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)
Southwest Montana nonmetropolitan area 30 0.24 1.02 $33.60 $69,890


About May 2016 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.

(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 2016 National Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

May 2016 State Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

May 2016 Metropolitan and Nonmetropolitan Area Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

May 2016 National Industry-Specific Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

May 2016 Occupation Profiles

Technical Notes

 

Last Modified Date: March 31, 2017