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Occupational Employment Statistics
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Occupational Employment and Wages, May 2018

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)
39,920 2.0 % $44.52 $92,600 0.7 %

Percentile wage estimates for this occupation:

Percentile 10% 25% 50%
(Median)
75% 90%
Hourly Wage $25.48 $32.43 $42.20 $54.65 $67.00
Annual Wage (2) $53,000 $67,440 $87,780 $113,670 $139,350


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 6,000 0.89 $48.39 $100,660
Federal Executive Branch (OES Designation) 4,330 0.22 $52.07 $108,310
Management, Scientific, and Technical Consulting Services 3,210 0.22 $46.12 $95,920
General Medical and Surgical Hospitals 2,950 0.05 $39.94 $83,080
State Government, excluding schools and hospitals (OES Designation) 2,670 0.12 $31.74 $66,020

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 6,000 0.89 $48.39 $100,660
Monetary Authorities-Central Bank 160 0.89 $53.02 $110,290
Pharmaceutical and Medicine Manufacturing 1,170 0.40 $54.22 $112,770
Federal Executive Branch (OES Designation) 4,330 0.22 $52.07 $108,310
Management, Scientific, and Technical Consulting Services 3,210 0.22 $46.12 $95,920

Top paying industries for this occupation:

Industry Employment (1) Percent of industry employment Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Semiconductor and Other Electronic Component Manufacturing 60 0.02 $58.90 $122,510
Nondepository Credit Intermediation 330 0.05 $55.79 $116,050
Data Processing, Hosting, and Related Services 460 0.14 $54.98 $114,350
Pharmaceutical and Medicine Manufacturing 1,170 0.40 $54.22 $112,770
Monetary Authorities-Central Bank 160 0.89 $53.02 $110,290


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 5,650 0.33 1.20 $48.01 $99,860
Pennsylvania 3,710 0.63 2.30 $40.95 $85,180
Massachusetts 3,090 0.87 3.14 $52.25 $108,670
Maryland 2,950 1.10 3.98 $51.63 $107,400
Texas 1,860 0.15 0.56 $40.84 $84,940




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 1,240 1.74 6.32 $50.15 $104,310
Maryland 2,950 1.10 3.98 $51.63 $107,400
Massachusetts 3,090 0.87 3.14 $52.25 $108,670
Pennsylvania 3,710 0.63 2.30 $40.95 $85,180
Colorado 1,080 0.41 1.50 $40.57 $84,380




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 1,230 0.30 1.10 $55.81 $116,090
Idaho 70 0.11 0.38 $54.70 $113,780
Massachusetts 3,090 0.87 3.14 $52.25 $108,670
Maryland 2,950 1.10 3.98 $51.63 $107,400
District of Columbia 1,240 1.74 6.32 $50.15 $104,310





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 4,510 1.44 5.22 $50.86 $105,780
Boston-Cambridge-Nashua, MA-NH 2,700 0.98 3.55 $53.82 $111,950
Philadelphia-Camden-Wilmington, PA-NJ-DE-MD 2,600 0.91 3.31 $44.97 $93,530
New York-Newark-Jersey City, NY-NJ-PA 1,650 0.17 0.63 $52.80 $109,820
San Francisco-Oakland-Hayward, CA 1,520 0.63 2.28 $57.00 $118,570
Chicago-Naperville-Elgin, IL-IN-WI 1,430 0.31 1.12 $43.86 $91,220
Los Angeles-Long Beach-Anaheim, CA 1,260 0.21 0.75 $43.17 $89,790
Sacramento--Roseville--Arden-Arcade, CA 1,070 1.09 3.95 $37.22 $77,410
Seattle-Tacoma-Bellevue, WA 1,040 0.52 1.90 $48.55 $100,990
Phoenix-Mesa-Scottsdale, AZ 940 0.46 1.67 $38.25 $79,560




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 190 2.55 9.23 (8) (8)
Durham-Chapel Hill, NC 740 2.41 8.75 $48.01 $99,850
Washington-Arlington-Alexandria, DC-VA-MD-WV 4,510 1.44 5.22 $50.86 $105,780
Trenton, NJ 330 1.41 5.12 $53.03 $110,310
Ann Arbor, MI 270 1.23 4.48 $36.39 $75,700
Sacramento--Roseville--Arden-Arcade, CA 1,070 1.09 3.95 $37.22 $77,410
Corvallis, OR 40 1.03 3.72 $39.96 $83,110
Boston-Cambridge-Nashua, MA-NH 2,700 0.98 3.55 $53.82 $111,950
Salem, OR 160 0.95 3.46 $34.64 $72,050
Philadelphia-Camden-Wilmington, PA-NJ-DE-MD 2,600 0.91 3.31 $44.97 $93,530




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)
Bridgeport-Stamford-Norwalk, CT 100 0.25 0.90 $68.52 $142,520
San Francisco-Oakland-Hayward, CA 1,520 0.63 2.28 $57.00 $118,570
Boston-Cambridge-Nashua, MA-NH 2,700 0.98 3.55 $53.82 $111,950
Boulder, CO 80 0.42 1.53 $53.46 $111,200
Raleigh, NC 400 0.64 2.30 $53.45 $111,180
Trenton, NJ 330 1.41 5.12 $53.03 $110,310
New York-Newark-Jersey City, NY-NJ-PA 1,650 0.17 0.63 $52.80 $109,820
San Diego-Carlsbad, CA 720 0.49 1.79 $52.55 $109,310
Washington-Arlington-Alexandria, DC-VA-MD-WV 4,510 1.44 5.22 $50.86 $105,780
San Jose-Sunnyvale-Santa Clara, CA 410 0.37 1.34 $50.78 $105,630


About May 2018 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 OES estimates and related information:

May 2018 National Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

May 2018 State Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

May 2018 Metropolitan and Nonmetropolitan Area Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

May 2018 National Industry-Specific Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

May 2018 Occupation Profiles

Technical Notes

 

Last Modified Date: March 29, 2019