Occupational Employment and Wages, May 2017

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)
36,540 2.2 % $42.78 $88,980 0.7 %

Percentile wage estimates for this occupation:

Percentile 10% 25% 50%
(Median)
75% 90%
Hourly Wage $24.36 $30.88 $40.41 $52.16 $64.29
Annual Wage (2) $50,660 $64,230 $84,060 $108,500 $133,720


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 5,470 0.85 $46.53 $96,780
Federal Executive Branch (OES Designation) 4,470 0.22 $50.05 $104,100
Management, Scientific, and Technical Consulting Services 3,040 0.22 $43.85 $91,220
State Government, excluding schools and hospitals (OES Designation) 2,700 0.12 $30.70 $63,860
General Medical and Surgical Hospitals 2,630 0.05 $39.80 $82,790

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 160 0.89 $52.20 $108,570
Scientific Research and Development Services 5,470 0.85 $46.53 $96,780
Pharmaceutical and Medicine Manufacturing 970 0.34 $50.97 $106,010
Federal Executive Branch (OES Designation) 4,470 0.22 $50.05 $104,100
Management, Scientific, and Technical Consulting Services 3,040 0.22 $43.85 $91,220

Top paying industries for this occupation:

Industry Employment (1) Percent of industry employment Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Nondepository Credit Intermediation 310 0.05 $59.05 $122,830
Monetary Authorities-Central Bank 160 0.89 $52.20 $108,570
Navigational, Measuring, Electromedical, and Control Instruments Manufacturing 100 0.02 $51.12 $106,320
Pharmaceutical and Medicine Manufacturing 970 0.34 $50.97 $106,010
Educational Support Services 280 0.16 $50.61 $105,270


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 4,990 0.30 1.17 $45.30 $94,230
Pennsylvania 3,330 0.58 2.25 $37.84 $78,700
Maryland 3,070 1.15 4.49 $49.23 $102,410
Massachusetts 2,920 0.83 3.23 $47.86 $99,550
Texas 1,690 0.14 0.55 $38.56 $80,210




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 1,300 1.84 7.18 $51.02 $106,110
Maryland 3,070 1.15 4.49 $49.23 $102,410
Massachusetts 2,920 0.83 3.23 $47.86 $99,550
Pennsylvania 3,330 0.58 2.25 $37.84 $78,700
Arizona 980 0.36 1.42 $36.44 $75,800




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 1,050 0.26 1.02 $54.82 $114,020
Connecticut 450 0.27 1.06 $52.49 $109,180
District of Columbia 1,300 1.84 7.18 $51.02 $106,110
Maryland 3,070 1.15 4.49 $49.23 $102,410
North Carolina 1,330 0.31 1.21 $48.85 $101,610



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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 3,860 1.53 5.97 $48.31 $100,490
Boston-Cambridge-Newton, MA NECTA Division 2,290 1.24 4.85 $49.15 $102,240
Montgomery County-Bucks County-Chester County, PA Metropolitan Division 1,460 1.41 5.50 $40.89 $85,050
Sacramento--Roseville--Arden-Arcade, CA 1,060 1.10 4.29 $36.37 $75,660
Chicago-Naperville-Arlington Heights, IL Metropolitan Division 980 0.27 1.04 $39.11 $81,360
Los Angeles-Long Beach-Glendale, CA Metropolitan Division 950 0.21 0.84 $39.54 $82,240
New York-Jersey City-White Plains, NY-NJ Metropolitan Division 910 0.14 0.53 $50.59 $105,230
Silver Spring-Frederick-Rockville, MD Metropolitan Division 900 1.55 6.03 $54.48 $113,320
Phoenix-Mesa-Scottsdale, AZ 850 0.43 1.68 $36.00 $74,880
San Francisco-Redwood City-South San Francisco, CA Metropolitan Division 820 0.74 2.88 $58.56 $121,800


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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 700 2.36 9.19 $48.64 $101,180
Silver Spring-Frederick-Rockville, MD Metropolitan Division 900 1.55 6.03 $54.48 $113,320
Washington-Arlington-Alexandria, DC-VA-MD-WV Metropolitan Division 3,860 1.53 5.97 $48.31 $100,490
Montgomery County-Bucks County-Chester County, PA Metropolitan Division 1,460 1.41 5.50 $40.89 $85,050
Trenton, NJ 310 1.35 5.26 $51.01 $106,110
Boston-Cambridge-Newton, MA NECTA Division 2,290 1.24 4.85 $49.15 $102,240
Salem, OR 190 1.16 4.53 $34.47 $71,690
Olympia-Tumwater, WA 120 1.12 4.35 (8) (8)
Sacramento--Roseville--Arden-Arcade, CA 1,060 1.10 4.29 $36.37 $75,660
Ann Arbor, MI 210 0.98 3.82 $37.12 $77,220


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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 110 0.26 1.03 $67.55 $140,490
San Francisco-Redwood City-South San Francisco, CA Metropolitan Division 820 0.74 2.88 $58.56 $121,800
Newark, NJ-PA Metropolitan Division 370 0.32 1.25 $57.36 $119,310
Silver Spring-Frederick-Rockville, MD Metropolitan Division 900 1.55 6.03 $54.48 $113,320
Raleigh, NC 360 0.59 2.32 $54.26 $112,860
San Jose-Sunnyvale-Santa Clara, CA 290 0.27 1.05 $53.28 $110,810
San Diego-Carlsbad, CA 680 0.47 1.84 $51.99 $108,140
Lowell-Billerica-Chelmsford, MA-NH NECTA Division 70 0.44 1.73 $51.15 $106,390
Trenton, NJ 310 1.35 5.26 $51.01 $106,110
New York-Jersey City-White Plains, NY-NJ Metropolitan Division 910 0.14 0.53 $50.59 $105,230

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)
Southeast Oklahoma nonmetropolitan area 30 0.18 0.70 (8) (8)

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)
Southeast Oklahoma nonmetropolitan area 30 0.18 0.70 (8) (8)


About May 2017 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 2017 National Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

May 2017 State Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

May 2017 Metropolitan and Nonmetropolitan Area Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

May 2017 National Industry-Specific Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

May 2017 Occupation Profiles

Technical Notes

 

Last Modified Date: March 30, 2018