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Occupational Employment and Wage Statistics
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Occupational Employment and Wages, May 2021

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)
31,370 3.0 % $ 47.81 $ 99,450 1.1 %

Percentile wage estimates for Statisticians:

Percentile 10% 25% 50%
(Median)
75% 90%
Hourly Wage $ 23.72 $ 33.71 $ 45.95 $ 60.48 $ 75.62
Annual Wage (2) $ 49,350 $ 70,120 $ 95,570 $ 125,800 $ 157,300


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 5,230 0.66 $ 55.69 $ 115,840
Federal Executive Branch (OEWS Designation) 4,680 0.22 $ 55.69 $ 115,840
Colleges, Universities, and Professional Schools 2,390 0.08 $ 39.30 $ 81,740
Management, Scientific, and Technical Consulting Services 2,050 0.13 $ 43.19 $ 89,840
Computer Systems Design and Related Services 2,030 0.09 $ 57.31 $ 119,210

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 5,230 0.66 $ 55.69 $ 115,840
Federal Executive Branch (OEWS Designation) 4,680 0.22 $ 55.69 $ 115,840
Pharmaceutical and Medicine Manufacturing 420 0.14 $ 70.33 $ 146,290
Management, Scientific, and Technical Consulting Services 2,050 0.13 $ 43.19 $ 89,840
Other Professional, Scientific, and Technical Services 940 0.12 $ 52.17 $ 108,520

Top paying industries for Statisticians:

Industry Employment (1) Percent of industry employment Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Pharmaceutical and Medicine Manufacturing 420 0.14 $ 70.33 $ 146,290
Electronic Shopping and Mail-Order Houses 250 0.05 $ 65.33 $ 135,880
Navigational, Measuring, Electromedical, and Control Instruments Manufacturing 90 0.02 $ 61.40 $ 127,710
Merchant Wholesalers, Nondurable Goods (4242 and 4246 only) 90 0.02 $ 59.92 $ 124,630
Aerospace Product and Parts Manufacturing 60 0.01 $ 58.93 $ 122,570


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.



Map of employment of statisticians by state, May 2021


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)
Maryland 3,380 1.33 5.96 $ 54.91 $ 114,210
California 3,120 0.19 0.85 $ 54.98 $ 114,360
Massachusetts 2,040 0.60 2.69 $ 56.12 $ 116,740
Pennsylvania 1,730 0.31 1.39 $ 41.03 $ 85,340
North Carolina 1,620 0.37 1.65 $ 53.67 $ 111,640


Map of location quotient of statisticians by state, May 2021


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 1,350 2.04 9.18 $ 52.01 $ 108,180
Maryland 3,380 1.33 5.96 $ 54.91 $ 114,210
Massachusetts 2,040 0.60 2.69 $ 56.12 $ 116,740
Vermont 140 0.50 2.26 $ 45.48 $ 94,590
Colorado 1,220 0.47 2.09 $ 44.40 $ 92,350


Map of annual mean wages of statisticians by state, May 2021


Top paying states for Statisticians:

State Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
New York 1,290 0.15 0.67 $ 61.24 $ 127,380
Connecticut 440 0.28 1.26 $ 59.37 $ 123,490
Massachusetts 2,040 0.60 2.69 $ 56.12 $ 116,740
Wyoming 30 0.13 0.57 $ 55.73 $ 115,920
California 3,120 0.19 0.85 $ 54.98 $ 114,360



Map of employment of statisticians by area, May 2021


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 4,680 1.60 7.17 $ 54.75 $ 113,880
Boston-Cambridge-Nashua, MA-NH 1,790 0.69 3.11 $ 57.53 $ 119,670
New York-Newark-Jersey City, NY-NJ-PA 1,580 0.18 0.82 $ 60.51 $ 125,860
Seattle-Tacoma-Bellevue, WA 1,230 0.64 2.89 $ 48.98 $ 101,880
Philadelphia-Camden-Wilmington, PA-NJ-DE-MD 1,050 0.39 1.77 $ 44.44 $ 92,440
Los Angeles-Long Beach-Anaheim, CA 910 0.16 0.72 $ 51.60 $ 107,340
Denver-Aurora-Lakewood, CO 890 0.61 2.72 $ 45.25 $ 94,120
Minneapolis-St. Paul-Bloomington, MN-WI 800 0.44 1.98 $ 42.50 $ 88,400
San Francisco-Oakland-Hayward, CA 780 0.35 1.57 $ 62.32 $ 129,620
Durham-Chapel Hill, NC 660 2.12 9.51 $ 56.46 $ 117,440


Map of location quotient of statisticians by area, May 2021


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 290 3.94 17.71 $ 22.72 $ 47,250
Durham-Chapel Hill, NC 660 2.12 9.51 $ 56.46 $ 117,440
Washington-Arlington-Alexandria, DC-VA-MD-WV 4,680 1.60 7.17 $ 54.75 $ 113,880
Salem, OR 160 0.97 4.36 $ 40.34 $ 83,920
Iowa City, IA 60 0.70 3.14 $ 36.67 $ 76,280
Boston-Cambridge-Nashua, MA-NH 1,790 0.69 3.11 $ 57.53 $ 119,670
Raleigh, NC 420 0.67 3.01 $ 58.65 $ 122,000
Seattle-Tacoma-Bellevue, WA 1,230 0.64 2.89 $ 48.98 $ 101,880
Boulder, CO 120 0.63 2.85 $ 47.02 $ 97,800
Denver-Aurora-Lakewood, CO 890 0.61 2.72 $ 45.25 $ 94,120


Map of annual mean wages of statisticians by area, May 2021


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 Jose-Sunnyvale-Santa Clara, CA 300 0.28 1.28 $ 74.67 $ 155,320
San Francisco-Oakland-Hayward, CA 780 0.35 1.57 $ 62.32 $ 129,620
New York-Newark-Jersey City, NY-NJ-PA 1,580 0.18 0.82 $ 60.51 $ 125,860
Raleigh, NC 420 0.67 3.01 $ 58.65 $ 122,000
Boston-Cambridge-Nashua, MA-NH 1,790 0.69 3.11 $ 57.53 $ 119,670
Durham-Chapel Hill, NC 660 2.12 9.51 $ 56.46 $ 117,440
Washington-Arlington-Alexandria, DC-VA-MD-WV 4,680 1.60 7.17 $ 54.75 $ 113,880
New Haven, CT 70 0.26 1.15 $ 53.42 $ 111,110
Rochester, NY 70 0.15 0.68 $ 52.82 $ 109,860
Atlanta-Sandy Springs-Roswell, GA 310 0.12 0.54 $ 52.27 $ 108,730

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)
Northern Vermont nonmetropolitan area 40 0.60 2.71 $ 41.56 $ 86,450
Southeast Iowa nonmetropolitan area 30 0.14 0.64 (8) (8)

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)
Northern Vermont nonmetropolitan area 40 0.60 2.71 $ 41.56 $ 86,450
Southeast Iowa nonmetropolitan area 30 0.14 0.64 (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)
Northern Vermont nonmetropolitan area 40 0.60 2.71 $ 41.56 $ 86,450


About May 2021 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 2021 National Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

May 2021 State Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

May 2021 Metropolitan and Nonmetropolitan Area Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

May 2021 National Industry-Specific Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

May 2021 Occupation Profiles

Technical Notes

 

Last Modified Date: March 31, 2022