Occupational Employment and Wages, May 2017

43-9111 Statistical Assistants

Compile and compute data according to statistical formulas for use in statistical studies. May perform actuarial computations and compile charts and graphs for use by actuaries. Includes actuarial clerks.


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)
10,110 3.2 % $23.60 $49,090 0.8 %

Percentile wage estimates for this occupation:

Percentile 10% 25% 50%
(Median)
75% 90%
Hourly Wage $15.05 $18.28 $22.79 $28.28 $34.06
Annual Wage (2) $31,310 $38,030 $47,400 $58,820 $70,850


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)
Insurance Carriers 1,300 0.11 $26.26 $54,620
State Government, excluding schools and hospitals (OES Designation) 880 0.04 $20.55 $42,750
Federal Executive Branch (OES Designation) 850 0.04 $19.20 $39,940
General Medical and Surgical Hospitals 830 0.02 $22.32 $46,420
Local Government, excluding schools and hospitals (OES Designation) 800 0.01 $24.92 $51,830

Industries with the highest concentration of employment in this occupation:

Industry Employment (1) Percent of industry employment Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Insurance Carriers 1,300 0.11 $26.26 $54,620
Scientific Research and Development Services 540 0.08 $25.60 $53,250
Newspaper, Periodical, Book, and Directory Publishers 220 0.06 $23.82 $49,550
State Government, excluding schools and hospitals (OES Designation) 880 0.04 $20.55 $42,750
Federal Executive Branch (OES Designation) 850 0.04 $19.20 $39,940

Top paying industries for this occupation:

Industry Employment (1) Percent of industry employment Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Computer Systems Design and Related Services 180 0.01 $28.20 $58,650
Oil and Gas Extraction 50 0.04 $27.60 $57,400
Securities, Commodity Contracts, and Other Financial Investments and Related Activities 90 0.01 $27.38 $56,950
Telecommunications 70 0.01 $27.21 $56,590
Agencies, Brokerages, and Other Insurance Related Activities 420 0.04 $26.84 $55,820


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)
Pennsylvania 810 0.14 1.98 $25.10 $52,200
Indiana 760 0.25 3.55 $18.56 $38,610
California 740 0.04 0.62 $25.33 $52,680
Texas 650 0.05 0.77 $25.23 $52,470
Massachusetts 640 0.18 2.57 $28.85 $60,010




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 330 0.46 6.53 $25.19 $52,390
Indiana 760 0.25 3.55 $18.56 $38,610
Massachusetts 640 0.18 2.57 $28.85 $60,010
New Hampshire 100 0.16 2.19 $20.52 $42,680
Nebraska 140 0.15 2.10 $19.72 $41,030




Top paying States for this occupation:

State Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Connecticut 70 0.04 0.58 $31.67 $65,880
Massachusetts 640 0.18 2.57 $28.85 $60,010
New Jersey 110 0.03 0.40 $27.55 $57,310
Minnesota 40 0.02 0.22 $26.60 $55,330
New York 570 0.06 0.87 $26.41 $54,940



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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)
Louisville/Jefferson County, KY-IN 660 1.02 14.34 $17.12 $35,620
Boston-Cambridge-Newton, MA NECTA Division 540 0.29 4.12 $29.76 $61,890
New York-Jersey City-White Plains, NY-NJ Metropolitan Division 430 0.06 0.91 $26.58 $55,290
Washington-Arlington-Alexandria, DC-VA-MD-WV Metropolitan Division 430 0.17 2.38 $24.56 $51,090
Austin-Round Rock, TX 310 0.31 4.37 $24.33 $50,600
Chicago-Naperville-Arlington Heights, IL Metropolitan Division 310 0.08 1.18 $26.19 $54,480
Montgomery County-Bucks County-Chester County, PA Metropolitan Division 250 0.24 3.38 $28.87 $60,050
Phoenix-Mesa-Scottsdale, AZ 180 0.09 1.25 $18.33 $38,130
Philadelphia, PA Metropolitan Division 160 0.18 2.52 $24.63 $51,240
Pittsburgh, PA 160 0.14 1.97 $22.84 $47,510


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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)
Louisville/Jefferson County, KY-IN 660 1.02 14.34 $17.12 $35,620
Erie, PA 50 0.39 5.53 $25.36 $52,750
Des Moines-West Des Moines, IA 130 0.36 5.13 $27.87 $57,970
Portsmouth, NH-ME 30 0.33 4.70 $21.75 $45,240
Austin-Round Rock, TX 310 0.31 4.37 $24.33 $50,600
Boston-Cambridge-Newton, MA NECTA Division 540 0.29 4.12 $29.76 $61,890
Olympia-Tumwater, WA 30 0.29 4.14 $19.12 $39,770
Lincoln, NE 50 0.28 3.99 $19.20 $39,930
Montgomery County-Bucks County-Chester County, PA Metropolitan Division 250 0.24 3.38 $28.87 $60,050
Columbia, SC 70 0.19 2.66 $19.34 $40,230


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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)
Hartford-West Hartford-East Hartford, CT 50 0.08 1.19 $32.14 $66,840
Boston-Cambridge-Newton, MA NECTA Division 540 0.29 4.12 $29.76 $61,890
Montgomery County-Bucks County-Chester County, PA Metropolitan Division 250 0.24 3.38 $28.87 $60,050
Indianapolis-Carmel-Anderson, IN 90 0.09 1.25 $28.78 $59,860
Kansas City, MO-KS 90 0.08 1.14 $28.76 $59,820
Fort Worth-Arlington, TX Metropolitan Division 100 0.10 1.40 $28.45 $59,170
Nassau County-Suffolk County, NY Metropolitan Division 40 0.03 0.47 $28.24 $58,730
Dallas-Plano-Irving, TX Metropolitan Division 60 0.03 0.36 $28.23 $58,720
Houston-The Woodlands-Sugar Land, TX 50 0.02 0.22 $28.17 $58,590
Des Moines-West Des Moines, IA 130 0.36 5.13 $27.87 $57,970

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 Maine nonmetropolitan area 30 0.17 2.41 $20.24 $42,110

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 Maine nonmetropolitan area 30 0.17 2.41 $20.24 $42,110

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 Maine nonmetropolitan area 30 0.17 2.41 $20.24 $42,110


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.

(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