Occupational Employment and Wages, May 2018

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)
11,010 3.3 % $24.09 $50,110 1.4 %

Percentile wage estimates for this occupation:

Percentile 10% 25% 50%
(Median)
75% 90%
Hourly Wage $15.13 $18.59 $23.24 $28.76 $35.03
Annual Wage (2) $31,470 $38,660 $48,330 $59,810 $72,860


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 1,110 0.09 $28.57 $59,430
Colleges, Universities, and Professional Schools 1,070 0.04 $21.60 $44,930
Local Government, excluding schools and hospitals (OES Designation) 910 0.02 $24.71 $51,400
State Government, excluding schools and hospitals (OES Designation) 820 0.04 $21.11 $43,910
Scientific Research and Development Services 800 0.12 $23.27 $48,390

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 800 0.12 $23.27 $48,390
Insurance Carriers 1,110 0.09 $28.57 $59,430
Newspaper, Periodical, Book, and Directory Publishers 240 0.07 $22.68 $47,170
Other Professional, Scientific, and Technical Services 380 0.05 $24.67 $51,310
Agencies, Brokerages, and Other Insurance Related Activities 540 0.05 $30.37 $63,170

Top paying industries for this occupation:

Industry Employment (1) Percent of industry employment Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Grantmaking and Giving Services 40 0.03 $30.40 $63,230
Agencies, Brokerages, and Other Insurance Related Activities 540 0.05 $30.37 $63,170
Accounting, Tax Preparation, Bookkeeping, and Payroll Services 90 0.01 $29.26 $60,870
Insurance Carriers 1,110 0.09 $28.57 $59,430
Telecommunications 50 0.01 $27.68 $57,570


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 1,160 0.07 0.89 $24.16 $50,250
Pennsylvania 860 0.15 1.92 $23.97 $49,850
Indiana 740 0.24 3.18 $18.25 $37,970
Massachusetts 680 0.19 2.52 $29.68 $61,730
Texas 680 0.06 0.74 $27.26 $56,700




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 340 0.48 6.33 $26.44 $54,990
Nevada 470 0.35 4.61 $24.19 $50,320
Indiana 740 0.24 3.18 $18.25 $37,970
Massachusetts 680 0.19 2.52 $29.68 $61,730
West Virginia 120 0.17 2.18 $20.45 $42,530




Top paying States for this occupation:

State Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Connecticut 130 0.08 0.99 $34.85 $72,480
Washington 370 0.11 1.48 $30.72 $63,900
Massachusetts 680 0.19 2.52 $29.68 $61,730
Texas 680 0.06 0.74 $27.26 $56,700
Louisiana 60 0.03 0.41 $26.93 $56,010





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)
Boston-Cambridge-Nashua, MA-NH 600 0.22 2.86 $29.99 $62,380
Louisville/Jefferson County, KY-IN 560 0.86 11.34 $17.71 $36,840
Washington-Arlington-Alexandria, DC-VA-MD-WV 510 0.16 2.15 $25.74 $53,550
Las Vegas-Henderson-Paradise, NV 470 0.48 6.29 $24.19 $50,320
Philadelphia-Camden-Wilmington, PA-NJ-DE-MD 450 0.16 2.08 $26.35 $54,810
New York-Newark-Jersey City, NY-NJ-PA 440 0.05 0.61 $26.72 $55,580
Chicago-Naperville-Elgin, IL-IN-WI 400 0.09 1.12 $25.97 $54,010
Los Angeles-Long Beach-Anaheim, CA 330 0.05 0.70 $24.69 $51,350
Seattle-Tacoma-Bellevue, WA 300 0.15 1.96 $32.92 $68,460
Austin-Round Rock, TX 250 0.25 3.24 $26.50 $55,120




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 560 0.86 11.34 $17.71 $36,840
Cedar Rapids, IA 70 0.50 6.58 $32.23 $67,040
Las Vegas-Henderson-Paradise, NV 470 0.48 6.29 $24.19 $50,320
Charleston, WV 40 0.32 4.17 $17.93 $37,300
Olympia-Tumwater, WA 30 0.30 4.00 $18.92 $39,360
Lincoln, NE 50 0.28 3.74 $19.69 $40,950
Erie, PA 30 0.25 3.33 $25.35 $52,730
Austin-Round Rock, TX 250 0.25 3.24 $26.50 $55,120
Boston-Cambridge-Nashua, MA-NH 600 0.22 2.86 $29.99 $62,380
Columbia, SC 80 0.22 2.91 $19.37 $40,290




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 90 0.16 2.06 $36.54 $75,990
Seattle-Tacoma-Bellevue, WA 300 0.15 1.96 $32.92 $68,460
Cedar Rapids, IA 70 0.50 6.58 $32.23 $67,040
San Jose-Sunnyvale-Santa Clara, CA 110 0.10 1.35 $30.90 $64,280
Kansas City, MO-KS 90 0.09 1.14 $30.00 $62,410
Boston-Cambridge-Nashua, MA-NH 600 0.22 2.86 $29.99 $62,380
Dallas-Fort Worth-Arlington, TX 220 0.06 0.81 $29.35 $61,050
San Francisco-Oakland-Hayward, CA 200 0.08 1.08 $28.53 $59,340
Worcester, MA-CT 40 0.13 1.72 $28.52 $59,320
Houston-The Woodlands-Sugar Land, TX 100 0.03 0.43 $27.59 $57,390

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 0.18 2.32 $20.51 $42,670

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 0.18 2.32 $20.51 $42,670

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 0.18 2.32 $20.51 $42,670


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.

(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