Employment in math occupations is projected to grow 27 percent from 2019 to 2029, much faster than the average for all occupations, and will add about 56,100 jobs. Growth is anticipated as businesses and government agencies continue to emphasize the use of big data, which math occupations analyze.
Math occupations had a median annual wage of $93,170 in May 2020, which was higher than the median annual wage for all occupations of $41,950.
BLS provides summary data, including employment projections, for math occupations not shown in the table on this page. That information is available on the Data for Occupations Not Covered in Detail page.
|OCCUPATION||JOB SUMMARY||ENTRY-LEVEL EDUCATION||2020 MEDIAN PAY|
Actuaries use mathematics, statistics, and financial theory to analyze the financial costs of risk and uncertainty.
|Mathematicians and Statisticians||
Mathematicians and statisticians analyze data and apply computational techniques to solve problems.
|Operations Research Analysts||
Operations research analysts use advanced mathematical and analytical methods to help solve complex issues.
The wage at which half of the workers in the occupation earned more than that amount and half earned less. Median wage data are from the BLS Occupational Employment Statistics survey.
Typical level of education that most workers need to enter this occupation.
Last Modified Date: Friday, May 14, 2021