Occupational Employment Statistics

Occupational Employment and Wages, May 2003

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. Include actuarial clerks.

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Industry profile for this occupation
State profile for this occupation
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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)
20,970 4.2 % $15.11 $31,430 0.8 %

Percentile wage estimates for this occupation:

Percentile 10% 25% 50%
(Median)
75% 90%
Hourly Wage $9.37 $11.35 $14.37 $18.05 $21.96
Annual Wage (2) $19,490 $23,610 $29,890 $37,540 $45,680

Industry profile for this occupation: Top

Industries with the highest levels of employment in this occupation:

Industry Employment Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage Employment rank Wage rank
State government (OES designation) 4,030 $11.40 $23,700 1 52
Insurance carriers 2,580 $16.86 $35,070 2 14
Federal government (OES designation) 1,740 $15.85 $32,970 3 27
General medical and surgical hospitals 1,260 $13.53 $28,140 4 46
Local government (OES designation) 1,060 $15.30 $31,820 5 31

Top paying industries for this occupation:

Industry Employment Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage Employment rank Wage rank
Soap, cleaning compound, and toiletry mfg. (6) $21.80 $45,350 (6) 1
Pharmaceutical and medicine manufacturing 220 $21.50 $44,720 17 2
Agricultural chemical manufacturing 40 $20.72 $43,110 40 3
Natural gas distribution 30 $20.14 $41,900 44 4
Wired telecommunications carriers 700 $20.01 $41,620 11 5

State profile for this occupation: Top

States with the highest concentration of workers in this occupation:

State Employment Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage Percent of State employment Wage rank within State
Arkansas 1,380 $10.27 $21,350 0.123% 499
Georgia 3,130 $11.92 $24,790 0.083% 539
Indiana 1,230 $13.89 $28,900 0.043% 462
District of Columbia 240 $18.25 $37,960 0.040% 273
Washington 900 $17.63 $36,660 0.035% 409

Top paying States for this occupation:

State Employment Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage Percent of State employment Wage rank within State
Kentucky 90 $23.30 $48,460 0.005% 125
Michigan 300 $19.49 $40,540 0.007% 301
Connecticut 280 $18.92 $39,360 0.017% 333
New York 1,540 $18.64 $38,760 0.019% 379
Colorado 330 $18.40 $38,280 0.016% 305

Metropolitan area profile for this occupation: Top

Metropolitan areas with the highest concentration of workers in this occupation:

MSA Employment Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage Percent of MSA employment
Louisville, KY-IN MSA 990 $13.43 $27,940 0.183%
Macon, GA MSA 180 $10.88 $22,620 0.126%
Columbus, GA-AL MSA 120 $12.17 $25,310 0.105%
Savannah, GA MSA 110 $11.82 $24,590 0.082%
Olympia, WA PMSA 60 $14.99 $31,180 0.071%

Top paying Metropolitan areas for this occupation:

MSA Employment Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage Percent of MSA employment
Detroit, MI PMSA 190 $21.17 $44,030 0.009%
New Orleans, LA MSA 30 $20.66 $42,960 0.005%
New York, NY PMSA 930 $20.19 $41,990 0.023%
Riverside-San Bernardino, CA PMSA 50 $20.04 $41,680 0.005%
Middlesex-Somerset-Hunterdon, NJ PMSA 140 $19.79 $41,160 0.022%

About May 2003 National, State, and Metropolitan Area Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

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These estimates are calculated with data collected from employers in all industry sectors in metropolitan and non-metropolitan areas in every State and the District of Columbia. The top five employment and wage figures are provided above. The complete list is available in the downloadable Excel files(XLS).

Percentile wage estimates show the percentage of workers in an occupation that earn less than a given wage and the percentage that earn more. 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 mean 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.

(6) Estimates not released.

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Last Modified Date: May 7, 2004

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