Occupational Employment Statistics

Occupational Employment and Wages, May 2011

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 bio-statistics, agricultural statistics, business statistics, or economic statistics. Includes mathematical and survey statisticians. Excludes "Survey Researchers" (19-3022).


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)
23,770 2.3 % $37.16 $77,280 1.6 %

Percentile wage estimates for this occupation:

Percentile 10% 25% 50%
(Median)
75% 90%
Hourly Wage $19.15 $25.16 $35.52 $46.83 $57.55
Annual Wage (2) $39,840 $52,330 $73,880 $97,410 $119,710


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)
Federal Executive Branch (OES Designation) 4,500 0.22 $46.19 $96,070
Scientific Research and Development Services 3,160 0.50 $41.53 $86,370
Colleges, Universities, and Professional Schools 2,160 0.08 $33.93 $70,570
Management, Scientific, and Technical Consulting Services 1,840 0.17 $37.08 $77,120
State Government (OES Designation) 1,800 0.08 $23.06 $47,970

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 3,160 0.50 $41.53 $86,370
Monetary Authorities-Central Bank 60 0.29 $45.73 $95,130
Pharmaceutical and Medicine Manufacturing 770 0.29 $43.98 $91,470
Federal Executive Branch (OES Designation) 4,500 0.22 $46.19 $96,070
Management, Scientific, and Technical Consulting Services 1,840 0.17 $37.08 $77,120

Top paying industries for this occupation:

Industry Employment (1) Percent of industry employment Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Securities and Commodity Contracts Intermediation and Brokerage 50 0.01 $60.49 $125,820
Federal Executive Branch (OES Designation) 4,500 0.22 $46.19 $96,070
Medical Equipment and Supplies Manufacturing 90 0.03 $45.88 $95,420
Monetary Authorities-Central Bank 60 0.29 $45.73 $95,130
Pharmaceutical and Medicine Manufacturing 770 0.29 $43.98 $91,470


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)
Maryland 3,210 1.30 6.99 $44.28 $92,110
California 2,840 0.20 1.09 $43.84 $91,190
Massachusetts 1,220 0.39 2.09 $42.78 $88,970
New York 1,180 0.14 0.75 $32.35 $67,300
Pennsylvania 1,140 0.21 1.11 $31.86 $66,270




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 860 1.33 7.16 $50.28 $104,580
Maryland 3,210 1.30 6.99 $44.28 $92,110
Massachusetts 1,220 0.39 2.09 $42.78 $88,970
Oregon 470 0.30 1.61 $29.17 $60,680
Connecticut 460 0.29 1.54 $43.40 $90,280




Top paying States for this occupation:

State Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
New Jersey 540 0.14 0.78 $51.71 $107,560
District of Columbia 860 1.33 7.16 $50.28 $104,580
Maryland 3,210 1.30 6.99 $44.28 $92,110
Alaska 30 0.11 0.60 $44.26 $92,060
West Virginia 40 0.06 0.32 $43.98 $91,470





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)
Washington-Arlington-Alexandria, DC-VA-MD-WV Metropolitan Division 3,060 1.32 7.14 $45.24 $94,100
Boston-Cambridge-Quincy, MA NECTA Division 950 0.57 3.06 $42.96 $89,360
Bethesda-Rockville-Frederick, MD Metropolitan Division 800 1.43 7.72 $52.47 $109,140
New York-White Plains-Wayne, NY-NJ Metropolitan Division 730 0.14 0.78 $34.55 $71,870
Houston-Sugar Land-Baytown, TX 620 0.24 1.31 $28.46 $59,200
Philadelphia, PA Metropolitan Division 540 0.30 1.60 $37.17 $77,310
San Francisco-San Mateo-Redwood City, CA Metropolitan Division 540 0.56 3.01 $50.82 $105,710
Los Angeles-Long Beach-Glendale, CA Metropolitan Division 510 0.13 0.72 $37.29 $77,560
San Jose-Sunnyvale-Santa Clara, CA 490 0.56 3.04 $40.79 $84,840
Baltimore-Towson, MD 480 0.39 2.09 $36.61 $76,140




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)
Jefferson City, MO 170 2.44 13.19 $21.03 $43,730
Durham-Chapel Hill, NC 480 1.79 9.67 $43.04 $89,520
Bethesda-Rockville-Frederick, MD Metropolitan Division 800 1.43 7.72 $52.47 $109,140
Washington-Arlington-Alexandria, DC-VA-MD-WV Metropolitan Division 3,060 1.32 7.14 $45.24 $94,100
Salem, OR 150 1.06 5.71 $26.05 $54,180
Montgomery, AL 120 0.74 3.99 $24.60 $51,160
Bismarck, ND 40 0.72 3.87 $28.77 $59,840
Gainesville, FL 80 0.63 3.40 $26.06 $54,200
New Haven, CT 150 0.57 3.05 $47.42 $98,630
Boston-Cambridge-Quincy, MA NECTA Division 950 0.57 3.06 $42.96 $89,360




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)
Bethesda-Rockville-Frederick, MD Metropolitan Division 800 1.43 7.72 $52.47 $109,140
Framingham, MA NECTA Division 80 0.49 2.66 $52.42 $109,030
San Diego-Carlsbad-San Marcos, CA 260 0.21 1.15 $52.17 $108,520
San Francisco-San Mateo-Redwood City, CA Metropolitan Division 540 0.56 3.01 $50.82 $105,710
Edison-New Brunswick, NJ Metropolitan Division 160 0.16 0.88 $47.96 $99,760
New Haven, CT 150 0.57 3.05 $47.42 $98,630
Oakland-Fremont-Hayward, CA Metropolitan Division 280 0.29 1.56 $46.14 $95,960
Riverside-San Bernardino-Ontario, CA 160 0.14 0.78 $45.70 $95,050
Washington-Arlington-Alexandria, DC-VA-MD-WV Metropolitan Division 3,060 1.32 7.14 $45.24 $94,100
Kalamazoo-Portage, MI 70 0.51 2.76 $44.29 $92,130

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)
Southwestern Montana nonmetropolitan area 40 0.30 1.64 $29.58 $61,530

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)
Southwestern Montana nonmetropolitan area 40 0.30 1.64 $29.58 $61,530

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)
Northwestern Oklahoma nonmetropolitan area (8) (8) (8) $36.75 $76,440
Southwestern Montana nonmetropolitan area 40 0.30 1.64 $29.58 $61,530


About May 2011 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 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.

(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 OES estimates and related information:

May 2011 National Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

May 2011 State Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

May 2011 Metropolitan and Nonmetropolitan Area Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

May 2011 National Industry-Specific Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

List of Occupations in SOC Code Number Order

List of Occupations in Alphabetical Order

Download May 2011 Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates in Zipped XLS files

Technical Notes

Last Modified Date: March 27, 2012

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