Occupational Employment Statistics

Occupational Employment and Wages, May 2013

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)
24,950 2.1 % $40.05 $83,310 1.2 %

Percentile wage estimates for this occupation:

Percentile 10% 25% 50%
(Median)
75% 90%
Hourly Wage $21.30 $28.06 $38.12 $49.94 $61.75
Annual Wage (2) $44,310 $58,360 $79,290 $103,870 $128,430


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) 4,320 0.22 $47.14 $98,050
Scientific Research and Development Services 3,690 0.58 $45.32 $94,270
Colleges, Universities, and Professional Schools 2,060 0.07 $33.47 $69,630
Insurance Carriers 1,830 0.16 $36.58 $76,090
Management, Scientific, and Technical Consulting Services 1,820 0.16 $38.22 $79,510

Industries with the highest concentration of employment in this occupation:

Industry Employment (1) Percent of industry employment Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Monetary Authorities-Central Bank 150 0.86 $53.97 $112,250
Scientific Research and Development Services 3,690 0.58 $45.32 $94,270
Pharmaceutical and Medicine Manufacturing 680 0.25 $43.50 $90,490
Federal Executive Branch (OES Designation) 4,320 0.22 $47.14 $98,050
Other Information Services 410 0.22 $62.92 $130,870

Top paying industries for this occupation:

Industry Employment (1) Percent of industry employment Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Other Information Services 410 0.22 $62.92 $130,870
Drugs and Druggists' Sundries Merchant Wholesalers 120 0.06 $54.42 $113,190
Monetary Authorities-Central Bank 150 0.86 $53.97 $112,250
Navigational, Measuring, Electromedical, and Control Instruments Manufacturing 30 0.01 $50.59 $105,220
Semiconductor and Other Electronic Component Manufacturing 50 0.01 $48.17 $100,190


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 3,180 1.25 6.66 $45.21 $94,030
California 2,700 0.18 0.98 $49.95 $103,900
Pennsylvania 1,850 0.33 1.75 $37.69 $78,400
Massachusetts 1,850 0.57 3.01 $43.94 $91,390
New York 1,250 0.15 0.77 $35.32 $73,460




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 880 1.32 7.01 $49.91 $103,810
Maryland 3,180 1.25 6.66 $45.21 $94,030
Massachusetts 1,850 0.57 3.01 $43.94 $91,390
Pennsylvania 1,850 0.33 1.75 $37.69 $78,400
Oregon 530 0.32 1.71 $31.05 $64,580




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 610 0.16 0.84 $54.24 $112,830
California 2,700 0.18 0.98 $49.95 $103,900
District of Columbia 880 1.32 7.01 $49.91 $103,810
North Carolina 890 0.23 1.20 $45.92 $95,520
Delaware 110 0.25 1.35 $45.51 $94,660





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 2,990 1.26 6.72 $46.21 $96,120
Boston-Cambridge-Quincy, MA NECTA Division 1,450 0.83 4.41 $44.11 $91,740
Philadelphia, PA Metropolitan Division 1,140 0.62 3.30 $42.69 $88,800
New York-White Plains-Wayne, NY-NJ Metropolitan Division 920 0.18 0.94 $36.70 $76,340
Bethesda-Rockville-Frederick, MD Metropolitan Division 880 1.57 8.35 $51.43 $106,980
Seattle-Bellevue-Everett, WA Metropolitan Division 620 0.43 2.26 $38.14 $79,320
Baltimore-Towson, MD 540 0.42 2.22 $37.88 $78,790
Los Angeles-Long Beach-Glendale, CA Metropolitan Division 500 0.13 0.67 $41.63 $86,600
San Francisco-San Mateo-Redwood City, CA Metropolitan Division 490 0.47 2.51 $57.55 $119,700
Durham-Chapel Hill, NC 440 1.58 8.42 $46.60 $96,920




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)
Durham-Chapel Hill, NC 440 1.58 8.42 $46.60 $96,920
Bethesda-Rockville-Frederick, MD Metropolitan Division 880 1.57 8.35 $51.43 $106,980
Washington-Arlington-Alexandria, DC-VA-MD-WV Metropolitan Division 2,990 1.26 6.72 $46.21 $96,120
Salem, OR 150 1.04 5.52 (8) (8)
Olympia, WA 100 1.00 5.29 $27.36 $56,910
Boston-Cambridge-Quincy, MA NECTA Division 1,450 0.83 4.41 $44.11 $91,740
Bismarck, ND 50 0.80 4.25 $27.39 $56,970
Harrisburg-Carlisle, PA 210 0.69 3.68 $29.16 $60,660
Philadelphia, PA Metropolitan Division 1,140 0.62 3.30 $42.69 $88,800
Framingham, MA NECTA Division 100 0.61 3.22 $52.47 $109,130




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)
San Jose-Sunnyvale-Santa Clara, CA 300 0.33 1.73 $72.23 $150,230
Edison-New Brunswick, NJ Metropolitan Division 160 0.16 0.88 $61.61 $128,140
Newark-Union, NJ-PA Metropolitan Division 210 0.22 1.18 $60.92 $126,720
San Francisco-San Mateo-Redwood City, CA Metropolitan Division 490 0.47 2.51 $57.55 $119,700
Framingham, MA NECTA Division 100 0.61 3.22 $52.47 $109,130
Bethesda-Rockville-Frederick, MD Metropolitan Division 880 1.57 8.35 $51.43 $106,980
Oakland-Fremont-Hayward, CA Metropolitan Division 110 0.11 0.61 $51.42 $106,940
Raleigh-Cary, NC 250 0.48 2.53 $50.80 $105,650
San Diego-Carlsbad-San Marcos, CA 410 0.32 1.70 $49.42 $102,800
Kalamazoo-Portage, MI 60 0.49 2.58 $48.29 $100,440

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)
West Central Wisconsin nonmetropolitan area 30 0.18 0.96 $28.91 $60,130

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)
West Central Wisconsin nonmetropolitan area 30 0.18 0.96 $28.91 $60,130

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)
West Central Wisconsin nonmetropolitan area 30 0.18 0.96 $28.91 $60,130


About May 2013 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 2013 National Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

May 2013 State Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

May 2013 Metropolitan and Nonmetropolitan Area Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

May 2013 National Industry-Specific Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

May 2013 Occupation Profiles

Technical Notes

Last Modified Date: April 1, 2014

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