The median annual wage of statisticians was $72,830 in May 2010. The median wage is the wage at which half the workers in an occupation earned more than that amount and half earned less. The lowest 10 percent earned less than $39,090 and the top 10 percent earned more than $119,100.
In March 2011, the average annual salary in the federal government was $95,695 for statisticians and $108,868 for mathematical statisticians.
As shown in the tabulation below, statisticians working for the federal government had the highest median annual wage in May 2010:
|Federal government, excluding postal service||$94,970|
|Scientific research and development services||83,140|
|Colleges, universities, and professional schools;|
state, local, and private
|State government, excluding education and hospitals||45,370|
Source: Bureau of Labor Statistics, U.S. Department of Labor, Occupational Outlook Handbook, 2012-13 Edition