Occupational Employment and Wages, May 2016

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. Includes actuarial clerks.


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)
10,900 3.7 % $23.22 $48,300 0.9 %

Percentile wage estimates for this occupation:

Percentile 10% 25% 50%
(Median)
75% 90%
Hourly Wage $14.51 $17.97 $22.53 $28.01 $33.40
Annual Wage (2) $30,190 $37,370 $46,850 $58,260 $69,480


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)
Insurance Carriers 1,760 0.15 $24.62 $51,200
State Government (OES Designation) 930 0.04 $20.38 $42,400
Federal Executive Branch (OES Designation) 880 0.04 $18.82 $39,140
General Medical and Surgical Hospitals 840 0.02 $20.74 $43,140
Colleges, Universities, and Professional Schools 830 0.03 $23.33 $48,520

Industries with the highest concentration of employment in this occupation:

Industry Employment (1) Percent of industry employment Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Insurance Carriers 1,760 0.15 $24.62 $51,200
Newspaper, Periodical, Book, and Directory Publishers 340 0.09 $22.21 $46,200
Scientific Research and Development Services 540 0.08 $24.60 $51,160
Other Information Services 200 0.08 $24.98 $51,960
Management, Scientific, and Technical Consulting Services 670 0.05 $23.74 $49,390

Top paying industries for this occupation:

Industry Employment (1) Percent of industry employment Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Outpatient Care Centers (8) (8) $30.01 $62,430
Computer Systems Design and Related Services 180 0.01 $29.09 $60,510
Other Financial Investment Activities 80 0.02 $28.52 $59,330
Oil and Gas Extraction 80 0.04 $27.14 $56,450
Wired Telecommunications Carriers 70 0.01 $26.68 $55,500


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)
California 800 0.05 0.65 $26.09 $54,270
Indiana 740 0.25 3.20 $18.29 $38,050
Pennsylvania 690 0.12 1.55 $24.59 $51,160
Texas 670 0.06 0.73 $25.55 $53,150
Illinois 660 0.11 1.45 $23.68 $49,250




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 370 0.52 6.71 $26.18 $54,450
Indiana 740 0.25 3.20 $18.29 $38,050
Washington 480 0.16 2.01 $25.74 $53,530
Massachusetts 560 0.16 2.09 $26.90 $55,950
New Hampshire 100 0.15 1.94 $23.24 $48,340




Top paying States for this occupation:

State Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Connecticut 80 0.05 0.65 $32.35 $67,280
Montana 40 0.09 1.17 $27.17 $56,500
Massachusetts 560 0.16 2.09 $26.90 $55,950
District of Columbia 370 0.52 6.71 $26.18 $54,450
New York 650 0.07 0.92 $26.10 $54,290





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)
Louisville/Jefferson County, KY-IN 680 1.06 13.62 $17.06 $35,490
New York-Jersey City-White Plains, NY-NJ Metropolitan Division 570 0.09 1.11 $26.51 $55,140
Washington-Arlington-Alexandria, DC-VA-MD-WV Metropolitan Division 480 0.19 2.46 $25.32 $52,670
Boston-Cambridge-Newton, MA NECTA Division 430 0.24 3.07 $27.21 $56,600
Durham-Chapel Hill, NC 370 1.26 16.25 $20.11 $41,830
Seattle-Bellevue-Everett, WA Metropolitan Division 320 0.20 2.58 $27.76 $57,740
Chicago-Naperville-Arlington Heights, IL Metropolitan Division 310 0.09 1.10 $21.19 $44,080
Austin-Round Rock, TX 310 0.32 4.15 $24.59 $51,140
Montgomery County-Bucks County-Chester County, PA Metropolitan Division 260 0.25 3.27 $26.67 $55,470
Los Angeles-Long Beach-Glendale, CA Metropolitan Division 230 0.05 0.69 $23.58 $49,040




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)
Bloomington, IL 200 2.22 28.60 $25.27 $52,570
Durham-Chapel Hill, NC 370 1.26 16.25 $20.11 $41,830
Louisville/Jefferson County, KY-IN 680 1.06 13.62 $17.06 $35,490
Olympia-Tumwater, WA 40 0.36 4.65 $18.06 $37,570
Des Moines-West Des Moines, IA 120 0.34 4.32 $27.77 $57,750
Austin-Round Rock, TX 310 0.32 4.15 $24.59 $51,140
Montgomery County-Bucks County-Chester County, PA Metropolitan Division 260 0.25 3.27 $26.67 $55,470
Erie, PA 30 0.25 3.24 $24.02 $49,950
Boston-Cambridge-Newton, MA NECTA Division 430 0.24 3.07 $27.21 $56,600
Seattle-Bellevue-Everett, WA Metropolitan Division 320 0.20 2.58 $27.76 $57,740




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)
Indianapolis-Carmel-Anderson, IN 70 0.07 0.86 $33.21 $69,070
Hartford-West Hartford-East Hartford, CT 60 0.10 1.27 $31.73 $65,990
Dallas-Plano-Irving, TX Metropolitan Division 50 0.02 0.25 $29.79 $61,950
Lake County-Kenosha County, IL-WI Metropolitan Division 30 0.08 1.06 $27.96 $58,150
San Francisco-Redwood City-South San Francisco, CA Metropolitan Division 110 0.11 1.36 $27.94 $58,110
Des Moines-West Des Moines, IA 120 0.34 4.32 $27.77 $57,750
Seattle-Bellevue-Everett, WA Metropolitan Division 320 0.20 2.58 $27.76 $57,740
Anaheim-Santa Ana-Irvine, CA Metropolitan Division 90 0.05 0.70 $27.50 $57,190
Oakland-Hayward-Berkeley, CA Metropolitan Division 40 0.04 0.52 $27.33 $56,840
Boston-Cambridge-Newton, MA NECTA Division 430 0.24 3.07 $27.21 $56,600

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)
Southwest Montana nonmetropolitan area 40 0.31 3.94 $27.22 $56,620

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)
Southwest Montana nonmetropolitan area 40 0.31 3.94 $27.22 $56,620

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)
Southwest Montana nonmetropolitan area 40 0.31 3.94 $27.22 $56,620


About May 2016 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 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 2016 National Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

May 2016 State Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

May 2016 Metropolitan and Nonmetropolitan Area Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

May 2016 National Industry-Specific Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

May 2016 Occupation Profiles

Technical Notes

 

Last Modified Date: March 31, 2017