|Quick Facts: Mathematicians and Statisticians|
$96,280 per year
$46.29 per hour
|31% (Much faster than average)|
What Mathematicians and Statisticians Do
Mathematicians and statisticians analyze data and apply computational techniques to solve problems.
The top employers of mathematicians and statisticians are the federal government and scientific research and development companies. Mathematicians and statisticians may work on teams with engineers, scientists, and other specialists.
How to Become a Mathematician or Statistician
Mathematicians and statisticians typically need at least a master’s degree in mathematics or statistics. However, some positions are available to those with a bachelor’s degree.
The median annual wage for mathematicians was $108,100 in May 2021.
The median annual wage for statisticians was $95,570 in May 2021.
Overall employment of mathematicians and statisticians is projected to grow 31 percent from 2021 to 2031, much faster than the average for all occupations.
About 4,100 openings for mathematicians and statisticians are projected each year, on average, over the decade. Many of those openings are expected to result from the need to replace workers who transfer to different occupations or exit the labor force, such as to retire.
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