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Statistician - Federal Salaries of 2020

Pay Rates for "Statistician"

How much does a Statistician in the federal government get paid? $113,878.62* *Based on the 2020 average.
3,291 EMPLOYEES
$373.75M TOTAL SALARY
GS MOST COMMON PAYSCALE

Statistician was the 78th most popular job in the U.S. Government in 2020, with 3,291 employed. The most common payscale was the general schedule payscale.

In 2020, the Bureau of the Census hired the most employees titled Statistics, with an average salary of $110,368.

Government Statistics jobs are classified under the General Schedule (GS) payscale. The minimum paygrade for a Statistics job is GS-6, and the highest paygrade that can be attained within this job series is GS-15. Remember that the starting and maximum yearly pay listed above reflect base pay only - your actual salary will be higher based on the Locality Pay Adjustment for the area in which you work.

Job Description

Science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM) professions fall under this job category. Due to the growing focus of them STEM fields, individuals in this job category tend to advance more quickly than employees in the other job categories. Jobs in this category are being added quickly and many organizations have trouble finding qualified individuals. Individuals in this job category typically recieve pormotions of 2 grade increases at a time until they reach GS-12.

Agencies that have hired a Statistician

Agency Employees Hired Average Salary
Bureau of the Census 1,467 $110,368.38
National Agricultural Statistics Service 487 $108,894.83
Centers for Disease Control and Prevention 210 $120,271.23
Veterans Health Administration 205 $102,800.74
Bureau of Labor Statistics 63 $105,501.76
National Institutes of Health 58 $129,070.50
Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services 55 $111,164.69
Institute of Education Sciences 49 $143,737.63
Department of Energy 44 $128,238.66
Environmental Protection Agency 39 $116,678.16
Food and Drug Administration 34 $113,646.24
Office of Justice Programs 34 $128,756.06
Citizenship and Immigration Services 31 $135,289.87
National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration 29 $121,735.17
Geological Survey 28 $106,328.71
Internal Revenue Service 24 $124,545.75
National Science Foundation 20 $168,833.30
Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality 19 $145,822.37
Equal Employment Opportunity Commission 18 $109,467.28
Substance Abuse & Mental Health Service Administration 18 $126,677.83
Health Resources and Services Administration 18 $118,160.89
U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service 15 $106,602.07
Federal Emergency Management Agency 14 $106,521.79
Offices, Boards and Divisions 13 $81,768.38
Department of Homeland Security Headquarters 12 $114,480.75
Risk Management Agency 12 $97,446.50
U.S. International Trade Commission 11 $96,299.73
U.S. Secret Service 10 $120,040.33
Consumer Product Safety Commission 9 $134,998.00
Agricultural Research Service 9 $124,857.67
Forest Service 9 $104,188.89
Inspector General (Department of Veterans Affairs) 9 $140,229.89
Patent and Trademark Office 8 $121,879.50
Securities and Exchange Commission 8 $128,179.75
Indian Health Service 8 $124,183.38
Immediate Office of Assistant Secretary for Policy & Planning 7 $147,310.86
Federal Student Aid 7 $113,253.43
Office of Secretary of Transportation 7 $122,085.14
Office of Personnel Management 6 $133,916.67
Railroad Retirement Board 6 $129,124.17
Immigration and Customs Enforcement 6 $116,131.40
U.S. Marshals Service 6 $136,050.00
Occupational Safety and Health Administration 6 $151,195.67
Food and Nutrition Service 5 $110,871.40
Office of Management and Budget 5 $135,513.20
Bureau of Economic Analysis 5 $122,444.80
Federal Bureau of Investigation 5 $174,611.00
Office of Federal Contract Compliance Programs 5 $151,363.40
Office of the Director 5 $126,372.40
Department of State 4 $140,518.00
Federal Aviation Administration 4 $97,002.00
Administration for Children and Families 4 $121,285.00
Federal Trade Commission 4 $68,938.50
Veterans Customer Exper (Vce) 4 $142,157.25
National Institute of Standards and Technology 3 $138,500.00
Office of the Inspector General (Department of Commerce) 3 $87,724.00
Office of Inspector General (Department of Housing and Urban Development) 3 $130,458.67
Headquarters, Nasa 3 $108,181.33
Alcohol and Tobacco Tax and Trade Bureau 3 $124,450.33
Office of Assistant Secretary for Policy 3 $148,504.00
Office for Civil Rights 3 $117,493.67
Office of Planning, Evaluation and Policy Development 3 $159,697.00
Customs and Border Protection 3 $134,488.33
Office Secretary Health and Human Services 2 $129,875.00
U.S. Coast Guard 2 $119,332.50
Rural Housing Service 2 $126,620.00
Economic Research Service 2 $132,615.00
Office of the Inspector General (Department of Agriculture) 2 $128,246.50
Food Safety and Inspection Service 2 $128,622.00
Institute of Museum and Library Services 2 $149,621.50
U.S. Agency for International Development 2 $121,415.00
National Credit Union Administration 2 $0.00
Bureau of Prisons/Federal Prison System 2 $133,465.00
Drug Enforcement Administration 2 $160,210.50
U.S. Trustee Program 2 $156,972.50
Office of Intergovernmental and Interagency Affairs 2 $139,512.50
Bureau of Consumer Financial Protection 2 $68,372.50
Langley Research Center 2 $105,423.50
National Transportation Safety Board 2 $85,234.50
Office of Inspector General (Department of Transportation) 2 $148,377.50
Pipeline/Hazardous Materials Safety Administration 2 $159,129.00
Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration 2 $139,512.50
Nuclear Regulatory Commission 1 $124,955.00
Office of National Drug Control Policy 1 $170,800.00
Federal Retirement Thrift Investment Board 1 $129,404.00
Social Security Administration 1 $157,709.00
Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service 1 $100,945.00
Assistant Secretary for Housing-Federal Housing Commissioner 1 $112,930.00
Assistant Secretary for Policy Development and Resolution 1 $121,316.00
Bureau of Ocean Energy Management 1 $149,621.00
Administration for Community Living 1 $89,213.00
Office of Inspector General (Department of Health and Human Services) 1 $170,800.00
Agency for Toxic Substances and Disease Regulation 1 $124,955.00
Federal Housing Finance Agency 1 $235,000.00
Office of Inspector General (Federal Housing Finance Agency) 1 $159,260.00
Office of the Inspector General (Department of Homeland Security) 1 $157,709.00
Transportation Security Administration 1 $134,641.00
Federal Law Enforcement Training Centers 1 $109,479.00
Office of the Inspector General (Department of Justice) 1 $112,930.00
Executive Office for Immigration Review 1 $102,663.00
Office of Workers' Compensation Programs 1 $137,491.00
Women's Bureau 1 $133,465.00
Office of Special Education and Rehabilitation Service 1 $157,709.00
Office of Postsecondary Education 1 $123,198.00
Federal Communications Commission 1 $170,800.00
Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation 1 $214,328.00
Pretrial Services Agency 1 $133,447.00
Bureau of the Fiscal Service 1 $121,316.00
Veterans Benefits Administration 1 $133,447.00
National Cemetery Administration 1 $133,447.00

Statistician Pay Distribution

The average pay for a Statistician is $113,878.62. The highest paid Statistician made $235,000 in 2020.

Common Statistician Payscales

Payscale Number of Statistics Employees
GS - General Schedule 2,941
GG - Grades Similar To General Schedule 167
ZP - Scientific And Engineering Professional 36
RG - Scientists Appointed As Fellows And Compensated Under 42 U.s.c. 209(g). Includes Non-citizens Whose Employment 29
ES - Senior Executive Service 24
AD - Administratively Determined Rates, Not Elsewhere Specified 20
EI - Advisory Committee Member (other) 11
EF - Consultant (5 U.s.c. 3109) 9
SK - Non-supervisorty Postions Employed By The Securities And Exchange Commission (sec) And Formerly Under Gs Pay 8
RF - Employees Appointed And Compensated As Special Consultants Under 42 U.s.c. 209(f). Includes Non-citizens Whose 8
IR - Internal Revenue Service Broadband Classification And Pay System Positions Only 6
IC - Employees Holding Incident Management Cadre Of On-call Response/recovery Employees(core)positions 6
ST - Scientific And Professional 3
SL - Senior Level Positions 3
FV - Federal Aviation Administration Core Compensation Plan 3
EH - Advisory Committee Member (5 U.s.c. 3109) 3
GM - Employees Covered By The Performance Management And Recognition System (pmrs) Termination Provisions 2
CN - Bureau Of Consumer Financial Protect(cfpb) Independent Agcy Within The Fed Res Syst(use By Cfpb Only) 2
ED - Expert (5 U.s.c. 3109) 2
CU - Credit Union Employees 2
LL - Executives At The Federal Housing Finance Agency 1
EL - Non-executive Positions At The Federal Housing Finance Agency 1
SV - Transportation Security Administration Employees Other Than Executives 1
CG - Corporate Graded 1
FG - Similar To The General Schedule 1
EX - Executive Pay 1

Starting Paygrade: $33,903.00 / year base pay at paygrade GS-6, Step 1
Maximum Paygrade: $143,598.00 / year base pay at paygrade GS-15, Step 10
Category: Professional and Scientific
Occupation Family: 1500 MATHEMATICAL SCIENCES GROUP

Other Jobs at the GS-6 Paygrade

GS-6 is the starting paygrade for Statistics jobs. Here are some other Federal Government jobs that can be held by employees at the GS-6 paygrade.

Occupation Occupation Category Starting Paygrade Maximum Paygrade
Agricultural Commodity GradingAdministrative and ManagementGS-4GS-15
Education and Training TechnicianAdministrative and ManagementGS-4GS-15
Respiratory TherapistTechnical and Medical SupportGS-1GS-9
Educational TherapistProfessional and ScientificGS-6GS-15
GeographyProfessional and ScientificGS-6GS-15

Average Statistics Pay Trend from 2004 to 2020

In 2004, the average pay for a Statistician was $79,513. Since then, the average pay has increased to $113,879 in 2020.


Data Sources

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The series code of this occupation is 1530.

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