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Statistician - Federal Salaries of 2021

Pay Rates for "Statistician"

How much does a Statistician in the federal government get paid? $116,333.81* *Based on the 2021 average.
3,440 EMPLOYEES
$399.49M TOTAL SALARY
GS MOST COMMON PAYSCALE

Statistician was the 78th most popular job in the U.S. Government in 2021, with 3,440 employed. The most common payscale was the general schedule payscale.

In 2021, the Bureau of the Census hired the most employees titled Statistics, with an average salary of $113,435.

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 1,494 $113,434.55
National Agricultural Statistics Service 500 $110,003.97
Centers for Disease Control and Prevention 232 $122,067.14
Veterans Health Administration 216 $104,473.95
National Institutes of Health 64 $131,436.27
Bureau of Labor Statistics 63 $103,874.08
Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services 51 $115,396.39
Department of Energy 47 $129,870.89
Institute of Education Sciences 47 $146,333.38
Food and Drug Administration 45 $117,724.22
Internal Revenue Service 37 $121,335.08
Office of Justice Programs 33 $128,211.76
Environmental Protection Agency 32 $123,449.03
Citizenship and Immigration Services 30 $137,103.50
National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration 29 $120,376.48
Health Resources and Services Administration 28 $119,960.64
Geological Survey 25 $110,503.56
Equal Employment Opportunity Commission 25 $114,192.24
Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality 20 $145,270.55
National Science Foundation 18 $175,088.72
Substance Abuse & Mental Health Service Administration 17 $125,629.41
Federal Emergency Management Agency 16 $112,799.31
U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service 15 $109,389.00
Offices, Boards and Divisions 14 $97,918.93
Inspector General (Department of Veterans Affairs) 13 $134,746.08
Department of Homeland Security Headquarters 13 $117,246.46
Patent and Trademark Office 12 $122,865.67
U.S. International Trade Commission 12 $99,497.17
Risk Management Agency 11 $103,410.73
Consumer Product Safety Commission 10 $133,269.20
U.S. Secret Service 10 $129,989.67
Office of Secretary of Transportation 9 $124,354.11
Food and Nutrition Service 9 $111,830.00
Agricultural Research Service 8 $114,369.88
Bureau of Economic Analysis 8 $129,985.38
Indian Health Service 8 $126,720.63
Federal Student Aid 7 $116,649.14
Forest Service 7 $101,159.14
Immediate Office of Assistant Secretary for Policy & Planning 7 $149,265.57
Office of Personnel Management 6 $126,877.00
Railroad Retirement Board 6 $133,607.67
U.S. Marshals Service 6 $141,398.00
Occupational Safety and Health Administration 6 $155,116.83
Office of Planning, Evaluation and Policy Development 6 $126,932.00
Office of Intergovernmental and Interagency Affairs 6 $124,975.50
Office Secretary Health and Human Services 6 $115,205.17
Immigration and Customs Enforcement 6 $118,455.80
Veterans Customer Exper (Vce) 6 $143,501.33
Securities and Exchange Commission 5 $149,730.60
Food Safety and Inspection Service 5 $126,195.20
Office of Federal Contract Compliance Programs 5 $144,746.60
Office of the Director 5 $130,140.80
Office of Assistant Secretary for Policy 4 $144,307.50
Office for Civil Rights 4 $130,614.25
Federal Aviation Administration 4 $101,054.75
Alcohol and Tobacco Tax and Trade Bureau 4 $121,926.00
Departmental Offices 4 $140,250.25
Administration for Children and Families 4 $125,235.00
Rural Housing Service 4 $116,129.75
Office of Management and Budget 4 $148,030.00
Office of the Inspector General (Department of Commerce) 4 $101,949.25
Federal Bureau of Investigation 4 $176,357.00
National Institute of Standards and Technology 3 $141,331.33
Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation 3 $193,139.00
Federal Trade Commission 3 $81,282.00
Langley Research Center 3 $118,053.00
Department of State 3 $147,266.00
Federal Housing Finance Agency 3 $218,669.33
Assistant Secretary for Policy Development and Resolution 3 $133,858.67
Headquarters, Nasa 3 $113,467.67
Bureau of Prisons/Federal Prison System 2 $134,798.00
Drug Enforcement Administration 2 $164,309.00
U.S. Trustee Program 2 $163,970.50
Pretrial Services Agency 2 $133,990.00
Economic Research Service 2 $126,883.50
Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service 2 $82,417.50
National Credit Union Administration 2 $1,000.00
Veterans Benefits Administration 2 $119,236.00
U.S. Coast Guard 2 $122,802.50
Transportation Security Administration 2 $149,635.00
Customs and Border Protection 2 $128,341.00
Office of National Drug Control Policy 2 $154,558.50
National Transportation Safety Board 2 $91,702.00
Office of Inspector General (Department of Transportation) 2 $108,490.50
Pipeline/Hazardous Materials Safety Administration 2 $163,118.50
Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration 2 $143,100.00
Nuclear Regulatory Commission 1 $128,202.00
Federal Retirement Thrift Investment Board 1 $134,782.00
Federal Railroad Administration 1 $199,300.00
Maritime Administration 1 $87,698.00
Bureau of the Fiscal Service 1 $127,364.00
Office of the Secretary (Department of Veterans Affairs) 1 $124,342.00
National Cemetery Administration 1 $134,782.00
Office of the Inspector General (Department of Justice) 1 $123,774.00
Executive Office for Immigration Review 1 $107,146.00
Office of Workers' Compensation Programs 1 $143,389.00
Women's Bureau 1 $142,950.00
Office of Inspector General (Department of Education) 1 $144,128.00
Office of Special Education and Rehabilitation Service 1 $160,286.00
Office of Postsecondary Education 1 $127,885.00
Federal Communications Commission 1 $172,500.00
Bureau of Consumer Financial Protection 1 $74,637.00
Assistant Secretary for Housing-Federal Housing Commissioner 1 $119,516.00
Office of the Inspector General (Department of Interior) 1 $101,028.00
Bureau of Ocean Energy Management 1 $155,952.00
1 $80,549.00
Administration for Community Living 1 $93,313.00
Office of Inspector General (Federal Housing Finance Agency) 1 $164,834.00
Office of the Inspector General (Department of Homeland Security) 1 $159,286.00
Federal Law Enforcement Training Centers 1 $134,729.00
Fpac Business Center 1 $104,190.00
Institute of Museum and Library Services 1 $159,286.00
U.S. Agency for International Development 1 $88,198.00
National Telecommunications and Information Administration 1 $145,000.00

Statistician Pay Distribution

The average pay for a Statistician is $116,333.81. The highest paid Statistician made $243,147 in 2021.

Common Statistician Payscales

Payscale Number of Statistics Employees
GS - General Schedule 3,189
GG - Grades Similar To General Schedule 57
RG - Scientists Appointed As Fellows And Compensated Under 42 U.s.c. 209(g). Includes Non-citizens Whose Employment 45
ZP - Scientific And Engineering Professional 40
ES - Senior Executive Service 24
AD - Administratively Determined Rates, Not Elsewhere Specified 18
EI - Advisory Committee Member (other) 8
IR - Internal Revenue Service Broadband Classification And Pay System Positions Only 7
IC - Employees Holding Incident Management Cadre Of On-call Response/recovery Employees(core)positions 7
RF - Employees Appointed And Compensated As Special Consultants Under 42 U.s.c. 209(f). Includes Non-citizens Whose 7
EF - Consultant (5 U.s.c. 3109) 6
SK - Non-supervisorty Postions Employed By The Securities And Exchange Commission (sec) And Formerly Under Gs Pay 5
ST - Scientific And Professional 4
OR - Employees Of The Office Of Financial Research (ofr) Within The Department Of The Treasury 4
CG - Corporate Graded 3
EL - Non-executive Positions At The Federal Housing Finance Agency 3
FV - Federal Aviation Administration Core Compensation Plan 3
CU - Credit Union Employees 2
SV - Transportation Security Administration Employees Other Than Executives 2
EH - Advisory Committee Member (5 U.s.c. 3109) 2
CN - Bureau Of Consumer Financial Protect(cfpb) Independent Agcy Within The Fed Res Syst(use By Cfpb Only) 1
LL - Executives At The Federal Housing Finance Agency 1
FG - Similar To The General Schedule 1
SL - Senior Level Positions 1

Starting Paygrade: $34,649.00 / year base pay at paygrade GS-6, Step 1
Maximum Paygrade: $146,757.00 / 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 2021

In 2004, the average pay for a Statistician was $79,513. Since then, the average pay has increased to $116,334 in 2021.


Data Sources

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