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Statistician - Federal Salaries of 2016

Pay Rates for "Statistician"

How much does a Statistician in the federal government get paid? $101,161.96* *Based on the 2016 average.
3,166 EMPLOYEES
$319.98M TOTAL SALARY
GS MOST COMMON PAYSCALE

Statistician was the 84th most popular job in the U.S. Government in 2016, with 3,166 employed. The most common payscale was the general schedule payscale.

In 2016, the Bureau of the Census hired the most employees titled Statistics, with an average salary of $96,384.

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 1,431 $96,384.18
National Agricultural Statistics Service 539 $93,596.65
Centers for Disease Control and Prevention 220 $112,239.13
Veterans Health Administration 145 $92,939.50
National Institutes of Health 71 $115,232.52
Institute of Education Sciences 57 $126,587.93
Environmental Protection Agency 55 $115,699.71
Bureau of Labor Statistics 54 $99,932.09
Office of Justice Programs 36 $113,256.61
Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services 33 $110,811.64
Department of Energy 32 $118,451.63
National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration 28 $113,406.50
Geological Survey 27 $104,098.59
Substance Abuse & Mental Health Service Administration 25 $120,210.92
Food and Drug Administration 24 $111,808.29
Internal Revenue Service 21 $126,625.90
National Science Foundation 17 $148,407.59
Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality 17 $125,842.29
U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service 16 $82,085.63
Bureau of Citizenshp and Immigratn Services 15 $113,820.87
Forest Service 14 $94,339.21
Agricultural Research Service 13 $114,150.00
Department of Homeland Security Headquarters 12 $101,251.17
Risk Management Agency 11 $100,016.73
Indian Health Service 10 $109,535.90
Offices, Boards and Divisions 10 $72,180.10
Federal Emergency Management Agency 10 $95,689.70
Health Resources and Services Administration 9 $122,527.67
Federal Aviation Administration 8 $111,898.88
Food and Nutrition Service 7 $90,571.14
Office of Secretary of Transportation 7 $107,129.14
Office of Personnel Management 7 $99,080.00
Administration for Children and Families 6 $116,118.17
Railroad Retirement Board 6 $103,244.83
Federal Student Aid 6 $98,699.33
Consumer Product Safety Commission 5 $129,039.20
Bureau of Customs and Border Protection 5 $108,786.40
Bureau of Immigration & Customs Enforcement 5 $104,888.60
Patent and Trademark Office 5 $117,481.60
U.S. International Trade Commission 5 $82,153.40
Office of Federal Contract Compliance Programs 5 $132,760.60
Food Safety and Inspection Service 5 $112,308.60
Occupational Safety and Health Administration 5 $128,451.60
Securities and Exchange Commission 5 $101,143.40
Bureau of Economic Analysis 5 $99,246.60
Office of the Inspector General (Department of Agriculture) 4 $110,553.25
Office of Management and Budget 4 $151,837.25
Federal Bureau of Investigation 4 $107,778.50
Office of the Director 4 $107,972.50
Alcohol and Tobacco Tax and Trade Bureau 4 $103,999.50
Rural Housing Service 4 $109,041.75
U.S. Secret Service 4 $109,708.25
Inspector General (Department of Veterans Affairs) 3 $130,792.00
U.S. Marshals Service 3 $109,184.00
Employment and Training Administration 3 $116,243.67
Deputy Assistant Secretary for Program & Data Analysis 3 $134,296.00
Drug Enforcement Administration 3 $128,177.00
Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service 3 $90,582.33
Office for Civil Rights 3 $133,056.33
Langley Research Center 3 $75,979.00
Office of the Inspector General (Department of Commerce) 3 $89,883.33
Bureau of Consumer Financial Protection 3 $0.00
Office Secretary Health and Human Services 2 $138,014.00
Agency for International Development 2 $145,483.00
U.S. Trustee Program 2 $126,064.00
Office of Inspector General (Department of Transportation) 2 $127,758.50
Bureau of Prisons/Federal Prison System 2 $119,794.00
Office of Inspector General (Department of Housing and Urban Development) 2 $114,167.00
Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration 2 $114,481.50
Department of State 2 $93,188.50
National Institute of Standards and Technology 2 $139,148.50
Transportation Security Administration 2 $111,381.50
Equal Employment Opportunity Commission 2 $134,545.50
Bureau of Transportation Statistics 2 $123,176.00
Departmental Offices 1 $124,747.00
Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation 1 $188,331.00
Office of the Inspector General (Department of Homeland Security) 1 $134,296.00
Immediate Office of Assistant Secretary for Policy & Planning 1 $101,361.00
Office of Management (Department of Education) 1 $123,406.00
Office of Comptroller of Currency 1 $85,723.00
Nuclear Regulatory Commission 1 $112,858.00
Office of Postsecondary Education 1 $101,361.00
Office of Workers' Compensation Programs 1 $107,964.00
Assistant Secretary for Housing-Federal Housing Commissioner 1 $85,697.00
National Protection and Programs Directorate 1 $127,036.00
Office of the Secretary of the Interior 1 $90,073.00
Office of Special Education and Rehabilitation Service 1 $141,555.00
Council on Environmental Quality/Office of Environmental Quality 1 $47,500.00
Federal Retirement Thrift Investment Board 1 $108,887.00
Deputy Assistant Secretary for Planning & Evaluation 1 $149,432.00
Office of Planning, Evaluation and Policy Development 1 $142,455.00
Office of Inspector General (Department of Education) 1 $133,261.00
Office of Inspector General (Federal Housing Finance Agency) 1 $146,432.00
National Cemetery Administration 1 $92,545.00
Office of National Drug Control Policy 1 $160,300.00
Bureau of Ocean Energy Management 1 $119,776.00
Office of Assistant Secretary for Policy 1 $120,541.00
Bureau of the Fiscal Service 1 $109,270.00
Public Buildings Service 1 $93,610.00
Social Security Administration 1 $142,144.00
Economic Research Service 1 $141,805.00
Federal Communications Commission 1 $158,773.00
Headquarters, Nasa 1 $108,887.00
Indian Affairs 1 $69,205.00
Agency for Toxic Substances and Disease Regulation 1 $114,802.00
Natural Resources Conservation Service 1 $123,070.00
Office of the Secretary (Department of Commerce) 1 $76,766.00
Federal Law Enforcement Training Centers 1 $92,889.00
Corporation for National and Community Service 1 $95,646.00

Statistician Pay Distribution

The average pay for a Statistician is $101,161.96. The highest paid Statistician made $238,499 in 2016.

Common Statistician Payscales

Payscale Number of Statistics Employees
GS - General Schedule 2,925
RG - Code For Use By Hhs Only. 48
ZP - Scientific And Engineering Professional 35
GG - Grades Similar To General Schedule 25
ES - Senior Executive Service 25
EI - Advisory Committee Member (other) 17
AD - Administratively Determined Rates, Not E 15
EF - Consultant (5 U.s.c. 3109) 10
EH - Advisory Committee Member (5 U.s.c. 3109 9
IR - Irs Broadband Class And Pay System Pos 9
FV - Faa Core Compensation Plan 8
RF - Code Is For Use By Hhs Only. 6
ST - Scientific And Professional 5
GM - Emp Covered By Pmrs Termination Provisns 5
SK - Sec Emp Formerly Under Gs, Gm, And Ez 5
ED - Expert (5 U.s.c. 3109) 4
SL - Senior Level Positions 3
CN - Bur Of (cfpb) An Indep Ag Within Frs 3
SV - Trans Security Admin Emp Other Than Exec 2
IC - Federal Emergency Management Agency Use 2
CG - Corporate Graded 1
OR - Employees Of The Ofr, Treasury 1
NB - Ofc Of Comptroller Of The Currency Only 1
EL - Non-executive Positions At Fhfa 1
NY - All Other Positions In The Corporation 1

Starting Paygrade: $32,716.00 / year base pay at paygrade GS-6, Step 1
Maximum Paygrade: $138,572.00 / 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
Quality AssuranceAdministrative and ManagementGS-4GS-15
Education ServicesProfessional and ScientificGS-6GS-15
Educational TherapistProfessional and ScientificGS-6GS-15
Respiratory TherapistTechnical and Medical SupportGS-1GS-9
PsychologyProfessional and ScientificGS-6GS-15

Average Statistics Pay Trend from 2004 to 2017

In 2004, the average pay for a Statistician was $79,513. Since then, the average pay has increased to $104,440 in 2017.


Data Sources

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The series code of this occupation is 1530.

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