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Statistician - Federal Salaries of 2017

Pay Rates for "Statistician"

How much does a Statistician in the federal government get paid? $104,439.53* *Based on the 2017 average.
3,193 EMPLOYEES
$333.06M TOTAL SALARY
GS MOST COMMON PAYSCALE

Statistician was the 82nd most popular job in the U.S. Government in 2017, with 3,193 employed. The most common payscale was the general schedule payscale.

In 2017, the Bureau of the Census hired the most employees titled Statistics, with an average salary of $98,982.

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 $98,982.16
National Agricultural Statistics Service 533 $97,436.23
Centers for Disease Control and Prevention 211 $116,290.68
Veterans Health Administration 152 $95,188.31
National Institutes of Health 69 $117,097.00
Institute of Education Sciences 59 $131,878.88
Bureau of Labor Statistics 51 $110,726.69
Environmental Protection Agency 51 $115,284.65
Office of Justice Programs 36 $119,812.22
Department of Energy 34 $119,321.32
National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration 31 $111,851.35
Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services 31 $114,916.74
Geological Survey 28 $107,289.50
Substance Abuse & Mental Health Service Administration 24 $122,699.71
Food and Drug Administration 22 $112,230.36
Citizenship and Immigration Services 20 $119,102.60
Internal Revenue Service 19 $131,186.63
National Science Foundation 18 $148,557.72
U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service 17 $89,406.00
Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality 17 $130,432.94
Forest Service 15 $94,741.93
Health Resources and Services Administration 12 $122,547.75
Department of Homeland Security Headquarters 12 $117,664.58
Risk Management Agency 11 $104,677.09
Indian Health Service 10 $113,804.90
Agricultural Research Service 10 $123,270.70
Federal Emergency Management Agency 9 $101,547.44
Office of Secretary of Transportation 9 $92,557.11
Offices, Boards and Divisions 8 $85,676.63
Federal Aviation Administration 8 $118,066.63
Food and Nutrition Service 7 $95,087.43
Securities and Exchange Commission 7 $112,321.71
Office of Federal Contract Compliance Programs 6 $137,674.33
Patent and Trademark Office 6 $121,850.00
Office of Personnel Management 6 $115,287.67
Consumer Product Safety Commission 6 $128,750.50
Immigration and Customs Enforcement 6 $106,110.50
Customs and Border Protection 5 $113,823.00
U.S. Secret Service 5 $114,798.20
Federal Bureau of Investigation 5 $55,426.67
Office of the Director 5 $112,157.20
Administration for Children and Families 5 $119,101.20
Bureau of Economic Analysis 5 $99,547.00
Railroad Retirement Board 5 $111,601.20
U.S. International Trade Commission 5 $92,302.80
Immediate Office of Assistant Secretary for Policy & Planning 5 $136,122.40
Inspector General (Department of Veterans Affairs) 5 $134,652.00
Occupational Safety and Health Administration 4 $128,299.25
Federal Student Aid 4 $123,499.00
Food Safety and Inspection Service 4 $123,034.75
Office of the Inspector General (Department of Agriculture) 4 $117,317.00
Office of Management and Budget 4 $155,529.75
U.S. Marshals Service 4 $116,847.00
Office of Inspector General (Department of Housing and Urban Development) 3 $121,847.33
Langley Research Center 3 $85,882.67
Employment and Training Administration 3 $124,375.67
Office of Assistant Secretary for Policy 3 $132,367.00
Office for Civil Rights 3 $136,882.67
Alcohol and Tobacco Tax and Trade Bureau 3 $108,926.33
Rural Housing Service 3 $113,857.00
Institute of Museum and Library Services 2 $130,697.00
U.S. Agency for International Development 2 $151,030.00
Office of the Inspector General (Department of Commerce) 2 $101,471.50
National Institute of Standards and Technology 2 $142,351.50
U.S. Trustee Program 2 $131,887.50
Bureau of Prisons/Federal Prison System 2 $123,234.00
Headquarters, Nasa 2 $108,435.50
Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration 2 $121,356.00
Office of Inspector General (Department of Transportation) 2 $131,508.00
Pipeline/Hazardous Materials Safety Administration 2 $134,841.50
Drug Enforcement Administration 2 $144,078.00
Equal Employment Opportunity Commission 2 $138,510.50
Office Secretary Health and Human Services 2 $144,328.00
Office of Workers' Compensation Programs 1 $117,373.00
Office of Inspector General (Department of Education) 1 $136,213.00
Office of Postsecondary Education 1 $107,435.00
Office of Planning, Evaluation and Policy Development 1 $145,629.00
Office of Special Education and Rehabilitation Service 1 $146,879.00
Federal Communications Commission 1 $162,550.00
Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation 1 $196,062.00
Bureau of Consumer Financial Protection 1 $0.00
Public Buildings Service 1 $98,415.00
Office of Inspector General (Department of Health and Human Services) 1 $154,753.00
Agency for Toxic Substances and Disease Regulation 1 $117,028.00
Office of Inspector General (Federal Housing Finance Agency) 1 $144,830.00
Office of National Drug Control Policy 1 $161,900.00
Federal Retirement Thrift Investment Board 1 $115,755.00
Department of State 1 $94,796.00
Social Security Administration 1 $147,479.00
Bureau of the Fiscal Service 1 $116,520.00
Office of Comptroller of Currency 1 $88,110.00
National Cemetery Administration 1 $97,956.00
Office of the Inspector General (Department of Homeland Security) 1 $141,894.00
Transportation Security Administration 1 $113,091.00
National Protection and Programs Directorate 1 $130,692.00
Federal Law Enforcement Training Centers 1 $100,118.00
Assistant Secretary for Housing-Federal Housing Commissioner 1 $91,350.00
Bureau of Ocean Energy Management 1 $126,958.00
Indian Affairs 1 $72,582.00
Corporation for National and Community Service 1 $95,826.00
Foreign Agricultural Service 1 $94,796.00
Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service 1 $91,598.00
Rural Business-Cooperative Service 1 $97,956.00
Natural Resources Conservation Service 1 $131,833.00
Economic Research Service 1 $146,129.00
Council of Economic Advisers 1 $57,000.00
Office of the Secretary (Department of Commerce) 1 $86,612.00

Statistician Pay Distribution

The average pay for a Statistician is $104,439.53. The highest paid Statistician made $248,039 in 2017.

Common Statistician Payscales

Payscale Number of Statistics Employees
GS - General Schedule 2,878
GG - Grades Similar To General Schedule 104
RG - Code For Use By Hhs Only. 42
ZP - Scientific And Engineering Professional 38
ES - Senior Executive Service 28
EI - Advisory Committee Member (other) 17
AD - Administratively Determined Rates, Not E 13
EH - Advisory Committee Member (5 U.s.c. 3109 10
EF - Consultant (5 U.s.c. 3109) 10
IR - Irs Broadband Class And Pay System Pos 8
FV - Faa Core Compensation Plan 8
SK - Sec Emp Formerly Under Gs, Gm, And Ez 7
ST - Scientific And Professional 6
RF - Code Is For Use By Hhs Only. 6
SL - Senior Level Positions 4
ED - Expert (5 U.s.c. 3109) 3
GM - Emp Covered By Pmrs Termination Provisns 3
IC - Federal Emergency Management Agency Use 2
NB - Ofc Of Comptroller Of The Currency Only 1
NY - All Other Positions In The Corporation 1
SV - Trans Security Admin Emp Other Than Exec 1
EL - Non-executive Positions At Fhfa 1
CN - Bur Of (cfpb) An Indep Ag Within Frs 1
CG - Corporate Graded 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 2019

In 2004, the average pay for a Statistician was $79,513. Since then, the average pay has increased to $110,757 in 2019.


Data Sources

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The series code of this occupation is 1530.

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