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Statistician - Federal Salaries of 2018

Pay Rates for "Statistician"

How much does a Statistician in the federal government get paid? $104,822.41* *Based on the 2018 average.
3,182 EMPLOYEES
$333.02M TOTAL SALARY
GS MOST COMMON PAYSCALE

Statistician was the 83rd most popular job in the U.S. Government in 2018, with 3,182 employed. The most common payscale was the general schedule payscale.

In 2018, the Bureau of the Census hired the most employees titled Statistics, with an average salary of $99,233.

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 1,465 $99,233.48
National Agricultural Statistics Service 532 $97,882.70
Centers for Disease Control and Prevention 207 $116,527.05
Veterans Health Administration 147 $95,556.32
National Institutes of Health 70 $117,488.56
Institute of Education Sciences 59 $131,878.88
Environmental Protection Agency 52 $115,284.65
Bureau of Labor Statistics 51 $110,907.06
Office of Justice Programs 37 $120,776.76
Department of Energy 34 $119,758.85
Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services 31 $114,916.74
National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration 31 $112,112.81
Geological Survey 28 $107,396.64
Substance Abuse & Mental Health Service Administration 24 $122,699.71
Food and Drug Administration 21 $111,156.67
Citizenship and Immigration Services 20 $119,476.00
Internal Revenue Service 19 $131,736.37
National Science Foundation 18 $148,557.72
U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service 17 $89,703.82
Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality 17 $130,432.94
Forest Service 15 $94,886.87
Health Resources and Services Administration 12 $123,122.17
Department of Homeland Security Headquarters 12 $118,286.92
Risk Management Agency 11 $105,218.00
Indian Health Service 10 $113,804.90
Agricultural Research Service 10 $123,511.30
Office of Secretary of Transportation 9 $92,557.11
Federal Emergency Management Agency 9 $101,547.44
Federal Aviation Administration 8 $118,066.63
Offices, Boards and Divisions 8 $86,014.13
Securities and Exchange Commission 7 $113,146.43
Food and Nutrition Service 7 $95,087.43
Office of Personnel Management 6 $116,725.33
Consumer Product Safety Commission 6 $128,750.50
Patent and Trademark Office 6 $124,722.50
Office of Federal Contract Compliance Programs 6 $137,674.33
Immigration and Customs Enforcement 6 $106,787.00
Railroad Retirement Board 5 $111,601.20
Bureau of Economic Analysis 5 $99,547.00
Federal Bureau of Investigation 5 $165,480.00
U.S. International Trade Commission 5 $92,572.80
Inspector General (Department of Veterans Affairs) 5 $135,232.00
Immediate Office of Assistant Secretary for Policy & Planning 5 $136,122.40
Office of the Director 5 $112,157.20
U.S. Secret Service 5 $115,545.00
Customs and Border Protection 5 $114,057.20
Federal Student Aid 4 $124,692.75
Administration for Children and Families 4 $108,401.50
Office of the Inspector General (Department of Agriculture) 4 $117,317.00
Food Safety and Inspection Service 4 $123,034.75
Office of Management and Budget 4 $152,336.75
U.S. Marshals Service 4 $117,401.25
Occupational Safety and Health Administration 4 $130,022.50
Alcohol and Tobacco Tax and Trade Bureau 3 $108,926.33
Office of Inspector General (Department of Housing and Urban Development) 3 $121,847.33
Langley Research Center 3 $89,630.00
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
Rural Housing Service 3 $113,857.00
Office of Inspector General (Department of Transportation) 2 $132,508.00
Pipeline/Hazardous Materials Safety Administration 2 $134,841.50
Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration 2 $121,356.00
Headquarters, Nasa 2 $108,435.50
Equal Employment Opportunity Commission 2 $138,510.50
Office Secretary Health and Human Services 2 $144,328.00
U.S. Coast Guard 2 $106,115.00
Institute of Museum and Library Services 2 $130,697.00
U.S. Agency for International Development 2 $151,030.00
National Institute of Standards and Technology 2 $142,351.50
Office of the Inspector General (Department of Commerce) 2 $101,471.50
Bureau of Prisons/Federal Prison System 2 $123,234.00
Drug Enforcement Administration 2 $144,078.00
U.S. Trustee Program 2 $134,084.00
Office of Postsecondary Education 1 $107,435.00
Federal Communications Commission 1 $162,550.00
Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation 1 $197,562.00
Bureau of Consumer Financial Protection 1 $203,631.00
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 $149,537.00
Office of the Inspector General (Department of Homeland Security) 1 $141,894.00
Transportation Security Administration 1 $113,091.00
Federal Law Enforcement Training Centers 1 $100,118.00
National Protection and Programs Directorate 1 $130,692.00
Social Security Administration 1 $147,479.00
Bureau of the Fiscal Service 1 $116,520.00
National Cemetery Administration 1 $97,956.00
Natural Resources Conservation Service 1 $131,833.00
Economic Research Service 1 $146,129.00
Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service 1 $91,598.00
Council of Economic Advisers 1 $57,000.00
Office of the Secretary (Department of Commerce) 1 $86,612.00
Office of Workers' Compensation Programs 1 $117,373.00
Office of Planning, Evaluation and Policy Development 1 $145,629.00
Office of Inspector General (Department of Education) 1 $136,213.00
Office of Special Education and Rehabilitation Service 1 $146,879.00
Foreign Agricultural Service 1 $94,796.00
Assistant Secretary for Housing-Federal Housing Commissioner 1 $98,956.00
Indian Affairs 1 $72,582.00
Bureau of Ocean Energy Management 1 $126,958.00
Corporation for National and Community Service 1 $95,826.00
Office of National Drug Control Policy 1 $161,900.00
Federal Retirement Thrift Investment Board 1 $116,005.00
Department of State 1 $94,796.00

Statistician Pay Distribution

The average pay for a Statistician is $104,822.41. The highest paid Statistician made $248,039 in 2018.

Common Statistician Payscales

Payscale Number of Statistics Employees
GS - General Schedule 2,869
GG - Grades Similar To General Schedule 103
RG - Code For Use By Hhs Only. 40
ZP - Scientific And Engineering Professional 38
ES - Senior Executive Service 28
EI - Advisory Committee Member (other) 17
AD - Administratively Determined Rates, Not E 13
EF - Consultant (5 U.s.c. 3109) 11
EH - Advisory Committee Member (5 U.s.c. 3109 9
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
ED - Expert (5 U.s.c. 3109) 4
SL - Senior Level Positions 4
GM - Emp Covered By Pmrs Termination Provisns 3
IC - Federal Emergency Management Agency Use 2
EL - Non-executive Positions At Fhfa 1
SV - Trans Security Admin Emp Other Than Exec 1
NY - All Other Positions In The Corporation 1
CN - Bur Of (cfpb) An Indep Ag Within Frs 1
CG - Corporate Graded 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 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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