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Statistician - Federal Salaries of 2019

Pay Rates for "Statistician"

How much does a Statistician in the federal government get paid? $110,757.40* *Based on the 2019 average.
3,071 EMPLOYEES
$338.36M TOTAL SALARY
GS MOST COMMON PAYSCALE

Statistician was the 307th most popular job in the U.S. Government in 2019, with 3,071 employed. The most common payscale was the general schedule payscale.

In 2019, the Bureau of the Census hired the most employees titled Statistics, with an average salary of $106,085.

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 1,400 $106,084.78
National Agricultural Statistics Service 497 $103,812.55
Centers for Disease Control and Prevention 198 $121,751.74
Veterans Health Administration 172 $100,070.87
National Institutes of Health 61 $125,106.46
Bureau of Labor Statistics 52 $111,559.10
Institute of Education Sciences 51 $139,173.67
Environmental Protection Agency 42 $118,604.73
Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services 39 $112,700.62
Department of Energy 33 $131,947.27
National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration 31 $119,677.87
Office of Justice Programs 30 $124,365.55
Geological Survey 29 $104,123.00
Substance Abuse & Mental Health Service Administration 23 $132,886.61
Food and Drug Administration 22 $112,360.77
Citizenship and Immigration Services 21 $129,768.40
National Science Foundation 20 $158,139.95
Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality 17 $135,279.65
U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service 15 $97,466.20
Internal Revenue Service 15 $140,981.20
Federal Emergency Management Agency 11 $105,110.18
Equal Employment Opportunity Commission 11 $124,507.82
Department of Homeland Security Headquarters 10 $122,036.80
U.S. International Trade Commission 10 $93,311.50
Indian Health Service 10 $121,211.40
Agricultural Research Service 10 $128,634.70
Forest Service 10 $96,302.60
Inspector General (Department of Veterans Affairs) 8 $133,304.00
Office of Secretary of Transportation 8 $90,272.13
U.S. Secret Service 8 $119,971.50
Risk Management Agency 7 $108,150.43
Immediate Office of Assistant Secretary for Policy & Planning 7 $141,254.43
Health Resources and Services Administration 7 $109,128.29
Office of Personnel Management 7 $126,658.29
Immigration and Customs Enforcement 7 $104,585.50
Offices, Boards and Divisions 6 $87,237.33
U.S. Marshals Service 6 $122,634.00
Consumer Product Safety Commission 6 $130,943.83
Patent and Trademark Office 6 $121,253.83
Securities and Exchange Commission 5 $129,952.40
Office of Federal Contract Compliance Programs 5 $143,413.80
Occupational Safety and Health Administration 5 $147,708.40
Federal Bureau of Investigation 5 $170,186.00
Railroad Retirement Board 5 $124,134.20
Federal Aviation Administration 5 $102,846.20
Bureau of Economic Analysis 5 $108,897.00
Food and Nutrition Service 5 $104,950.60
Office of the Director 4 $119,519.25
Customs and Border Protection 4 $127,864.25
Administration for Children and Families 4 $115,772.00
Office of Management and Budget 4 $154,436.75
Langley Research Center 3 $96,788.33
National Institute of Standards and Technology 3 $132,010.33
Department of State 3 $122,400.00
Office for Civil Rights 3 $145,833.33
Federal Student Aid 3 $112,163.00
Office of Assistant Secretary for Policy 3 $141,080.00
Alcohol and Tobacco Tax and Trade Bureau 3 $115,827.00
Drug Enforcement Administration 3 $154,977.50
Office of Inspector General (Department of Housing and Urban Development) 3 $128,921.67
Office of the Inspector General (Department of Agriculture) 3 $123,276.67
Bureau of Prisons/Federal Prison System 2 $128,920.00
U.S. Trustee Program 2 $142,225.50
Transportation Security Administration 2 $121,937.00
Office of the Inspector General (Department of Commerce) 2 $115,995.00
Institute of Museum and Library Services 2 $142,585.00
Federal Law Enforcement Training Centers 2 $97,980.00
Office of Inspector General (Department of Transportation) 2 $136,589.00
Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service 2 $100,421.50
U.S. Coast Guard 2 $112,196.50
Office Secretary Health and Human Services 2 $156,931.00
Federal Trade Commission 2 $71,151.50
Office of National Drug Control Policy 2 $166,500.00
Employment and Training Administration 2 $122,605.50
Rural Housing Service 2 $122,310.00
Pipeline/Hazardous Materials Safety Administration 2 $145,752.50
Food Safety and Inspection Service 2 $120,508.50
Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration 2 $130,864.50
Foreign Agricultural Service 1 $105,782.00
Office of the Inspector General (Department of Justice) 1 $128,920.00
Office of Inspector General (Department of Health and Human Services) 1 $165,346.00
Office of Workers' Compensation Programs 1 $122,310.00
Indian Affairs 1 $75,287.00
Economic Research Service 1 $152,352.00
Assistant Secretary for Housing-Federal Housing Commissioner 1 $105,782.00
Headquarters, Nasa 1 $132,121.00
National Cemetery Administration 1 $128,911.00
Corporation for National and Community Service 1 $100,249.00
Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation 1 $211,284.00
Bureau of Consumer Financial Protection 1 $203,631.00
Federal Communications Commission 1 $166,500.00
Office of Planning, Evaluation and Policy Development 1 $99,172.00
Office of the Inspector General (Department of Homeland Security) 1 $148,445.00
U.S. Agency for International Development 1 $166,500.00
Assistant Secretary for Policy Development and Resolution 1 $125,005.00
Veterans Benefits Administration 1 $119,004.00
Office of Inspector General (Federal Housing Finance Agency) 1 $154,621.00
Veterans Customer Exper (Vce) 1 $117,191.00
Office of Inspector General (Department of Education) 1 $145,551.00
Office of Postsecondary Education 1 $119,004.00
Pretrial Services Agency 1 $128,911.00
Social Security Administration 1 $152,352.00
Bureau of Ocean Energy Management 1 $140,632.00
Office of Intergovernmental and Interagency Affairs 1 $152,352.00
Office of Special Education and Rehabilitation Service 1 $152,352.00
Agency for Toxic Substances and Disease Regulation 1 $121,264.00

Statistician Pay Distribution

The average pay for a Statistician is $110,757.40. The highest paid Statistician made $268,279 in 2019.

Common Statistician Payscales

Payscale Number of Statistics Employees
GS - General Schedule 2,693
GG - Grades Similar To General Schedule 178
ZP - Scientific And Engineering Professional 38
RG - Scientists Appointed As Fellows And Compensated Under 42 U.s.c. 209(g). Includes Non-citizens Whose Employment 35
ES - Senior Executive Service 25
EI - Advisory Committee Member (other) 17
AD - Administratively Determined Rates, Not Elsewhere Specified 15
EF - Consultant (5 U.s.c. 3109) 10
RF - Employees Appointed And Compensated As Special Consultants Under 42 U.s.c. 209(f). Includes Non-citizens Whose 9
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 5
EH - Advisory Committee Member (5 U.s.c. 3109) 5
ED - Expert (5 U.s.c. 3109) 5
SK - Non-supervisorty Postions Employed By The Securities And Exchange Commission (sec) And Formerly Under Gs Pay 5
SL - Senior Level Positions 4
FV - Federal Aviation Administration Core Compensation Plan 3
GM - Employees Covered By The Performance Management And Recognition System (pmrs) Termination Provisions 3
SV - Transportation Security Administration Employees Other Than Executives 2
FG - Similar To The General Schedule 2
EX - Executive Pay 1
CN - Bureau Of Consumer Financial Protect(cfpb) Independent Agcy Within The Fed Res Syst(use By Cfpb Only) 1
CG - Corporate Graded 1
NY - All Other Positions In The Corporation For National And Community Service, P.l. 103-82, Subtitle G, Section 1
EL - Non-executive Positions At The Federal Housing Finance Agency 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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