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Highest Paying Industries for Statisticians

The top 100 highest paying industries for statisticians (ranked by average annual salary) are listed in Table 1. The entry level salary (as measured by the salary of the lowest 10% paid earners) and the number of employment in those industries are also shown. As shown in the table, with an average annual salary of $116,170, wholesale electronic markets and agents and brokers is the highest paying industry for statisticians. It is followed by other information services industry (average annual salary $110,680). The salary and employment information is computed from data published by U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics in May 2015 [1]. For more information about salaries of statisticians in a specific industry, use the links in the table.

Table 1. 100 Highest Paying Industries for Statisticians

Industry Average Salary i # of
Empl. i
1 Wholesale Electronic Markets and Agents and Brokers
$116,170
50
2 Other Information Services
$110,680
n/a
3 Drugs and Druggists' Sundries Merchant Wholesalers
$108,640
140
4 Merchant Wholesalers, Nondurable Goods
$108,170
140
5 Navigational, Measuring, Electromedical, and Control Instruments Manufacturing
$108,150
60
6 Semiconductor and Other Electronic Component Manufacturing
$104,900
50
7 Computer and Electronic Product Manufacturing
$103,620
130
8 Wholesale Trade
$102,570
250
9 Federal Executive Branch (OES Designation)
$98,910
4,190
10 Federal government, including USPS
$98,320
4,260
11 Monetary Authorities-Central Bank
$97,280
210
12 Pharmaceutical and Medicine Manufacturing
$96,210
670
13 Chemical Manufacturing
$95,300
700
14 Manufacturing
$95,070
970
15 Telecommunications
$93,840
30
16 Temporary Help Services
$93,720
160
17 Employment Services
$93,440
190
18 Offices of Physicians
$92,850
170
19 Research and Development in the Social Sciences and Humanities
$92,520
640
20 Nondepository Credit Intermediation
$91,040
160
21 Scientific Research and Development Services
$90,390
4,100
22 Research and Development in the Physical, Engineering, and Life Sciences
$90,070
3,460
23 Credit Intermediation and Related Activities
$88,530
290
24 Medical Equipment and Supplies Manufacturing
$88,320
80
25 Miscellaneous Manufacturing
$88,320
80
26 Software Publishers
$86,420
170
27 Outpatient Care Centers
$86,270
220
28 Management of Companies and Enterprises
$86,270
1,270
29 Publishing Industries (except Internet)
$86,270
320
30 Newspaper, Periodical, Book, and Directory Publishers
$86,000
140
31 Information
$85,560
1,320
32 Business, Professional, Labor, Political, and Similar Organizations
$85,330
230
33 Administrative and Support Services
$85,260
380
34 Administrative and Support and Waste Management and Remediation Services
$85,260
380
35 Ambulatory Health Care Services
$85,170
510
36 Other Support Services
$83,730
50
37 Activities Related to Credit Intermediation
$83,390
120
38 Federal, State, and Local Government (OES Designation)
$83,200
6,510
39 Federal, State, and Local Government
$83,200
6,510
40 Religious, Grantmaking, Civic, Professional, and Similar Organizations
$81,730
300
41 Electronic Shopping and Mail-Order Houses
$81,580
50
42 Nonstore Retailers
$81,580
50
43 Retail Trade
$81,580
50
44 Other Services (except Federal, State, and Local Government)
$81,290
310
45 Computer Systems Design and Related Services
$81,290
1,150
46 Professional, Scientific, and Technical Services
$81,040
8,110
47 Securities, Commodity Contracts, and Other Financial Investments and Related Activities
$80,010
n/a
48 Other Financial Investment Activities
$79,660
n/a
49 Social Advocacy Organizations
$79,170
50
50 Public sector -- Federal, state, and local government, including government owned schools and hospit
$78,990
8,010
51 Direct Health and Medical Insurance Carriers
$78,870
1,090
52 Finance and Insurance
$77,740
3,260
53 Insurance Carriers
$76,470
1,780
54 Utilities
$76,320
50
55 Insurance Carriers and Related Activities
$74,380
2,270
56 Health Care and Social Assistance
$74,330
1,900
57 Medical and Diagnostic Laboratories
$74,250
30
58 General Medical and Surgical Hospitals - Privately owned
$74,130
970
59 Electric Power Generation, Transmission and Distribution
$74,040
40
60 Colleges, universities, and professional schools - Privately owned
$73,440
990
61 Office Administrative Services
$73,340
80
62 General Medical and Surgical Hospitals
$73,210
1,080
63 Postal Service (federal government)
$72,790
70
64 Hospitals - Privately owned
$72,500
1,110
65 Direct Insurance (except Life, Health, and Medical) Carriers
$72,470
450
66 Educational Services - Privately owned
$72,260
1,200
67 Hospitals (including private, state, and local government hospitals)
$71,900
1,310
68 Hospitals - State government owned
$71,640
130
69 Merchant Wholesalers, Durable Goods
$70,740
n/a
70 Transportation and Warehousing
$70,640
90
71 Professional and Commercial Equipment and Supplies Merchant Wholesalers
$70,340
n/a
72 Management, Scientific, and Technical Consulting Services
$69,550
2,030
73 Other Professional, Scientific, and Technical Services
$68,390
550
74 Colleges, Universities, and Professional Schools
$68,350
2,020
75 Other Insurance Related Activities
$68,350
400
76 Educational Support Services
$68,240
200
77 Educational Support Services - Privately owned
$68,180
200
78 Educational Services
$67,670
2,430
79 Specialty (except Psychiatric and Substance Abuse) Hospitals
$67,580
n/a
80 Agencies, Brokerages, and Other Insurance Related Activities
$67,050
490
81 Junior colleges - Local government owned
$66,130
40
82 Home Health Care Services
$66,100
60
83 Testing Laboratories
$65,090
100
84 Educational Services - Local government owned
$64,970
150
85 Elementary and Secondary Schools - Local government owned
$64,900
110
86 Elementary and Secondary Schools
$64,900
110
87 General Medical and Surgical Hospitals - State government owned
$64,880
40
88 Colleges, universities, and professional schools - State government owned
$63,550
1,030
89 Educational Services - State government owned
$62,790
1,070
90 General Medical and Surgical Hospitals - Local government owned
$62,720
70
91 Hospitals - Local government owned
$62,720
70
92 Individual and Family Services
$62,490
50
93 Insurance Agencies and Brokerages
$61,830
90
94 Local government, including schools and hospitals
$61,390
720
95 Local Government, excluding schools and hospitals (OES Designation)
$59,630
500
96 Social Assistance
$56,640
70
97 State government, including schools and hospitals
$55,940
3,030
98 Junior Colleges (including private, state, and local government schools)
$54,710
80
99 Business Support Services
$54,480
30
100 Specialty hospitals - Privately owned
$54,010
120
See also: Highest paying cities for statisticians.