Statistical assistants

Detailed Occupation

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2020 Workforce
29.4k
Average Age
40.2
Estimated Job Growth
6.48%
10-year projection
Average Salary
$56,204
Average Male Salary
$61,023
Average Female Salary
$51,881

About

Statistical assistants are most often employed by the Computer Systems Design industry. The average yearly wage for Statistical assistants was $56,204 in 2016. The top 3 most similar occupations to Statistical assistants by wage are Probation officers & correctional treatment specialists, Fashion designers, and Telecommunications line installers & repairers.

The top 3 locations that employ the most Statistical assistants are Jeffersonville City PUMA, IN, Virginia Beach City (Central) PUMA, VA, and Back Bay, Beacon Hill, Charlestown, East Boston, Central & South End PUMA, MA. The top 3 locations with a relatively high concentration of Statistical assistants are Jeffersonville City PUMA, IN, Virginia Beach City (Central) PUMA, VA, and Allston, Brighton & Fenway PUMA, MA.

Employment

Information on the businesses and industries that employ Statistical assistants and on wages and locations for those in the field. Computer Systems Design is the industry that employs the most Statistical assistants, both by share and by number, though the highest paid industry for Statistical assistants, by average wage, is Aircraft & parts manufacturing. Statistical assistants are paid most in Springfield (South), West Springfield & Franconia PUMA, VA but are relatively concentrated in Jeffersonville City PUMA, IN.

Wages

Yearly Wage

$56,204
AVERAGE SALARY
± $6,479

In 2020, Statistical assistants earned an average of $56,204, $250 more than than the average national salary of $55,954.

Fashion designers make somewhat more than Statistical assistants while Probation officers & correctional treatment specialists make somewhat less. This chart shows the various occupations closest to Statistical assistants as measured by average annual salary in the US.

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Wage Distribution

0.346
WAGE GINI

In 2015, Statistical assistants had a wage GINI coefficient of 0.346, which is lower than than the national average of 0.478. In other words, wages are distributed more evenly for Statistical assistants (shown in red) than for the overall labor force (shown in gray).

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Wage by Location

This map shows the Public Use Microdata Areas (PUMAs) in the United States shaded by average annual wage for Statistical assistants.

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Spatial Concentration

PUMAs with a Relatively High Concentration of Statistical assistants

This map displays which Public Use Microdata Areas (PUMAs) in the United States have a relatively high population of Statistical assistants.

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Industries

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Industries by Share

29.4k
2020 Workforce
± 4,212
15.2%
1 YEAR GROWTH
± 18.2%

The number of people employed as Statistical assistants has been growing at a rate of 15.2%, from 25,541 people in 2019 to 29,436 people in 2020.

This graphic shows the share of Statistical assistants employed by various industries. Computer Systems Design employs the largest share of Statistical assistants at  7.77%, followed by Insurance carriers with 6.18% and Colleges, universities & professional schools, including junior colleges with 6.08%.

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Diversity

Demographic information on Statistical assistants in the US. The average age of male Statistical assistants in the workforce is 37.7 and of female Statistical assistants is 42.4, and the most common race/ethnicity for Statistical assistants is White (Non-Hispanic).

Composition by Sex

13.9k
MALE WORKFORCE
± 2,897
15.5k
FEMALE WORKFORCE
± 3,058

52.7% of Statistical assistants are Female, making them the more common sex in the occupation. This chart shows the sex breakdown of Statistical assistants.

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Race & Ethnicity

Most Common Race or Ethnicity of Statistical assistants
  1. White (Non-Hispanic)
  2. Asian (Non-Hispanic)
  3. Black (Non-Hispanic)

60.6% of Statistical assistants are White (Non-Hispanic), making that the most common race or ethnicity in the occupation. Representing 11.7% of Statistical assistants, Asian (Non-Hispanic) is the second most common race or ethnicity in this occupation. This chart shows the racial and ethnic breakdown of Statistical assistants.

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Age by Sex

37.7
AVERAGE MALE AGE
± 2.9
42.4
AVERAGE FEMALE AGE
± 2.74

The median age of Statistical assistants is 40.2, and Male employees are generally 4.66 years younger than than their Female counterparts.

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Education

Data on higher education choices for Statistical assistants from The Department of Education and Census Bureau. The most common major for Statistical assistants is Business but a relatively high number of Statistical assistants hold a major in Math & Statistics.

Majors

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Skills

Data on the critical and distinctive skills necessary for Statistical assistants from the Bureau of Labor Statistics. Statistical assistants need many skills, but most especially Mathematics, Reading Comprehension, and Critical Thinking. The revealed comparative advantage (RCA) shows that Statistical assistants need more than the average amount of Programming, Mathematics, and Science.

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Projections

Projections on job growth for Statistical Assistants from the Bureau of Labor Statistics. The 10-year national workforce is projected to grow 3.71%, but Statistical Assistants are expected to see a growth of 6.48% over the same period. This occupation is expected to grow more than the national average.

Job Growth

6.48%
Estimated Job Growth
10-year Projection
3.71%
National Growth
10-year Projection

This line chart shows the projected 10-year growth in the number of jobs for Statistical Assistants. This profession is expected to grow more than than 3.71%, the average rate of national job growth.

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