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Career Profile: Statistical Assistants

Compile and compute data according to statistical formulas for use in statistical studies. May perform actuarial computations and compile charts and graphs for use by actuaries. Includes actuarial clerks.

Salary and Outlook

According to the US Department of Labor, there are 8,500 people employed as statistical assistants in the United States. The median annual salary is $48,160. Entry level employees earn approximately $34,650 per year and senior employees earn approximately $79,390 per year.

Estimates do not include other potential benefits such as health insurance, overtime pay, or retirement benefits that may be offered by employers.

Job Duties

  • Compute and analyze data, using statistical formulas and computers or calculators.
  • Check source data to verify completeness and accuracy.
  • Enter data into computers for use in analyses or reports.
  • Compile reports, charts, or graphs that describe and interpret findings of analyses.
  • Participate in the publication of data or information.
  • File data and related information, and maintain and update databases.
  • Organize paperwork, such as survey forms or reports, for distribution or analysis.
  • Code data prior to computer entry, using lists of codes.
  • Compile statistics from source materials, such as production or sales records, quality-control or test records, time sheets, or survey sheets.
  • Interview people and keep track of their responses.
  • Check survey responses for errors, such as the use of pens instead of pencils, and set aside response forms that cannot be used.
  • Select statistical tests for analyzing data.
  • Discuss data presentation requirements with clients.
  • Send out surveys.

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Job Outlook


Total Current Jobs:
8,500
Annual Openings:
900
Increase in Openings by 2031:
2%
Annual Salary Range:
$34,650 - $79,390
Education Requirements:
Bachelor's degree