risk level
Based on 356 votes
by 2031
or $47.55 hourly
as of 2022

Automation risk

41% (Moderate Risk)

Moderate Risk (41-60%): Occupations with a moderate risk of automation usually involve routine tasks but still require some human judgment and interaction.

More information on what this score is, and how it is calculated is available here.

Some quite important qualities of the job are difficult to automate:

  • Originality

User poll

40% chance of full automation within the next two decades

Our visitors have voted that it's unclear if this occupation will be replaced. This assessment is further supported by the calculated automation risk level, which estimates 41% chance of automation.

What do you think the risk of automation is?

What is the likelihood that this occupation will be replaced by robots or AI in the next 20 years?


Very fast growth relative to other professions

The number of 'Statisticians' job openings is expected to rise 32.7% by 2031

Total employment, and estimated job openings

* Data from the Bureau of Labor Statistics for the period between 2021 and 2031.
Updated projections are due Sep 2023.


Very high paid relative to other professions

In 2022, the median annual wage for 'Statisticians' was $98,920, or $47.55 per hour

'Statisticians' were paid 113.6% higher than the national median wage, which stood at $46,310

Wages over time

* Data from the Bureau of Labor Statistics


Lower range of job opportunities compared to other professions

As of 2022 there were 30,780 people employed as Statisticians within the United States.

This represents around 0.02% of the employed workforce across the country.

Put another way, around 1 in 4 thousand people are employed as Statisticians.

Job description

Develop or apply mathematical or statistical theory and methods to collect, organize, interpret, and summarize numerical data to provide usable information. May specialize in fields such as biostatistics, agricultural statistics, business statistics, or economic statistics. Includes mathematical and survey statisticians.

SOC Code: 15-2041.00


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Liop (Likely) says
Apr 14, 2021 at 08:11 PM
Y says
Statistics requires a lot of reasoning which could not be done by a robot.
Mar 15, 2020 at 03:14 AM
JG says
Yes I completely agree with you. Statistics is not only about numbers, a large part of statistics is the interpretation of data and then drawing a conclusion based on that data. Which can not be done by robots
Jun 21, 2021 at 04:18 AM
Anna (Likely) says
Computers are getting more advanced. Already, there are programs that just take the numbers a person puts in and puts it into a graph, calculates all the things needed for you. All someone has to do is develop a system that finds the information itself, which is not impossible. It is not even improbable with today's technology. It is coming.
Feb 21, 2020 at 04:18 PM
Thom says
I think you're oversimplifying the job. Generating graphs and summarizing data are things I do, but they're not what they pay me for. AutoML does make me a bit nervous and sometimes gives remarkable results with little effort, but I think competitive pressure is going to keep humans (who know what they're doing and how to leverage the new tools) in the loop for a while yet.
Nov 09, 2021 at 06:02 PM

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