Students often ask me about careers in research outside academia, particularly when they have are interested in living in a particular location. Below is a list based on where my students have searched for jobs in the past. The list is not exhaustive, but includes large firms that I am familiar with - i.e., I know statistician/ methodologists working within each of these firms in education research.
* indicates the firm's headquarters.
AIR (Chicago, Naperville)
Abt (Rockville MD)
AIR (DC*; Bethesda MD)
Westat (Rockville MD*)
Mathematica (Princeton NJ*)
SRI (Princeton NJ; NYC)
SRI (San Antonio)
Westat (Austin, San Antonio, Houston)
AIR (San Mateo, Sacramento)
MDRC (Oakland, LA)
RAND (Santa Monica, San Francisco)
SRI (Menlo Park*, San Diego + 3 other locations)
WestEd (San Francisco + 8 other locations)
Details (and other locations):