Operations Research Analyst Statistics in the US

The average employee age for operations research analysts is 44 years. The operations research analyst workforce reached a whopping 4,646 in 2020!

Among operations research analysts, we discovered that 30.2% of them are women, while 63.5% are men. The most common race/ethnicity among operations research analysts is White, which makes up 60.9% of all operations research analysts. Comparatively, there are 12.7% of the Asian ethnicity and 12.2% of the Black or African American ethnicity. Operations research analysts are also more likely to work at private companies in comparison to public companies. Taking it a step further, operations research analysts are more likely to find a job in the technology industry.

From where do we know all information about operations research analyst demographics? We analyzed 2,223 operations research analysts resumes to find out what the average demographics are for the job position. Just to be clear, by demographics we mean the study of population-based factors like age, race, and sex. On top of scouring through resumes, we also took note of job proposals from employers and Census Bureau data. And guess what? We found some pretty interesting information.

Operations Research Analyst Diversity

From race to gender and even age, we found the average demographic information on those who work as operations research analysts. Keep reading to find out what the results for operations research analysts were.

Operations Research Analyst Ethnic Breakdown

The most common ethnicity among operations research analysts is White, which makes up 60.9% of all operations research analysts. Comparatively, there are 12.7% of the Asian ethnicity and 12.2% of the Black or African American ethnicity.

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  • White, 60.9%
  • Asian, 12.7%
  • Black or African American, 12.2%
  • Hispanic or Latino, 10.1%
  • Unknown, 3.7%
  • American Indian and Alaska Native, 0.4%

Foreign Languages Spoken By Operations Research Analysts

The chart below shows that 37.2% of operations research analysts speak Spanish. The second-most popular foreign language spoken is Japanese at 7.7% and French is the third-most popular at 7.7%.

Job Title
  • Spanish, 37.2%
  • Japanese, 7.7%
  • French, 7.7%
  • Mandarin, 7.7%
  • Korean, 6.4%
  • Other, 33.3%

Most Common Degree for Operations Research Analyst

We assessed our data to determine the typical level of education for operations research analysts. The most common degree for operations research analysts is bachelor's degree. In fact, 44% of operations research analysts earn that degree. A close second is master's degree with 40% and rounding it off is doctoral degree with 8%.

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  • Bachelors degree, 64%
  • Masters degree, 21%
  • Certificate degree, 5%
  • Associate degree, 5%
  • Other Degrees, 5%

Operations Research Analyst Race And Ethnicity Over Time

Using the Census Bureau data, we found out how the percentage of each ethnic category trended between 2008-2018 among operations research analysts.

  • White
  • Asian
  • Hispanic or Latino
  • Black or African American

Operations Research Analyst Gender Over Time

This data shows how men and women predominate in the operations research analyst position over time.

Male
Female
58%
55%
52%
48%
45%
42%
2008
2009
2010
2011
2012
2013
2014
2015
2016
2017
2018

Operations Research Analyst Unemployment Rate Over Time

The Bureau of Labor Statistics came in clutch when it came down to figuring out how the unemployment rate has changed over time. Between 2008 and 2018, this is how the number of operations research analysts changed.

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Age Based On Ethnicity And Gender

We determined the average age of operations research analysts based on ethnicity and gender.

Male
Female

Number Of Years On The Job For Operations Research Analyst

By looking over 2,223 operations research analysts resumes, we figured out that the average operations research analyst enjoys staying at their job for 1-2 years for a percentage of 30%.

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Less than one year

1-2 years

3-4 years

5-7 years

8-10 years

11+ years

Operations Research Analyst Age Breakdown

This chart breaks down the ages of operations research analyst employees. Interestingly enough, the average age of operations research analysts is 40+ years old, which represents 64% of the population.

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20-30 years

30-40 years

40+ years

Comparing The Gender Ratio of Operations Research Analysts with Other Job Titles

We compared this job title with other job titles to see how gender percentages varied. As you can see, balance engineer and lead simulation modeling engineer have the biggest difference in gender.

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Job Titleascdesc
Maleasc
Femaleascdesc
Clinical Data Specialist24%69%
Clinical Data Associate27%68%
Clinical Data Coordinator28%67%
Operations Research Analyst64%30%
Method Consultant72%22%
Lead Simulation Modeling Engineer85%15%
Balance Engineer90%8%
Male
Female
100%
75%
50%
25%
0%
Balance Engineer
Lead Simulation Modeling Engineer
Method Consultant
Operations Research Analyst
Clinical Data Coordinator
Clinical Data Associate
Clinical Data Specialist
0%
25%
50%
75%
100%

How Much Do Women Make Compared To Man As Operations Research Analyst?

male-income
Male Income
$79,329
female-income
Female Income
$75,576

Operations Research Analyst Income By Gender And Race/Ethnicity

We found interesting that White men and Asian men make more money compared to others.

  • Male
  • Female
$83,833
$81,609
$79,386
$77,163
$74,940
$72,717
$70,494
Asian
Black or African American
Hispanic or Latino
White

Operations Research Analyst Income By Race/Ethnicity And Education

This chart shows the impact that education has on the income level of different ethnicities.

All Race and Ethnicity
Educationascdesc
Incomeasc
Some College/ Associate Degree$72,329
Bachelor's Degree$77,748
Master's Degree$86,056
Doctorate Degree$96,969

Operations Research Analyst Income By Race/Ethnicity And Education

This chart shows the impact that education has on the income level of different ethnicities.

  • Asian
  • Black or African American
  • Hispanic or Latino
  • White
$111,630
$104,300
$96,969
$89,639
$82,309
$74,979
$67,648
$60,318
Some College/ Associate Degree
Bachelor's Degree
Master's Degree
Doctorate Degree

Operations Research Analyst Heatmaps

The amount you can make as an operations research analyst can depend on where you live. For example, the highest salary of operations research analysts is $80,011. Use our chart to find out where that salary is located.

Where Do Operations Research Analysts Earn The Most?

The map here shows where operations research analysts earn the highest salaries in the U.S. The darker areas across the 50 states highlight the highest salaries.

Average Salary

Where Are Operations Research Analysts Located?

By looking through more than 2,223 resumes, we found that the most popular places for operations research analysts are DC, Washington and OH, Cincinnati.

Number of Operations Research Analysts

Operations Research Analyst Employment Statistics

This section highlights the information we gathered about the types of businesses and industries that employ operations research analysts. We found that the most common company type is private. In addition, the industry that employs the most operations research analysts is the technology industry.

Company Size

We created this chart to show you the average size of companies that typically hire operations research analysts.

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< 50 employees

50 - 100 employees

100 - 500 employees

500 - 1,000 employees

1,000 - 10,000 employees

> 10,000

The Types Of Companies Operations Research Analyst Work In

Employees with the operations research analyst job title have their preferences when it comes to working for a company. For instance, most operations research analysts prefer to work at private companies over public companies.

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Private

Public

Government

Education

Industry Concentration

Just based on the number of employees within each industry, we were able to determine the most common industries that employ operations research analysts. Those industries include technology, finance and retail.

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Fortune 500

Technology

Finance

Professional

Retail

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