Average Operations Research Analyst Salary
$74,000 yearly
$35.69 hourly
Updated August 18, 2021
$50,000
10 %
$74,000
Median
$109,000
90 %
What Is The Average Operations Research Analyst Salary?
The average operations research analyst salary is $74,227 per year, or $35.69 per hour, in the United States. People on the lower end of that spectrum, the bottom 10% to be exact, make roughly $50,000 a year, while the top 10% makes $109,000. As most things go, location can be critical. Washington, New Jersey, New York, Illinois, and Maryland provide the highest operations research analyst salaries.

Average Operations Research Analyst Salary By State

The darker areas on the map show where operations research analysts earn the highest salaries across all 50 states.

Average Salary

Operations Research Analyst average salary by State

StateascdescAvg. salaryascdescHourly rateascdesc
Alabama
$61,101
$29.38
Alaska
$71,160
$34.21
Arizona
$60,545
$29.11
Arkansas
$45,691
$21.97
California
$75,683
$36.39
Colorado
$64,615
$31.06
Connecticut
$76,874
$36.96
Delaware
$80,902
$38.90
District of Columbia
$92,615
$44.53
Florida
$50,986
$24.51
Georgia
$48,950
$23.53
Hawaii
$47,442
$22.81
Idaho
$62,569
$30.08
Illinois
$81,510
$39.19
Indiana
$56,546
$27.19
Iowa
$64,481
$31.00
Kansas
$70,386
$33.84
Kentucky
$54,304
$26.11
Louisiana
$41,469
$19.94
Maine
$78,841
$37.90
Maryland
$81,064
$38.97
Massachusetts
$69,380
$33.36
Michigan
$78,934
$37.95
Minnesota
$75,181
$36.14
Mississippi
$56,077
$26.96
Missouri
$62,359
$29.98
Montana
$61,711
$29.67
Nebraska
$50,074
$24.07
Nevada
$73,206
$35.20
New Hampshire
$73,770
$35.47
New Jersey
$87,087
$41.87
New Mexico
$61,062
$29.36
New York
$82,761
$39.79
North Carolina
$71,498
$34.37
North Dakota
$68,230
$32.80
Ohio
$68,496
$32.93
Oklahoma
$55,467
$26.67
Oregon
$79,365
$38.16
Pennsylvania
$75,889
$36.49
Rhode Island
$66,942
$32.18
South Carolina
$60,487
$29.08
South Dakota
$61,492
$29.56
Tennessee
$56,382
$27.11
Texas
$62,704
$30.15
Utah
$63,145
$30.36
Vermont
$64,063
$30.80
Virginia
$80,628
$38.76
Washington
$87,629
$42.13
West Virginia
$48,634
$23.38
Wisconsin
$62,677
$30.13
Wyoming
$49,117
$23.61

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Highest Paying Cities For Operations Research Analyst

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CityascdescAvg. salaryascdescHourly rateascdesc
Washington, DC
$92,689
$44.56
Seattle, WA
$88,752
$42.67
Jersey City, NJ
$87,007
$41.83
San Francisco, CA
$83,885
$40.33
New York, NY
$83,232
$40.02
McLean, VA
$83,106
$39.95

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Average Operations Research Analyst Salary Over Time

Compare salaries for individual cities or states with the national average.

Location
    YearascdescAvg. salaryascdescHourly rateascdesc% Changeascdesc
    2021
    $74,200
    $35.69
    +2.4%
    2020
    $72,400
    $34.83
    +2.7%
    2019
    $70,500
    $33.89
    +0.7%
    2018
    $70,000
    $33.65
    +2.5%
    2017
    $68,200
    $32.81
    +2.6%

    Average JOB Salary by Field

    Statistician

    Avg. salary: $80,235

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    20,438 Statistician Jobs
    Data Scientist

    Avg. salary: $97,952

    A Data Scientist analyzes information from multiple sources in order to gain maximum insight that can give the company a competitive advantage. They work in different domains, including manufacturing, healthcare, education, and finance.
    66,482 Data Scientist Jobs
    Business Analyst/Quality Analyst

    Avg. salary: $69,593

    A business analyst/quality analyst is responsible for evaluating business outputs and operational processes to ensure that everything adheres to the quality standards and business regulations. Business analysts/quality analysts support senior management in determining solutions to improve the company's services and provide the highest satisfaction for the customers and clients. They also conduct data and statistical analysis by assessing the market trends to identify opportunities that would generate more revenue resources and increase profitability for the business.
    101,345 Business Analyst/Quality Analyst Jobs
    Analyst

    Avg. salary: $70,667

    Analysts are employees or individual contributors with a vast experience in a particular field that help the organization address challenges. They help the organization improve processes, policies, and other operations protocol by studying the current processes in place and determining the effectiveness of those processes. They also research industry trends and data to make sound inferences and recommendations on what the company should do to improve their numbers. Analysts recommend business solutions and often help the organization roll out these solutions. They ensure that the proposed action plans are effective and produce the desired results.
    155,853 Analyst Jobs
    Management Analyst

    Avg. salary: $74,353

    A management analyst is responsible for monitoring the efficiency and effectiveness of management operations, providing strategic advice and procedures to improve its services, and building excellent relationships with customers and business partners. Management analysts identify business opportunities that would help the business generate more revenues and meet long-term profitability goals. They develop techniques in maximizing productivity and optimization, recommending new systems, and upgrading existing processes. A management analyst must have excellent critical thinking and communication skills, especially when evaluating complex data and performance reports.
    92,601 Management Analyst Jobs
    Inventory Analyst

    Avg. salary: $54,329

    An inventory analyst is a professional who is responsible for managing inventory items and the daily inventory operations of an organization. Inventory analysts are required to analyze inventory statistics and perform financial analytics to determine which products are selling the most and which are under-performing. They must coordinate with project managers and shipping supervisors to plan and schedule pickups of inventory items. Inventory analysts also order inventory from vendors and document any inventory discrepancies, such as missing items.
    17,520 Inventory Analyst Jobs

    Operations Research Analyst Salaries By Years Of Experience

    The salary for an operations research analyst can vary depending on the years of experience that a person has, from entry level to senior level. Data on how experience level affects total compensation is provided by the Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS) as part of their National Compensation Survey, which is based on factors such as knowledge, complexity, contacts, and environment.
    Experience LevelascdescAvg. SalaryascdescHourly Rateascdesc
    Entry Level
    $64,000
    $30.75
    Mid Level
    $86,200
    $41.42
    Senior Level
    $80,000
    $38.47

    Which Companies Pay Operations Research Analysts The Most?

    If you insist on knowing when your check is going to come and for how much, then you'd be better off working for companies like NEA-Alaska and Novartis as they offer the highest salaries for operations research analysts.
    Company
    LogoRankCompanyAverage Operations Research Analyst SalaryOperations Research Analyst Salary Range
    1NEA-Alaska
    3.5
    $210,573
    $109k
    $240k
    2Novartis
    4.9
    $178,433
    $109k
    $240k
    3Sanofi US
    4.8
    $177,253
    $109k
    $240k
    4AstraZeneca
    4.9
    $176,067
    $109k
    $240k
    5Boehringer Ingelheim
    4.9
    $173,539
    $109k
    $240k
    6DRW
    4.9
    $152,052
    $109k
    $240k

    Recently Added Operations Research Analyst Salaries

    Location
    CompanyascdescJobascdescLocationascdescDate AddedascdescSalaryascdesc
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    Westminster, CO
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    $69,500
    08/04/2021
    La Family Housing
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    Operations Research Analyst
    Ione, CA
    08/02/2021
    $90,117
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    Research Analyst-Global Security Operations Center
    Arlington, VA
    07/09/2021
    $68,640
    07/09/2021
    Department of The Interior
    Interdisciplinary Supervisory Computer Scientist/Computer Engineer/Operations Research Analyst
    Interdisciplinary Supervisory Computer Scientist/Computer Engineer/Operations Research Analyst
    Lakewood, CO
    07/09/2021
    $119,384
    07/09/2021
    Principal Operations Research Analyst and Simulation Developer
    Boone, CO
    07/09/2021
    $98,700
    07/09/2021
    Research Analyst-Mission Operations
    Boulder, CO
    07/09/2021
    $71,261
    07/09/2021
    Principal Operations Research Analyst and Simulation Developer
    Boone, CO
    07/09/2021
    $98,700
    07/09/2021
    Operations Research and Space Analyst, Senior
    Colorado Springs, CO
    07/08/2021
    $100,000
    07/08/2021
    Operations Research Analyst
    Columbus, OH
    05/25/2021
    $60,000
    05/25/2021
    2021 Research & Development Fall Co-Op
    Athens, GA
    05/23/2021
    $43,827
    05/23/2021

    Average Operations Research Analyst Salary by Demographic

    Operations Research Analyst Gender Pay Gap

    male-income
    Male Income
    $79,329
    female-income
    Female Income
    $75,576
    Median Operations Research Analyst Income by Race
    White operations research analysts have the highest average salary compared to other ethnicities. Black or african american operations research analysts have the lowest average salary at $74,523.
    $81,000
    $79,000
    $77,000
    $75,000
    $73,000
    Unknown
    White
    Black or African American
    Asian
    Hispanic or Latino
    Ethnicityascdesc
    Salaryascdesc
    Unknown$77,732
    White$79,679
    Black or African American$74,523
    Asian$79,572
    Hispanic or Latino$75,757
    Average Operations Research Analyst Salary by Education Level
    Operations research analysts with a Doctorate degree earn more than those without, at $94,260 annually. With a Masters degree, operations research analysts earn a median annual income of $83,652 compared to $75,576 for operations research analysts with an Bachelors degree.
    $96,000
    $91,000
    $86,000
    $81,000
    $76,000
    $71,000
    $66,000
    Master's Degree
    Bachelor's Degree
    Doctorate Degree
    Some College/ Associate Degree
    Educationascdesc
    Salaryascdesc
    Master's Degree$83,652
    Bachelor's Degree$75,576
    Doctorate Degree$94,260
    Some College/ Associate Degree$70,308