Operations Research Analyst Salary Information in California

The average annual and hourly salaries for operations research analysts in the state of California are shown in Table 1 and Table 2, respectively. The comparison of the salary statistics of operations research analysts among California areas is shown in Table 3. The salary statistics are based on the national compensation survey conducted by the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics in 2017 and published in April 2018 [1].

Table 1 & 2. Annual & Hourly Salary of Operations Research Analysts in California

Percentile BracketAverage Annual Salary
10th Percentile Wage
$47,180
25th Percentile Wage
$63,430
50th Percentile Wage
$87,800
75th Percentile Wage
$115,780
90th Percentile Wage
$145,110

Table 1 shows the average annual salary for operations research analysts in California in 5 percentile scales. The average annual salary for the 90th percentile (the top 10 percent of the highest paid) is $145,110. The median (50th percentile) annual salary is $87,800. The average annual salary for the bottom 10 percent is $47,180.

Salary Trend (2012 to 2017)

The table and chart below show the trend of the median salary of operations research analysts from 2012 to 2017.

YearMedian SalaryYearly Growth5-Year Growth
2017
$87,800
-1.67% 10.13%
2016
$89,270
-1.11% -
2015
$90,260
1.19% -
2014
$89,190
5.56% -
2013
$84,230
6.32% -
2012
$78,910
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Table 3. Median Annual Salary of Operations Research Analysts in California Cities

Table 3 shows the median annual salary of operations research analysts in some California cities and metropolitan areas. We note that the median annual salary of operations research analysts in state of California ranges from $55,340 to $110,840. The highest paying area for operations research analysts in California is Santa Cruz-Watsonville with a median annual salary of $110,840. The second highest paying city/area in California State is San Francisco-San Mateo-Redwood City (mean annual salary $110,570). The lowest paying area is Santa Rosa-Petaluma with a median annual salary of $55,340.

Cities/Areas Median Annual Salary
Santa Cruz-Watsonville
$110,840
San Francisco-San Mateo-Redwood City
$110,570
San Francisco-Oakland-Fremont
$106,260
Salinas
$104,450
Oakland-Fremont-Hayward
$98,980
Bakersfield-Delano
$88,360
Vallejo-Fairfield
$87,890
Los Angeles-Long Beach-Glendale
$86,900
San Diego-Carlsbad-San Marcos
$86,880
Santa Barbara-Santa Maria-Goleta
$85,140
Riverside-San Bernardino-Ontario
$84,690
San Jose-Sunnyvale-Santa Clara
$82,910
Modesto
$82,350
Oxnard-Thousand Oaks-Ventura
$80,870
Los Angeles-Long Beach-Santa Ana
$80,860
Stockton
$79,110
Santa Ana-Anaheim-Irvine
$78,370
Fresno
$72,190
Sacramento-Arden-Arcade-Roseville
$68,370
Santa Rosa-Petaluma
$55,340




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