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Highest Paying Cities for Operations Research Analysts

The top 100 highest paying cities for operations research analysts (ranked by average annual salary) are listed in Table 1. The entry level salary (as measured by the salary of the lowest 10% paid earners) and the number of employment of operations research analysts in those cities are also shown in the table. As shown in the table, with a annual salary of $116,390, Norwich-New London, Rhode Island is the highest paying city for operations research analysts. It is followed by Washington-Arlington-Alexandria, West Virginia (average annual salary $112,770). The salary and employment information is computed from data published by U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS) in April 2017 [1]. For more salary information of operations research analysts in a specific city, use the links in the table.

Table 1. 100 Highest Paying Cities/Areas for Operations Research Analysts

Rank City/Area Average Salary i # of
Empl. i
1 Norwich-New London, Rhode Island
$116,390
70
2 Washington-Arlington-Alexandria, West Virginia
$112,770
6,700
3 Northeastern Virginia nonmetropolitan area, Virginia
$111,870
130
4 Washington-Arlington-Alexandria, District of Columbia
$110,570
7,830
5 Springfield, Massachusetts
$110,480
80
6 San Jose-Sunnyvale-Santa Clara, California
$106,630
3,450
7 Colorado Springs, Colorado
$104,300
220
8 Framingham, Massachusetts
$103,360
770
9 Huntsville, Alabama
$102,320
440
10 St Marys County, Maryland
$101,580
330
11 Virginia Beach-Norfolk-Newport News, Virginia
$101,320
940
12 Waco, Texas
$99,450
30
13 New York-White Plains-Wayne, New York
$99,280
4,700
14 Richmond, Virginia
$98,300
1,010
15 Poughkeepsie-Newburgh-Middletown, New York
$98,280
n/a
16 New York-Northern New Jersey-Long Island, New York
$98,120
5,970
17 Newark-Union, Pennsylvania
$97,510
510
18 Dayton, Ohio
$97,460
250
19 New Haven, Connecticut
$96,880
50
20 Crestview-Fort Walton Beach-Destin, Florida
$95,720
180
21 Davenport-Moline-Rock Island, Iowa
$95,720
170
22 Salinas, California
$95,360
160
23 San Francisco-San Mateo-Redwood City, California
$95,250
1,450
24 San Francisco-Oakland-Fremont, California
$95,140
1,980
25 Killeen-Temple-Fort Hood, Texas
$94,750
120
26 Oakland-Fremont-Hayward, California
$94,380
900
27 Elizabethtown, Kentucky
$93,650
60
28 Winston-Salem, North Carolina
$93,600
80
29 Edison-New Brunswick, New Jersey
$92,140
220
30 Panama City-Lynn Haven-Panama City Beach, Florida
$91,960
70
31 Wilmington, New Jersey
$91,850
850
32 Trenton-Ewing, New Jersey
$91,830
130
33 Toledo, Ohio
$91,110
60
34 Ann Arbor, Michigan
$91,080
190
35 Boulder, Colorado
$90,840
60
36 Monroe, Louisiana
$90,810
n/a
37 Seattle-Bellevue-Everett, Washington
$90,130
2,310
38 Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
$90,090
400
39 Baltimore-Towson, Maryland
$89,600
1,920
40 Philadelphia-Camden-Wilmington, Pennsylvania
$89,550
1,800
41 Seattle-Tacoma-Bellevue, Washington
$89,400
2,630
42 San Diego-Carlsbad-San Marcos, California
$88,820
1,250
43 San Antonio-New Braunfels, Texas
$88,510
1,340
44 Bakersfield-Delano, California
$88,470
210
45 Portsmouth, New Hampshire
$87,950
160
46 Vallejo-Fairfield, California
$87,890
40
47 Detroit-Livonia-Dearborn, Michigan
$87,250
370
48 Riverside-San Bernardino-Ontario, California
$87,070
220
49 Northeast Mississippi nonmetropolitan area, Mississippi
$86,860
60
50 Houston-Sugar Land-Baytown, Texas
$86,840
2,290
51 McAllen-Edinburg-Mission, Texas
$86,660
40
52 Detroit-Warren-Livonia, Michigan
$86,050
1,060
53 Ogden-Clearfield, Utah
$85,580
80
54 Waterloo-Cedar Falls, Iowa
$85,180
50
55 Santa Barbara-Santa Maria-Goleta, California
$85,140
80
56 Cincinnati-Middletown, Ohio
$85,100
870
57 Syracuse, New York
$84,840
150
58 Bridgeport-Stamford-Norwalk, Connecticut
$84,710
400
59 Albuquerque, New Mexico
$84,690
210
60 Columbus, Ohio
$83,090
1,040
61 Hartford-West Hartford-East Hartford, Connecticut
$82,740
750
62 Tacoma, Washington
$82,340
50
63 Los Angeles-Long Beach-Glendale, California
$81,750
2,660
64 Las Vegas-Paradise, Nevada
$81,080
240
65 Minneapolis-St Paul-Bloomington, Wisconsin
$80,880
2,230
66 Los Angeles-Long Beach-Santa Ana, California
$80,860
2,690
67 Warren-Troy-Farmington Hills, Michigan
$80,570
610
68 Chicago-Joliet-Naperville (IL Metropolitan Division), Illinois
$80,540
4,640
69 St Louis, Missouri
$80,020
670
70 Nassau-Suffolk, New York
$79,830
220
71 Northeastern Pennsylvania nonmetropolitan area, Pennsylvania
$79,740
30
72 Chicago-Joliet-Naperville (IL-IN-WI Area), Illinois
$79,650
6,400
73 Worcester, Massachusetts
$79,210
60
74 Santa Ana-Anaheim-Irvine, California
$78,370
850
75 Bethesda-Rockville-Frederick, Maryland
$78,130
950
76 Dallas-Plano-Irving, Texas
$77,670
3,320
77 Boston-Cambridge-Quincy, Massachusetts
$77,670
4,480
78 Lake County-Kenosha County, Wisconsin
$77,640
360
79 Fayetteville-Springdale-Rogers, Missouri
$77,620
50
80 Nashua, New Hampshire
$77,310
60
81 Cedar Rapids, Iowa
$77,110
40
82 Gary, Indiana
$76,740
40
83 West Northwestern Ohio nonmetropolitan area, Ohio
$76,620
120
84 Mobile, Alabama
$75,970
n/a
85 Bismarck, North Dakota
$75,750
n/a
86 Birmingham-Hoover, Alabama
$75,350
130
87 Madison, Wisconsin
$75,350
250
88 Anchorage, Alaska
$75,250
80
89 Dallas-Fort Worth-Arlington, Texas
$75,210
4,400
90 Lancaster, Pennsylvania
$74,860
110
91 Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
$74,280
600
92 Southwest Maine nonmetropolitan area, Maine
$74,280
50
93 Salt Lake City, Utah
$74,230
620
94 Boston-Cambridge-Quincy, Massachusetts
$73,990
3,450
95 Des Moines-West Des Moines, Iowa
$73,660
300
96 Allentown-Bethlehem-Easton, Pennsylvania
$73,630
60
97 Denver-Aurora-Broomfield, Colorado
$73,490
600
98 Portland-Vancouver-Hillsboro, Washington
$73,220
970
99 Raleigh-Cary, North Carolina
$72,900
320
100 Louisville-Jefferson County, Kentucky
$72,850
630
See also: Highest paying industries for operations research analysts.