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Highest Paying Industries for Operations Research Analysts

The top 100 highest paying industries 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 in those industries are also shown. As shown in the table, with an average annual salary of $113,270, communications equipment manufacturing is the highest paying industry for operations research analysts. It is followed by federal executive branch (oes designation) industry (average annual salary $107,790). The salary and employment information is computed from data published by U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics in May 2015 [1]. For more information about salaries of operations research analysts in a specific industry, use the links in the table.

Table 1. 100 Highest Paying Industries for Operations Research Analysts

Industry Average Salary i # of
Empl. i
1 Communications Equipment Manufacturing
$113,270
390
2 Federal Executive Branch (OES Designation)
$107,790
4,660
3 Federal government, including USPS
$107,440
4,920
4 Commercial and Service Industry Machinery Manufacturing
$105,930
n/a
5 Wireless Telecommunications Carriers (except Satellite)
$102,150
90
6 Converted Paper Product Manufacturing
$101,980
70
7 Motor Vehicle Manufacturing
$98,940
60
8 Machinery Manufacturing
$97,520
740
9 Computer and Peripheral Equipment Manufacturing
$97,450
n/a
10 Research and Development in the Social Sciences and Humanities
$96,610
280
11 Postal Service (federal government)
$95,570
270
12 Computer and Electronic Product Manufacturing
$95,470
n/a
13 Petroleum and Coal Products Manufacturing
$94,710
40
14 Psychiatric and Substance Abuse Hospitals - State government owned
$94,580
n/a
15 Paper Manufacturing
$94,290
110
16 Engineering Services
$92,900
1,350
17 Medical Equipment and Supplies Manufacturing
$92,430
220
18 Metalworking Machinery Manufacturing
$91,740
n/a
19 Miscellaneous Manufacturing
$91,530
230
20 Navigational, Measuring, Electromedical, and Control Instruments Manufacturing
$91,060
320
21 Rail Transportation
$89,890
70
22 Architectural, Engineering, and Related Services
$89,330
1,520
23 Software Publishers
$89,180
1,000
24 Ship and Boat Building
$88,550
40
25 Scientific Research and Development Services
$88,410
2,180
26 Other Financial Investment Activities
$88,160
2,220
27 Research and Development in the Physical, Engineering, and Life Sciences
$87,430
1,900
28 Other General Purpose Machinery Manufacturing
$87,060
110
29 Manufacturing
$87,030
9,670
30 Publishing Industries (except Internet)
$86,630
1,220
31 Securities, Commodity Contracts, and Other Financial Investments and Related Activities
$86,430
4,260
32 Other Personal Services
$85,830
40
33 Personal and Laundry Services
$85,830
40
34 Other Information Services
$85,810
580
35 Pulp, Paper, and Paperboard Mills
$85,330
40
36 Aerospace Product and Parts Manufacturing
$85,040
2,770
37 Soap, Cleaning Compound, and Toilet Preparation Manufacturing
$84,840
50
38 Securities and Commodity Contracts Intermediation and Brokerage
$84,660
2,020
39 Transportation Equipment Manufacturing
$84,140
3,530
40 Electric Power Generation, Transmission and Distribution
$83,690
590
41 Drugs and Druggists' Sundries Merchant Wholesalers
$83,390
80
42 Management, Scientific, and Technical Consulting Services
$83,040
6,860
43 Utilities
$82,940
700
44 Direct Insurance (except Life, Health, and Medical) Carriers
$82,890
1,770
45 Professional, Scientific, and Technical Services
$82,540
20,960
46 Educational Support Services - Privately owned
$82,490
130
47 Educational Support Services
$82,490
130
48 Professional and Commercial Equipment and Supplies Merchant Wholesalers
$81,680
1,090
49 Engine, Turbine, and Power Transmission Equipment Manufacturing
$81,140
60
50 Merchant Wholesalers, Durable Goods
$80,750
1,310
51 Computer Systems Design and Related Services
$80,190
9,370
52 Wholesale Trade
$80,160
1,760
53 Employment Services
$79,950
570
54 Household Appliances and Electrical and Electronic Goods Merchant Wholesalers
$79,910
140
55 Other Telecommunications
$79,710
150
56 Motor Vehicle Parts Manufacturing
$79,590
610
57 Wholesale Electronic Markets and Agents and Brokers
$79,270
300
58 Semiconductor and Other Electronic Component Manufacturing
$79,180
340
59 Federal, State, and Local Government (OES Designation)
$78,770
9,110
60 Federal, State, and Local Government
$78,770
9,110
61 Basic Chemical Manufacturing
$78,690
170
62 Business, Professional, Labor, Political, and Similar Organizations
$78,430
170
63 Management of Companies and Enterprises
$78,380
8,240
64 Telecommunications
$77,730
700
65 Merchant Wholesalers, Nondurable Goods
$77,580
150
66 Information
$77,480
3,950
67 Natural Gas Distribution
$77,000
120
68 Legal Services
$76,960
30
69 Other Support Services
$76,880
130
70 Other Professional, Scientific, and Technical Services
$76,780
650
71 Chemical Manufacturing
$76,770
840
72 Newspaper, Periodical, Book, and Directory Publishers
$76,550
220
73 Transportation and Warehousing
$76,450
900
74 Furniture and Related Product Manufacturing
$76,090
n/a
75 Pharmaceutical and Medicine Manufacturing
$76,050
490
76 Ventilation, Heating, Air-Conditioning, and Commercial Refrigeration Equipment Manufacturing
$76,020
n/a
77 Psychiatric and Substance Abuse Hospitals
$75,910
n/a
78 Temporary Help Services
$75,750
290
79 Automotive Equipment Rental and Leasing
$75,670
30
80 Other Services (except Federal, State, and Local Government)
$75,500
380
81 Accounting, Tax Preparation, Bookkeeping, and Payroll Services
$75,480
190
82 Oil and Gas Extraction
$75,040
80
83 Advertising, Public Relations, and Related Services
$74,850
140
84 Religious, Grantmaking, Civic, Professional, and Similar Organizations
$74,750
340
85 Machinery, Equipment, and Supplies Merchant Wholesalers
$74,630
40
86 Miscellaneous Nondurable Goods Merchant Wholesalers
$74,560
50
87 Outpatient Care Centers
$74,430
120
88 Air Transportation
$74,330
220
89 Mining
$74,210
90
90 Scheduled Air Transportation
$74,180
220
91 Wired Telecommunications Carriers
$74,050
460
92 Insurance Carriers
$72,580
7,300
93 Insurance Carriers and Related Activities
$72,110
8,610
94 Monetary Authorities-Central Bank
$72,030
150
95 Hospitals - State government owned
$71,970
190
96 Finance and Insurance
$71,810
21,360
97 Retail Trade
$71,590
1,120
98 Electronic Shopping and Mail-Order Houses
$71,480
1,100
99 Nonstore Retailers
$71,450
1,100
100 Fabricated Metal Product Manufacturing
$71,450
150
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