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Highest Paying States for Operations Research Analysts

The highest paying states 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 states are also shown in the table. As shown in the table, with an annual salary of $115,040, District of Columbia is the highest paying state for operations research analysts. It is followed by Virginia (average annual salary $108,880). 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 state, use the links in the table.

Table 1. Highest Paying States for Operations Research Analysts

Rank State Average Salary i Entry Level
Salary i
# of
Empl. i
1 District of Columbia
$115,040
$71,060 910
2 Virginia
$108,880
$57,330 7,930
3 Alabama
$96,640
$53,640 720
4 New York
$93,560
$49,830 5,710
5 New Jersey
$92,130
$52,870 1,640
6 Delaware
$91,580
$53,460 860
7 Maryland
$90,200
$51,350 3,880
8 California
$89,270
$46,970 14,590
9 New Mexico
$86,990
$48,390 350
10 Washington
$86,350
$56,390 3,060
11 Connecticut
$83,600
$54,430 1,420
12 Illinois
$83,460
$47,250 8,360
13 Michigan
$82,580
$49,960 1,580
14 Colorado
$82,400
$48,810 1,030
15 Ohio
$80,140
$50,470 3,790
16 Minnesota
$80,060
$53,530 2,530
17 Massachusetts
$78,220
$33,510 4,590
18 Texas
$78,080
$42,970 10,620
19 Vermont
$76,840
$47,290 60
20 Iowa
$76,550
$48,220 570
21 Alaska
$75,670
$45,200 130
22 Utah
$75,470
$41,730 780
23 Nevada
$75,190
$46,880 350
24 Mississippi
$73,800
$36,120 220
25 Pennsylvania
$73,170
$43,210 2,500
26 Oregon
$72,900
$50,210 1,100
27 Kentucky
$72,680
$41,950 930
28 Maine
$70,300
$45,650 330
29 New Hampshire
$70,250
$45,940 370
30 Nebraska
$70,120
$42,240 740
31 South Carolina
$69,070
$40,390 920
32 North Carolina
$67,670
$42,170 2,300
33 Kansas
$66,060
$41,910 1,160
34 Wisconsin
$65,560
$42,700 1,440
35 Missouri
$65,380
$41,200 990
36 Rhode Island
$64,900
$38,500 460
37 Tennessee
$64,200
$40,820 1,770
38 Indiana
$64,030
$41,000 1,390
39 North Dakota
$63,280
$42,360 130
40 Hawaii
$62,840
$37,160 320
41 Arizona
$62,760
$35,680 4,370
42 Idaho
$61,130
$42,690 390
43 Florida
$60,090
$36,900 6,340
44 Montana
$60,030
$47,280 110
45 Oklahoma
$58,960
$36,610 620
46 Georgia
$58,150
$39,020 2,510
47 Arkansas
$56,310
$34,540 550
48 West Virginia
$55,820
$35,400 230
49 Puerto Rico
$46,260
$22,130 90
50 Louisiana
$44,220
$31,760 1,120
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