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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 $112,020, District of Columbia is the highest paying state for operations research analysts. It is followed by Virginia (average annual salary $105,770). The salary and employment information is computed from data published by U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS) in April 2018 [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
$112,020
$62,220 840
2 Virginia
$105,770
$57,590 9,200
3 New Jersey
$101,670
$55,780 2,580
4 Maryland
$95,490
$54,340 4,060
5 Alabama
$93,300
$48,080 670
6 Delaware
$92,030
$54,250 960
7 New York
$91,650
$52,240 5,450
8 Rhode Island
$89,140
$48,380 430
9 California
$87,800
$47,180 12,670
10 Washington
$87,800
$57,390 2,950
11 Illinois
$87,270
$53,980 6,200
12 New Mexico
$86,600
$46,140 290
13 Colorado
$86,010
$52,230 940
14 Connecticut
$85,130
$53,090 1,410
15 Minnesota
$84,160
$55,430 2,590
16 Kansas
$83,780
$47,380 780
17 Michigan
$83,510
$49,660 1,710
18 Nevada
$83,030
$48,440 260
19 Ohio
$80,580
$52,010 4,000
20 Texas
$79,850
$43,220 11,400
21 Vermont
$79,670
$59,200 70
22 Iowa
$79,460
$50,990 810
23 Oregon
$78,900
$53,350 1,150
24 Pennsylvania
$76,110
$46,280 3,090
25 Missouri
$74,680
$43,990 1,230
26 Alaska
$74,450
$43,140 120
27 Utah
$73,390
$48,010 1,120
28 Hawaii
$71,870
$33,810 230
29 North Carolina
$71,340
$42,400 2,570
30 Massachusetts
$70,450
$33,400 3,900
31 New Hampshire
$70,250
$45,940 680
32 South Carolina
$69,900
$38,870 930
33 Maine
$69,140
$45,730 300
34 Arizona
$69,040
$37,170 3,810
35 Wisconsin
$68,600
$44,880 1,360
36 South Dakota
$68,490
$53,010 30
37 Mississippi
$68,380
$34,530 220
38 Florida
$67,490
$42,340 4,920
39 Kentucky
$67,170
$42,110 1,290
40 Oklahoma
$65,350
$38,510 460
41 Tennessee
$63,440
$35,510 1,480
42 Indiana
$62,310
$41,820 1,230
43 Nebraska
$61,830
$30,870 1,000
44 Idaho
$61,540
$43,940 330
45 Georgia
$60,890
$40,570 2,800
46 Montana
$60,140
$46,870 120
47 Arkansas
$56,020
$35,700 600
48 North Dakota
$54,720
$40,480 90
49 Louisiana
$54,340
$35,470 450
50 West Virginia
$53,060
$34,280 270
51 Puerto Rico
$50,990
$23,030 80
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