Operations Research Analyst Salary in Sector of Manufacturing

The salary statistics of operations research analysts in the industry sector of manufacturing are shown in Table 1. In Table 2 we compare operations research analyst salaries in different industries within the manufacturing sector.

Average Annual Salary of Operations Research Analysts

Percentile BracketAverage Annual Salary
10th Percentile Wage
$53,530
25th Percentile Wage
$68,850
50th Percentile Wage
$90,810
75th Percentile Wage
$116,330
90th Percentile Wage
$142,890

Table 1 shows the average annual salary for operations research analysts in the industry sector of manufacturing. The salaries are shown in 5 percentile scales. The average annual salary for the 90th percentile (the top 10 percent of the highest paid) operations research analysts is $142,890. The median annual salary (50th percentile) is $90,810. The average annual salary for the bottom 10 percent paid operations research analysts is $53,530.

Salary Trend (2012 to 2016)

The following table and chart show the trend of the median salary of operations research analysts in the industry sector of manufacturing from 2012 to 2016.

YearMedian SalaryYearly Growth4-Year Growth
201690,8101.53%12.31%
201589,4202.67%-
201487,0305.38%-
201382,3503.30%-
201279,630--

Compare Operations Research Analyst Salary in Different Industries within the Manufacturing Sector

The average salaries of operations research analysts in 39 industries in the manufacturing sector are shown below. We note that within this industry sector, the salaries vary among different industries. The highest paying industry for operations research analyst occupations is the converted paper product manufacturing industry with an annual salary $107,820. The lowest paying industry is the iron and steel mills and ferroalloy manufacturing industry (annual salary $56,180). For detailed operations research analyst salary information in a particular industry, use the links provided below.

Industry Name Median Annual Salary
Converted Paper Product Manufacturing
$107,820
Machinery Manufacturing
$101,990
Computer and Peripheral Equipment Manufacturing
$101,410
Paper Manufacturing
$101,240
Motor Vehicle Manufacturing
$98,940
Computer and Electronic Product Manufacturing
$97,420
Basic Chemical Manufacturing
$95,330
Medical Equipment and Supplies Manufacturing
$94,160
Miscellaneous Manufacturing
$92,630
Cutlery and Handtool Manufacturing
$92,460
Navigational, Measuring, Electromedical, and Control Instruments Manufacturing
$91,960
Ship and Boat Building
$91,200
Other Fabricated Metal Product Manufacturing
$89,170
Aerospace Product and Parts Manufacturing
$89,000
Transportation Equipment Manufacturing
$86,860
Primary Metal Manufacturing
$85,700
Pulp, Paper, and Paperboard Mills
$85,330
Soap, Cleaning Compound, and Toilet Preparation Manufacturing
$84,840
Agriculture, Construction, and Mining Machinery Manufacturing
$83,760
Chemical Manufacturing
$81,630
Semiconductor and Other Electronic Component Manufacturing
$80,470
Pharmaceutical and Medicine Manufacturing
$79,410
Electrical Equipment Manufacturing
$78,980
Fabricated Metal Product Manufacturing
$77,120
Electrical Equipment, Appliance, and Component Manufacturing
$76,780
Commercial and Service Industry Machinery Manufacturing
$76,600
Furniture and Related Product Manufacturing
$76,090
Plastics and Rubber Products Manufacturing
$75,480
Other General Purpose Machinery Manufacturing
$75,140
Nonferrous Metal (except Aluminum) Production and Processing
$75,020
Resin, Synthetic Rubber, and Artificial Synthetic Fibers and Filaments Manufacturing
$70,920
Other Chemical Product and Preparation Manufacturing
$70,180
Forging and Stamping
$68,950
Motor Vehicle Body and Trailer Manufacturing
$67,600
Motor Vehicle Parts Manufacturing
$66,090
Office Furniture (including Fixtures) Manufacturing
$63,540
Printing and Related Support Activities
$60,440
Printing and Related Support Activities
$60,440
Iron and Steel Mills and Ferroalloy Manufacturing
$56,180

Data source: The national compensation survey conducted by the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS) in 2016 and published in April 2017 [1].



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