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
25th Percentile Wage
50th Percentile Wage
75th Percentile Wage
90th Percentile Wage

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 $133,790. The median annual salary (50th percentile) is $90,120. The average annual salary for the bottom 10 percent paid operations research analysts is $53,220.

Salary Trend (2012 to 2017)

The table and chart below show the trend of the median salary of operations research analysts in the industry sector of manufacturing from 2012 to 2017.

YearMedian SalaryYearly Growth5-Year Growth
-0.77% 11.64%
1.53% -
2.67% -
5.38% -
3.30% -
- -

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

The average salaries of operations research analysts in 58 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 $103,290. 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
Machinery Manufacturing
Engine, Turbine, and Power Transmission Equipment Manufacturing
Motor Vehicle Manufacturing
Paper Manufacturing
Chemical Manufacturing
Basic Chemical Manufacturing
Communications Equipment Manufacturing
Petroleum and Coal Products Manufacturing
Petroleum and Coal Products Manufacturing
Aerospace Product and Parts Manufacturing
Medical Equipment and Supplies Manufacturing
Metalworking Machinery Manufacturing
Transportation Equipment Manufacturing
Other Food Manufacturing
Miscellaneous Manufacturing
Cutlery and Handtool Manufacturing
Primary Metal Manufacturing
Ventilation, Heating, Air-Conditioning, and Commercial Refrigeration Equipment Manufacturing
Ship and Boat Building
Navigational, Measuring, Electromedical, and Control Instruments Manufacturing
Other Fabricated Metal Product Manufacturing
Plastics Product Manufacturing
Paint, Coating, and Adhesive Manufacturing
Computer and Electronic Product Manufacturing
Computer and Peripheral Equipment Manufacturing
Pulp, Paper, and Paperboard Mills
Soap, Cleaning Compound, and Toilet Preparation Manufacturing
Agriculture, Construction, and Mining Machinery Manufacturing
Electrical Equipment, Appliance, and Component Manufacturing
Motor Vehicle Parts Manufacturing
Fabricated Metal Product Manufacturing
Nonmetallic Mineral Product Manufacturing
Dairy Product Manufacturing
Semiconductor and Other Electronic Component Manufacturing
Commercial and Service Industry Machinery Manufacturing
Chemical Manufacturing
Chemical Manufacturing
Electrical Equipment Manufacturing
Fabricated Metal Product Manufacturing
Pharmaceutical and Medicine Manufacturing
Furniture and Related Product Manufacturing
Plastics and Rubber Products Manufacturing
Other General Purpose Machinery Manufacturing
Nonferrous Metal (except Aluminum) Production and Processing
Other Electrical Equipment and Component Manufacturing
Food Manufacturing
Resin, Synthetic Rubber, and Artificial Synthetic Fibers and Filaments Manufacturing
Other Chemical Product and Preparation Manufacturing
Rubber Product Manufacturing
Forging and Stamping
Motor Vehicle Body and Trailer Manufacturing
Hardware Manufacturing
Office Furniture (including Fixtures) Manufacturing
Printing and Related Support Activities
Printing and Related Support Activities
Grain and Oilseed Milling
Iron and Steel Mills and Ferroalloy Manufacturing

Data source: The national compensation survey conducted by the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS) in 2017 and published in April 2018 [1].


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