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Operations Research Analyst Salary in Sector of Transportation and Warehousing

The salary statistics of operations research analysts in the industry sector of transportation and warehousing are shown in Table 1. In Table 2 we compare operations research analyst salaries in different industries within the transportation and warehousing 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 transportation and warehousing. 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 $109,470. The median annual salary (50th percentile) is $72,960. The average annual salary for the bottom 10 percent paid operations research analysts is $44,520.

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 transportation and warehousing from 2012 to 2017.

YearMedian SalaryYearly Growth5-Year Growth
2.25% -9.00%
-2.15% -
-4.94% -
-4.19% -
0.15% -
- -

Compare Operations Research Analyst Salary in Different Industries within the Transportation and Warehousing Sector

The average salaries of operations research analysts in 20 industries in the transportation and warehousing 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 postal service (federal government) industry with an annual salary $92,130. The lowest paying industry is the deep sea, coastal, and great lakes water transportation industry (annual salary $52,870). For detailed operations research analyst salary information in a particular industry, use the links provided below.

Industry Name Median Annual Salary
Postal Service (federal government)
Postal Service (federal government)
Support Activities for Air Transportation
Rail Transportation
Rail Transportation
Couriers and Messengers
Couriers and Express Delivery Services
Pipeline Transportation of Natural Gas
Support Activities for Transportation
Air Transportation
Scheduled Air Transportation
Warehousing and Storage
Warehousing and Storage
General Freight Trucking
Pipeline Transportation
Pipeline Transportation of Crude Oil
Truck Transportation
Freight Transportation Arrangement
Water Transportation
Deep Sea, Coastal, and Great Lakes Water Transportation

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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