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Operations Research Analyst Salary in Sector of Professional, Scientific, and Technical Services

The salary statistics of operations research analysts in the industry sector of professional, scientific, and technical services are shown in Table 1. In Table 2 we compare operations research analyst salaries in different industries within the professional, scientific, and technical services sector.

Average Annual Salary of Operations Research Analysts

Percentile BracketAverage Annual Salary
10th Percentile Wage
$43,340
25th Percentile Wage
$59,630
50th Percentile Wage
$83,520
75th Percentile Wage
$113,510
90th Percentile Wage
$140,510

Table 1 shows the average annual salary for operations research analysts in the industry sector of professional, scientific, and technical services. 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 $140,510. The median annual salary (50th percentile) is $83,520. The average annual salary for the bottom 10 percent paid operations research analysts is $43,340.

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 professional, scientific, and technical services from 2012 to 2016.

YearMedian SalaryYearly Growth4-Year Growth
201683,520-0.20%7.97%
201583,6901.37%-
201482,5401.53%-
201381,2805.44%-
201276,860--

Compare Operations Research Analyst Salary in Different Industries within the Professional, Scientific, and Technical Services Sector

The average salaries of operations research analysts in 13 industries in the professional, scientific, and technical services 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 research and development in the social sciences and humanities industry with an annual salary $116,770. The lowest paying industry is the other professional, scientific, and technical services industry (annual salary $73,390). For detailed operations research analyst salary information in a particular industry, use the links provided below.

Industry Name Median Annual Salary
Research and Development in the Social Sciences and Humanities
$116,770
Scientific Research and Development Services
$100,630
Research and Development in the Physical, Engineering, and Life Sciences
$99,530
Engineering Services
$89,250
Architectural, Engineering, and Related Services
$88,590
Testing Laboratories
$86,560
Professional, Scientific, and Technical Services
$83,520
Computer Systems Design and Related Services
$83,010
Management, Scientific, and Technical Consulting Services
$80,290
Accounting, Tax Preparation, Bookkeeping, and Payroll Services
$75,710
Legal Services
$75,210
Advertising, Public Relations, and Related Services
$73,540
Other Professional, Scientific, and Technical Services
$73,390

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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