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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
$45,650
25th Percentile Wage
$61,400
50th Percentile Wage
$85,180
75th Percentile Wage
$113,830
90th Percentile Wage
$142,760

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 $142,760. The median annual salary (50th percentile) is $85,180. The average annual salary for the bottom 10 percent paid operations research analysts is $45,650.

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 professional, scientific, and technical services from 2012 to 2017.

YearMedian SalaryYearly Growth5-Year Growth
2017
$85,180
1.95% 9.77%
2016
$83,520
-0.20% -
2015
$83,690
1.37% -
2014
$82,540
1.53% -
2013
$81,280
5.44% -
2012
$76,860
- -

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 physical, engineering, and life sciences industry with an annual salary $98,360. The lowest paying industry is the advertising, public relations, and related services industry (annual salary $75,450). 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 Physical, Engineering, and Life Sciences
$98,360
Scientific Research and Development Services
$98,330
Research and Development in the Social Sciences and Humanities
$97,890
Testing Laboratories
$88,120
Architectural, Engineering, and Related Services
$86,760
Engineering Services
$86,520
Professional, Scientific, and Technical Services
$85,180
Computer Systems Design and Related Services
$84,090
Management, Scientific, and Technical Consulting Services
$83,510
Other Professional, Scientific, and Technical Services
$83,150
Accounting, Tax Preparation, Bookkeeping, and Payroll Services
$77,570
Legal Services
$77,390
Advertising, Public Relations, and Related Services
$75,450

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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