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Operations Research Analyst Salary in Sector of Federal, State, and Local Government

The salary statistics of operations research analysts in the industry sector of federal, state, and local government are shown in Table 1. In Table 2 we compare operations research analyst salaries in different industries within the federal, state, and local government sector.

Average Annual Salary of Operations Research Analysts

Percentile BracketAverage Annual Salary
10th Percentile Wage
$40,600
25th Percentile Wage
$52,840
50th Percentile Wage
$79,950
75th Percentile Wage
$110,590
90th Percentile Wage
$139,610

Table 1 shows the average annual salary for operations research analysts in the industry sector of federal, state, and local government. 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 $139,610. The median annual salary (50th percentile) is $79,950. The average annual salary for the bottom 10 percent paid operations research analysts is $40,600.

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 federal, state, and local government from 2012 to 2016.

YearMedian SalaryYearly Growth4-Year Growth
201679,950-4.49%9.24%
201583,5405.71%-
201478,7703.33%-
201376,1504.71%-
201272,560--

Compare Operations Research Analyst Salary in Different Industries within the Federal, State, and Local Government Sector

The average salaries of operations research analysts in eight industries in the federal, state, and local government 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 federal executive branch (oes designation) industry with an annual salary $109,780. The lowest paying industry is the state government, excluding schools and hospitals (oes designation) industry (annual salary $49,220). For detailed operations research analyst salary information in a particular industry, use the links provided below.

Industry Name Median Annual Salary
Federal Executive Branch (OES Designation)
$109,780
Federal government, including USPS
$109,770
Federal, State, and Local Government (OES Designation)
$79,950
Public sector -- Federal, state, and local government, including government owned schools and hospit
$71,600
Local government, including schools and hospitals
$65,520
Local Government, excluding schools and hospitals (OES Designation)
$65,500
State government, including schools and hospitals
$50,090
State Government, excluding schools and hospitals (OES Designation)
$49,220

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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