The salary statistics of operations research analysts are shown in Table 1. In the next few tables we compare the average salaries of operations research analysts within different industry sectors and in the 50 states of the United States. The operations research analysts annual salary statistics are from the national compensation survey conducted by the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics in 2017 and published in April 2018 .
|Percentile Bracket||Average Annual Salary|
|10th Percentile Wage||$45,270|
|25th Percentile Wage||$59,780|
|50th Percentile Wage||$81,390|
|75th Percentile Wage||$107,720|
|90th Percentile Wage||$134,470|
Table 1 shows the average annual salary for operations research analysts. The average annual salary for the 90th percentile (the top 10 percent of the highest paid) operations research analysts is $134,470. The median annual salary (50th percentile) is $81,390. The average annual salary for the bottom 10 percent is $45,270. It is noted that in the United States, the annual salary of the 90th percentile (the top 10 percent of the highest paid) is almost 197% higher than that of the bottom 10 percent.
The table and chart below show the trend of the median salary of operations research analysts from 2012 to 2017.
|Year||Median Salary||Yearly Growth||5-Year Growth|
The average salaries of operations research analysts in 18 major industry sectors are shown in Table 2. We note that the salaries vary considerably within different industry sectors. The highest paying industry sector for operations research analysts occupations is the manufacturing sector with an annual salary $90,120. The lowest paying sector is the educational services sector (annual salary $60,940).
|Industry Sector||Median Annual Salary|
|Federal, State, and Local Government|| |
|Professional, Scientific, and Technical Services|| |
|Management of Companies and Enterprises|| |
|Finance and Insurance|| |
|Administrative and Support and Waste Management and Remediation Services|| |
|Wholesale Trade|| |
|Other Services (except Federal, State, and Local Government)|| |
|Transportation and Warehousing|| |
|Arts, Entertainment, and Recreation|| |
|Real Estate and Rental and Leasing|| |
|Health Care and Social Assistance|| |
|Retail Trade|| |
|Educational Services|| |
From the above tables we note that not only operations research analysts salaries vary considerably based on one's education and experience, and the industry sectors, they also change considerably from state to state. In the following table we compare the median salary of operations research analysts in all 50 states of the United States. We note that the median annual salaries range from $50,990 to $112,020. The highest paying state for operations research analysts is District of Columbia with a median annual salary of $112,020. The lowest paying state is Puerto Rico with a median annual salary of $50,990. For more salary information of operations research analysts profession in a specific state, use the links in the table.
|State Name||Median Annual Salary|
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|New Jersey|| |
|New York|| |
|Rhode Island|| |
|New Mexico|| |
|North Carolina|| |
|New Hampshire|| |
|South Carolina|| |
|South Dakota|| |
|North Dakota|| |
|West Virginia|| |
|Puerto Rico|| |