Information About Operations Research Analysts

Training Requirements for Operations Research Analysts

Operations research analysts need bachelor's degree.

Degrees for Operations research analysts
Training for Operations Research Analysts
Percent
Less than High School 0.6
High School 6.1
Some College 15.0
Associates Degree 7.1
Bachelors Degree 39.7
Masters Degree 27.4
Doctorate or Professional Degree 4.1

Employment outlook for Operations Research Analysts

Represents about 91,000 people in the United States.

Employment prospects are up Over the next 5 years there will be aproximately 27,000 more operations research analysts but, because of expected growth and replacement needs in the United States, we will need 43,000 more.


Hourly Income

On average, operations research analysts make $40.55 per hour.

Hourly Income Distribution in U.S. Dollars ($)
Bottom 10% Bottom 25% Median Top 75% Top 90%
Operations research analysts $20.87 $27.60 $38.08 $50.68 $63.78
Computer and mathematical occupations $20.51 $28.42 $39.82 $53.70 $67.91
Mathematical science occupations $21.54 $28.66 $39.30 $52.78 $67.74
National Average $9.27 $11.60 $17.81 $28.92 $45.45

Annual Salaries

On average, operations research analysts make $84,340 per year.

Annual Salary Distribution in U.S. Dollars ($)
Bottom 10% Bottom 25% Median Top 75% Top 90%
Operations research analysts $43,400 $57,400 $79,200 $105,410 $132,660
Computer and mathematical occupations $42,650 $59,120 $82,830 $111,690 $141,250
Mathematical science occupations $44,810 $59,620 $81,750 $109,780 $140,900
National Average $19,290 $24,140 $37,040 $60,150 $94,540

This data is from the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics, Occupational Employment Statistics

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