Operations Research Analysts

Training Requirements for Operations Research Analysts

Operations research analysts need a bachelor's degree.

Degrees 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

This represents about 91,000 people in the United States.

Over the next 10 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.

Typical Income for Operations Research Analysts

Hourly Income

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

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.

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

Is This Your Career?

Can we ask you a couple questions about operations research analysts?

Tell us a little about this career