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According to the BLS, the median annual salary for operations research analysts was $72,100 in 2012. The highest-paid in the profession earned more than $129,490, while the lowest-paid made less than $40,550. The top-paying operations research analysts work in the securities and commodity contracts sphere of the financial industry, and the highest-paying metropolitan areas are New York, San Diego and Salinas, Calif.

Job Salary Year
2004 $54,780.00
2006 $61,430.00
2008 $67,830.00
2010 $72,250.00
2012 $79,830.00

Average Operations Research Analyst Pay vs. All Business Jobs

Operations research analysts earned an average salary of $79,830 in 2012, which is higher than that of logisticians ($75,670) and market research analysts ($67,380), but lower than that of management analysts ($88,070) and financial analysts ($89,410).

Job Name Salary
Management Analyst $78,600.00
Financial Analyst $76,950.00
Logistician $72,780.00
Operations Research Analyst $72,100.00
Compliance Officer $62,020.00
Market Research Analyst $60,300.00

Best Paying Cities for Operations Research Analysts

The highest paid in the operations research analyst profession work in the metropolitan areas of New York City, San Diego, and Salinas, Calif. The Santa Rosa, Calif. area also pays well, as does the city of Washington, D.C.

New York City

Average Salary: $130,620 | See Job Openings

The annual median wage of an operations research analyst working in New York City is $130,620, which is $58,520 more than the average pay in the profession.

San Diego

Average Salary: $112,230 | See Job Openings

The annual median wage of an operations research analyst working in San Diego is $112,230, which is $40,130 more than the average pay in the profession.

Salinas, Calif.

Average Salary: $103,730 | See Job Openings

The annual median wage of an operations research analyst working in Salinas, Calif. is $103,730, which is $31,630 more than the average pay in the profession.

Santa Rosa, Calif.

Average Salary: $102,510 | See Job Openings

The annual median wage of an operations research analyst working in Santa Rosa, Calif. is $102,510, which is $30,410 more than the average pay in the profession.

Washington, D.C.

Average Salary: $101,290 | See Job Openings

The annual median wage of an operations research analyst working in Washington, D.C. is $101,290, which is $29,190 more than the average pay in the profession.

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