Operations research analysts

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Total Workforce

146k

Average Age

44.8

Estimated Job Growth

27.5%

10-year projection

Average Salary

$83,070

Average Male Salary

$88,990

Average Female Salary

$76,905

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Employment

Information on the businesses and industries that employ Operations research analysts and on wages and locations for those in the field. National security & international affairs is the industry that employs the most Operations research analysts, both by share and by number, though the highest paid industry for Operations research analysts, by average wage, is Aircraft & parts manufacturing. Operations research analysts are paid most in Frisco City (East) & Prosper Town PUMA, TX but are relatively concentrated in Somerset County (North & West) PUMA, NJ.

Wages

Yearly Wage

$83,070

AVERAGE SALARY

± $2,768

In 2017, Operations research analysts earned an average of $83,070, $31,005 more than than the average national salary of $52,065.

Sales representatives, wholesale & manufacturing make somewhat more than Operations research analysts while Budget analysts make somewhat less. This chart shows the various occupations closest to Operations research analysts as measured by average annual salary in the US.

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Wage Distribution

0.273

WAGE GINI

In 2017, Operations research analysts had a wage GINI coefficient of 0.273, which is lower than than the national average of 0.479. In other words, wages are distributed more evenly for Operations research analysts (shown in red) than for the overall labor force (shown in gray).

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Wage by Location

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Spatial Concentration

This map displays which Public Use Microdata Areas (PUMAs) in the United States have a relatively high population of Operations research analysts.

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Industries

Most Common

The most common industries employing Operations research analysts, by number of employees, are National security & international affairs, Executive offices & legislative bodies, and Justice, public order, & safety activities .

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Highest Paying

The highest paying industries for Operations research analysts, by average wage, are Aircraft & parts manufacturing, Scientific research & development services, and Management, scientific & technical consulting services.

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Industries by Share

146k

2017 Workforce

± 9,364

7.26%

1 YEAR GROWTH

± 8.63%

The number of people employed as Operations research analysts has been growing at a rate of 7.26%, from 135,761 people in 2016 to 145,611 people in 2017.

This graphic shows the share of Operations research analysts employed by various industries. National security & international affairs employs the largest share of Operations research analysts at  14.8%, followed by Executive offices & legislative bodies with 9.6% and Justice, public order, & safety activities  with 7.73%.

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Diversity

Demographic information on Operations research analysts in the US. The average age of male Operations research analysts in the workforce is 44.9 and of female Operations research analysts is 44.7, and the most common race/ethnicity for Operations research analysts is White.

Gender Composition

74.3k

MALE WORKFORCE

± 6,690

71.3k

FEMALE WORKFORCE

± 6,555

51% of Operations research analysts are Male, making them the more common gender in the occupation. This chart shows the gender breakdown of Operations research analysts.

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Race & Ethnicity

Most Common Race or Ethnicity of Operations research analysts

  1. White

  2. Asian

  3. Black

70.5% of Operations research analysts are White, making that the most common race or ethnicity in the occupation. Representing 12.3% of Operations research analysts, Asian is the second most common race or ethnicity in this occupation. This chart shows the racial and ethnic breakdown of Operations research analysts.

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Age by Gender

44.9

AVERAGE MALE AGE

± 1.12

44.7

AVERAGE FEMALE AGE

± 1.05

The median age of Operations research analysts is 44.8, and Male employees are generally 0.186 years older than than their Female counterparts.

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Education

Data on higher education choices for Operations research analysts from The Department of Education and Census Bureau. The most common major for Operations research analysts is Business but a relatively high number of Operations research analysts hold a major in Cultural & Gender Studies.

Majors

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Skills

Data on the critical and distinctive skills necessary for Operations research analysts from the Bureau of Labor Statistics. Operations research analysts need many skills, but most especially Mathematics, Critical Thinking, and Complex Problem Solving. The revealed comparative advantage (RCA) shows that Operations research analysts need more than the average amount of Programming, Operations Analysis, and Science.

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Growth Projections

Projections on wages and job growth for Operations research analysts from the Bureau of Labor Statistics. The ten-year national workforce is projected to grow 7.4%, but Operations research analysts are expected to see a growth of 27.5% over the same period. This occupation is expected to grow higher than the national average.

Job Growth

27.5%

ESTIMATED GROWTH

7.4%

NATIONAL AVERAGE

This line chart shows the 10-year projected employment growth (from 2016 to 2026) for Operations research analysts. This profession is expected to grow faster than 7.4%, the average rate of national job growth.

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