Operations research analysts are most often employed by the National security & international affairs industry. The average yearly wage for Operations research analysts was $83,070 in 2016. The top 3 most similar occupations to Operations research analysts by wage are Sales representatives, wholesale & manufacturing, Budget analysts, and Industrial engineers, including health & safety.
Operations research analysts are part of the Computer & mathematical occupations, along with Computer & information research scientists, Computer systems analysts, Information security analysts, Computer programmers, Web developers, Software developers, applications & systems software, Database administrators, Network & computer systems administrators, Computer network architects, Computer support specialists, Other Computer Occupations, Actuaries, Operations research analysts, and Miscellaneous mathematical science occupations, including mathematicians & statisticians
The top 3 locations that employ the most Operations research analysts are St. Mary's & Calvert Counties PUMA, MD, Wheaton, Aspen Hill & Glenmont PUMA, MD, and Reston (North) & Franklin Farm PUMA, VA. The top 3 locations with a relatively high concentration of Operations research analysts are Somerset County (North & West) PUMA, NJ, Sacramento City (Northwest/Natomas) PUMA, CA, and Wheaton, Aspen Hill & Glenmont PUMA, MD.