Operations/Data Analyst Salary
Operations Data Analysts in the United States take home an average $54K annually. Geography is the biggest factor affecting pay for this group, followed by career length. Women Operations Data Analysts who took the survey just slightly outnumber men. Most workers in this position report high levels of job satisfaction. Medical benefits are awarded to most, and a strong majority earn dental coverage. The data in this summary comes from the PayScale salary survey.
Job Description for Operations/Data Analyst
Operations/data analysts may work full-time or part-time in a wide range of settings, including non-profit organizations, government agencies, educational institutions, high-tech or financial businesses, and consumer products businesses. They are generally responsible for gathering and presenting statistical information relative to the performance of the company (which may require creating graphs, tables, charts, or diagrams), developing models to predict future outcomes, supporting data management within the company, and problem-resolution.Read More...
Operations/data analysts should be proficient in statistical methods and packages, statistical software such as Minitab and Excel, and SQL databases and database querying languages. The position also requires competency in database design, data mining, and data cleaning and munging. Entry-level candidates should have at least a bachelor's degree in statistics, computer science, finance, or economics, and higher-level positions frequently require a master’s or doctorate degree in a relevant field.
Operations/data analysts should have strong problem-solving and communication skills and typically work during regular business hours. However, as remote sites and work-from-home opportunities are increasing, many are able to create individualized schedules. This position requires extensive use of computers, so knowledge and use of ergonomics is highly beneficial for this position, and as this is a technology-driven field operations/data analysts are frequently required to continue their education beyond a degree. This generally involves maintaining existing certifications and obtaining new certifications as technology develops.
Operations/Data Analyst Tasks
- Develop, modify, maintain improve reporting processes using a variety of reporting and analysis tools.
- Research issues to determine source of discrepancies and identify solutions for preventing future discrepancies.
- Maintain documentation of existing and future reporting and analysis processes.
- Conduct cross organizational training as required.
- Support departmental needs for ad hoc reporting.
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Popular Skills for Operations/Data Analyst
Survey results suggest that Operations Data Analysts put a wide range of professional skills to use. Most notably, skills in Process Improvement, R, Data Analysis, and Microsoft Access are correlated to pay that is above average. Most people familiar with Data Analysis also know Microsoft Office.
Pay by Experience Level for Operations/Data Analyst
Median of all compensation (including tips, bonus, and overtime) by years of experience.
People who have worked for fewer than five years bring home $51K on average. Median compensation in the five-to-10 year group, however, is higher at approximately $55K. Operations Data Analysts with one to two decades of relevant experience report an average salary of approximately $62K. People who have worked for 20 years or more actually report earning less than people who are in the middle of their careers; the veterans take home a mere $52K by contrast.