Operations/Data Analyst Salary
Pay for Operations Data Analysts in the United States sits in the ballpark of $55K annually. Including potential for bonuses and profit sharing — peaking near $10K and $3K, respectively — total cash payment to Operations Data Analysts can bottom out near $36K or peak near $79K depending on individual performance. Geographic location is the biggest factor affecting pay for this group, followed by tenure. Most workers in this position report high levels of job satisfaction. Men are slightly outnumbered by their female counterparts who answered the questionnaire, who make up a slight majority at 58 percent. Most report receiving medical coverage from their employers and a strong majority collect dental insurance. The figures in this overview were provided by individuals who took PayScale's salary questionnaire.
Job Description for Operations/Data Analyst
Operations/data analysts are tasked with "translating" numbers from raw data collection into common language for use by others in a company, up to and including CEOs of a corporation. These raw numbers come from a variety of sources, including logistics, sales, market research, transportation expenses, and others depending on the employer.Read More...
The work of an operations/data analyst is used in many different ways. Sales figures may be used to set a store's hours or staffing; logistics data may help determine required warehouse space; and transportation data may help determine if a change in shipping methods or companies is necessary. Many operations/data analysts work for larger companies or those with multiple locations, and some work for government institutions to compile numbers on expenditures, money taken in, program effectiveness, and other areas. In most cases, these analysts work in offices during regular business hours, though this can vary depending on the employer's needs.
A bachelor's degree in economics, mathematics, or a related field is generally required for an entry-level position, while a master's degree is often necessary for upper-level positions. Mathematical skills and strong communication skills are also beneficial.
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
Overall, survey participants reported applying a fair number of skills to their work. Most notably, skills in Process Improvement, R, Salesforce, and Microsoft Access are correlated to pay that is above average, with boosts between 7 percent and 18 percent. The majority of those who know 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.
Survey participants with less than five years' experience pocket $51K on average, but those with five to 10 years of experience enjoy a much bigger median of $56K. Operations Data Analysts bring in $60K after working for 10 to 20 years. Folks who claim more than 20 years of relevant experience actually report a comparatively lower median income of $52K.
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