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.
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
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.
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