Operations Research Manager Salary

On average, Operations Research Managers in the United States earn six-figure salaries ($101K) annually, making for a very well-paid profession. Women are just slightly outnumbered, with male Operations Research Managers making up 57 percent of survey respondents. Most people on this career path report moderate levels of job satisfaction. Nearly all report receiving medical coverage from their employers and most collect dental insurance. The numbers in this rundown were provided by PayScale's salary survey participants.

$61,927 - $143,602
(Median)
$62K
$100K
$140K
MEDIAN: $101,307
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$61,927 - $143,602  
   
Bonus
$484.79 - $20,398  
Profit Sharing
$7,256  
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$62,733 - $149,737  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 12 Jan 2016 | Individuals Reporting: 84
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Job Description for Operations Research Manager

  • Interpret experimental and product data to identify project goals and steps.
  • Track, analyze, report on, and interpret key metrics, adjusting overall strategy to improve performance.
  • Guide project research, including setting priorities and assigning staff.
  • Create and enforce safety and environmental standards.

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Survey takers who work as Operations Research Managers report a focused set of job skills. Statistical Analysis and Data Analysis are considered valuable skills and can increase employee pay by 15 percent and 12 percent, respectively.

Pay by Experience Level for Operations Research Manager

Median of all compensation (including tips, bonus, and overtime) by years of experience.


For many Operations Research Managers, experience and pay levels seem to be correlated; more years in the business generally lead to more money. Survey participants with less than five years' experience pocket $84K on average, but those with five to 10 years of experience enjoy a much bigger median of $104K. On average, Operations Research Managers make $116K following one to two decades on the job. Folks who have racked up more than 20 years in the field report incomes that aren't that much higher than less experienced individuals' earnings; the veterans make just $129K on average.

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Experience Affects Operations Research Manager Salaries

Late-Career
up arrow 23%

Experienced
up arrow 11%

National Average
$105,000

Mid-Career
up arrow 1%

Entry-Level
up arrow 20%

Skills That Affect Operations Research Manager Salaries

Statistical Analysis
up arrow 15%

Data Analysis
up arrow 12%

National Average
$105,000

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 10 votes.

Gender

Female
43 %
Male
57 %

Years of Experience

1-4 years
17%
5-9 years
34%
10-19 years
40%
20 years or more
9%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 95%
dental benefits
Dental: 84%
medical benefits
Vision: 71%
dental benefits
None: 4%
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