The average Operations Research Manager in the United States earns approximately $99K per year. Most workers in this position report high levels of job satisfaction. Medical benefits are awarded to almost all, and nearly all earn dental coverage. This overview is based on answers to PayScale's salary questionnaire.

$60,883 - $145,927
MEDIAN: $99,054

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$60,883 - $145,927  
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$61,440 - $147,538  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 28 Oct 2016 | Individuals Reporting: 39

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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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Pay by Experience Level for Operations Research Manager

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

Experience does not seem to be a strong driver of pay increase in this role. During the first five years of their careers, Operations Research Managers see a median income of $89K. Survey respondents with five to 10 years of experience report an only modestly higher median of $92K. Between one and two decades on the job, average salaries pass the six-figure mark at around $117K. In the end, more experience does seem to mean larger paychecks; seasoned Operations Research Managers with more than 20 years of experience earn a predictably higher median salary of $129K.

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National Average

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 4 votes.


41 %
59 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
1-4 years
5-9 years
10-19 years
20 years or more

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 97%
dental benefits
Dental: 91%
medical benefits
Vision: 81%
dental benefits
None: 3%