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Operations Research Manager Salary

Salaries for Operations Research Managers in the United States are generous, with average pay above six figures ($99K) per year. Men make up a slight majority of Operations Research Managers (51 percent) who responded to the survey. Almost all report receiving medical coverage from their employers and a large number collect dental insurance. Most Operations Research Managers report high levels of job satisfaction. Participants in PayScale's salary questionnaire provided the particulars of this report.

$59,180 - $125,554
MEDIAN: $99,156

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$59,180 - $125,554  
$592 - $15,547  
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XTotal Pay combines base annual salary or hourly wage, bonuses, profit sharing, tips, commissions, overtime pay and other forms of cash earnings, as applicable for this job. It does not include equity (stock) compensation, cash value of retirement benefits, or the value of other non-cash benefits (e.g. healthcare).
$56,867 - $133,100  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 16 May 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 77

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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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Operations Research Managers only report a few specific skills. Statistical Analysis and Data Analysis are considered valuable skills and can increase employee pay by 18 percent and 15 percent, respectively.

Pay by Experience Level for Operations Research Manager

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

Survey participants with less than five years' experience pocket $80K on average, but those with five to 10 years of experience enjoy a much bigger median of $103K. Operations Research Managers bring in $114K after working for 10 to 20 years. For some reason, Operations Research Managers with more than two decades of experience report lower paychecks overall; the median sum in this group sits near $97K.

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Experience Affects Operations Research Manager Salaries

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Skills That Affect Operations Research Manager Salaries

Statistical Analysis
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National Average

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 13 votes.


49 %
51 %

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: 92% dental benefits Dental: 81%
vision benefits Vision: 66% employee benefits None: 5%