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Operations Research Manager Salary

Wages for Operations Research Managers in the United States are generous, with average pay above six figures ($98K) per year. Job satisfaction is high and work is enjoyable for most Operations Research Managers. Women Operations Research Managers who took the survey just slightly outnumber men. Men make up a slight majority of Operations Research Managers (50 percent) who responded to the survey. Nearly all report receiving medical coverage from their employers and most collect dental insurance. The data in this summary comes from the PayScale salary survey.

$60,000 - $126,946
MEDIAN: $98,085

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$60,000 - $126,946  
$600 - $15,260  
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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).
$57,807 - $132,763  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 31 Mar 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 79

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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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Job skills reported by Operations Research Managers are limited. Most notably, facility with Statistical Analysis and Data Analysis are correlated to pay that is significantly above average, leading to increases of 20 percent and 17 percent, respectively.

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Experience Affects Operations Research Manager Salaries

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National Average

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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 17 votes.


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Years of Experience

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Common Health Benefits

medical benefits Medical: 93% dental benefits Dental: 83%
vision benefits Vision: 66% employee benefits None: 4%