Operations Research Manager Salary

Wages for Operations Research Managers in the United States are generous, with average pay above six figures ($101K) per year. Nearly all report receiving medical coverage from their employers and most collect dental insurance. Men working as Operations Research Managers who took the survey just slightly outnumber women at 58 percent. Job satisfaction for Operations Research Managers is high. The figures in this overview were provided by individuals who took PayScale's salary questionnaire.

$60,941 - $138,316
MEDIAN: $101,044

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$60,941 - $138,316  
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$61,278 - $147,563  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 20 Sep 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 87
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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.

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

The average beginner in this position makes around $81K, but folks who have been around for five to 10 years see a markedly higher median salary of $104K. Operations Research Managers who work for 10 to 20 years in their occupation tend to earn about $115K. Survey respondents who have worked for more than 20 years actually report somewhat lower incomes of $111K.

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Experience Affects Salaries

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Skills That Affect Salaries

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Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 11 votes.


42 %
58 %

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: 95% dental benefits Dental: 84%
vision benefits Vision: 71% employee benefits None: 4%