Operations Research Manager Salary

Operations Research Managers receive generous compensation in the United States — earning an average of $101K per year, their standard salaries shoot well into the six-figure range. Male Operations Research Managers are just a bit more common among those who completed the questionnaire than females ones, with male workers composing 54 percent of the field. Nearly all report receiving medical coverage from their employers and most collect dental insurance. Work is enjoyable for Operations Research Managers, who typically claim high levels of job satisfaction. This report is based on answers to PayScale's salary questionnaire.

$57,268 - $132,970
MEDIAN: $100,951

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$57,268 - $132,970  
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$54,906 - $139,079  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 20 Jun 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 82
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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.

Inexperienced workers earn around $85K, but people who have been around for five to 10 years pull down a much higher average of $104K. Operations Research Managers see a median salary of $115K after reaching one to two decades on the job. Operations Research Managers who have racked up more than two decades of experience report lower incomes overall; the average sum for this crowd comes out to only $111K.

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Skills That Affect Operations Research Manager Salaries

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Job Satisfaction

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


46 %
54 %

Years of Experience

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

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits Medical: 92% dental benefits Dental: 83%
vision benefits Vision: 69% employee benefits None: 5%