Operations Research Manager Salary

Operations Research Managers in the United States can look forward to a sizeable six-figure salary — around $101K per year on average. Job satisfaction for Operations Research Managers is high. Men working as Operations Research Managers who took the survey just slightly outnumber women at 56 percent. Nearly all enjoy medical while most get dental coverage. Vision coverage is also available to more than half. The information for this rundown comes from respondents who completed PayScale's salary questionnaire.

$57,268 - $132,970
MEDIAN: $101,114

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$57,268 - $132,970  
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$54,906 - $139,079  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 2 Jul 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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Typical 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.

Workers in their first five years can expect to earn $84K, but people who have been around for five to 10 years earn a noticeably bigger sum of $104K. Operations Research Managers claiming one to two decades of experience make an estimated median of $114K. Survey participants with more than twenty years of experience only make around $111K on average, though; this group reports a lower median than the one claimed by mid-career individuals.

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Experience Affects Operations Research Manager Salaries

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Skills That Affect Operations Research Manager Salaries

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National Average

Job Satisfaction

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


44 %
56 %

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: 83%
vision benefits Vision: 69% employee benefits None: 5%