Operations Research Manager Salary

Operations Research Managers in the United States can expect to earn a very comfortable salary, with average salaries (in the ballpark of $101K) surpassing six figures annually. Among folks in this role, job satisfaction levels approximately match the national average. Men working as Operations Research Managers who took the survey just slightly outnumber women at 57 percent. Medical benefits are awarded to almost all, and a large number earn dental coverage. The information for this rundown comes from respondents who completed PayScale's salary questionnaire.

$61,927 - $143,602
MEDIAN: $101,307

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$61,927 - $143,602  
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$62,733 - $149,737  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 12 Jan 2016 | Individuals Reporting: 84
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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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Pay by Experience Level for Operations Research Manager

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

Experience seems to be a major factor in determining the incomes of Operations Research Managers. Salaries of relatively inexperienced workers fall in the neighborhood of $84K, but folks who have racked up five to 10 years see a notably higher median of $104K. Operations Research Managers bring in $116K after working for 10 to 20 years. People who have worked for more than 20 years report a median income of $129K, which is barely higher than the median for folks with 10 to 20 years of experience.

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Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 10 votes.


43 %
57 %

Years of Experience

1-4 years
5-9 years
10-19 years
20 years or more

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 95%
dental benefits
Dental: 84%
medical benefits
Vision: 71%
dental benefits
None: 4%