Average Research Analyst, Operations Salary

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The average salary for a Research Analyst, Operations is $76,266.
MEDIAN $76,266
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$49k - $119k
$350 - $9k
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$497 - $7k
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$44k - $118k

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Job Description for Research Analyst, Operations

Research Analyst, Operations Tasks
  • Perform analyses that support decision makers.
  • Prepare written reports and briefings documenting analytical efforts.
  • Use simulation models, data reduction and trend analysis.
  • Design and execute experiments and analysis plans.
  • Predict systems performance and determine the best allocations of resources.
The top respondents for the job title Research Analyst, Operations are from the companies Booz, Allen, and Hamilton, Northrop Grumman Corporation and U.S. Air Force (USAF). Reported salaries are highest at U.S. Air Force (USAF) where the average pay is $106,990. Other companies that offer high salaries for this role include U.S. Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) and U.S. Department of Defense, earning around $103,177 and $100,608, respectively. Northrop Grumman Corporation pays the lowest at around $71,010. West Corp. and Booz, Allen, and Hamilton also pay on the lower end of the scale, paying $76,375 and $82,030, respectively.

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Popular Skills for Research Analyst, Operations

Skills in Data Analysis, Data Modeling and Simulation are correlated to pay that is above average. Skills that pay less than market rate include Microsoft Excel and Research Analysis.

Pay by Experience Level for Research Analyst, Operations

An entry-level Research Analyst, Operations with less than 1 year experience can expect to earn an average total compensation (includes tips, bonus, and overtime pay) of $61,028 based on 95 salaries. An early career Research Analyst, Operations with 1-4 years of experience earns an average total compensation of $69,826 based on 227 salaries. A mid-career Research Analyst, Operations with 5-9 years of experience earns an average total compensation of $84,806 based on 121 salaries. An experienced Research Analyst, Operations with 10-19 years of experience earns an average total compensation of $106,454 based on 73 salaries. In their late career (20 years and higher), employees earn an average total compensation of $107,651.
Employees with Research Analyst, Operations in their job title in Arlington, Virginia earn an average of 24.6% more than the national average. These job titles also find higher than average salaries in Huntsville, Alabama (18.6% more) and Washington, District of Columbia (13.1% more). The lowest salaries can be found in New York, New York (14.8% less), San Diego, California (4.8% less) and Atlanta, Georgia (3.4% less).

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