|Quick Facts: Operations Research Analysts|
$82,360 per year
$39.59 per hour
|25% (Much faster than average)|
Operations research analysts use mathematics and logic to help solve complex issues.
Operations research analysts spend much of their time in office settings, although travel may be necessary to meet with clients. Most operations research analysts work full time.
Operations research analysts typically need at least a bachelor’s degree to enter the occupation. Some employers require or prefer that applicants have a master’s degree. Analysts may need a degree in operations research or a related field, such as applied mathematics.
The median annual wage for operations research analysts was $82,360 in May 2021.
Employment of operations research analysts is projected to grow 25 percent from 2020 to 2030, much faster than the average for all occupations.
About 10,200 openings for operations research analysts are projected each year, on average, over the decade. Many of those openings are expected to result from the need to replace workers who transfer to different occupations or exit the labor force, such as to retire.
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