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Operations research analysts
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Top job in field: Operations Research Analyst V
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Average pay: $76,595
  Salary Total compensation
(includes bonus)
75% in this career make more than: $65,803 $66,992
50% in this career make more than: $73,275 $75,286
25% in this career make more than: $81,859 $84,078
Top potential compensation (5% make more):   $237,710

10-year job growth: 8.39%
Total jobs 2004: 57,515
Forecast 2014: 62,343
Average annual growth (including new jobs and net replacement): 1,740

Career description
Formulate and apply mathematical modeling and other optimizing methods using a computer to develop and interpret information that assists management with decision making, policy formulation, or other managerial functions. May develop related software, service, or products. Frequently concentrates on collecting and analyzing data and developing decision support software. May develop and supply optimal time, cost, or logistics networks for program evaluation, review, or implementation.

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