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Operations Research Analysts in California

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Operations Research Analysts in California

Is California a good place for you to work as an Operations Research Analyst?

29.7% Jobs Projection
$92,130 Median Salary
1,440 Job Openings

You’re in luck! Jobs for Operations Research Analysts in California are projected to grow and these jobs tend to pay higher than average.

  • Projected employment for Operations Research Analysts in California is growing faster than average.

  • Operations Research Analysts in California earn higher salaries than the typical U.S. wage earner.

How Many Operations Research Analysts Work in California?

11,340 people worked as Operations Research Analysts in 2018 in this state.

There were 12,670 Operations Research Analysts employed in this state in 2017.

That’s a decline of 1,330 jobs between 2017 and 2018.


The typical state has 1,120 Operations Research Analysts working in it, which means California has more Operations Research Analysts than average.


Job Projections for California

Jobs for Operations Research Analysts in this state are growing at a rate of 29.7% which is faster than the nationwide estimated projection of 27.5%.


California Annual Job Openings

The BLS estimates 1,440 annual job openings, and a total of 19,200 jobs for California Operations Research Analysts in 2026.

Nationwide, the prediction is 10,700 annual jobs and 145,300 total jobs in 2026.

What do Operations Research Analysts Make in California?

In 2018 wages for Operations Research Analysts ranged from $51,660 to $148,580 with $92,130 being the median annual salary.

Broken down to an hourly rate, workers in this field made anywhere from $24.84 to $71.43. The median hourly rate was $44.29.

Workers in this field were paid a median of $42.21 an hour in 2017.

The hourly rate grew by $2.08.

The median salary in California is higher than the nationwide median salary.


Top California Metros for Operations Research Analysts

The table below shows some of the metros in this state with the most Operations Research Analysts.

Metro Number Employed Annual Median Salary
Los Angeles-Long Beach-Anaheim, CA 3,850 $90,140
San Francisco-Oakland-Hayward, CA 2,570 $108,160
San Jose-Sunnyvale-Santa Clara, CA 1,290 $87,690
San Diego-Carlsbad, CA 1,030 $95,740
Sacramento–Roseville–Arden-Arcade, CA 830 $76,510
Riverside-San Bernardino-Ontario, CA 310 $86,270
Oxnard-Thousand Oaks-Ventura, CA 210 $82,490
Bakersfield, CA 200 $90,130
Salinas, CA 130 $108,650
Fresno, CA 130 $68,580
Santa Rosa, CA 120 $56,830
Santa Maria-Santa Barbara, CA 60 $95,380
Stockton-Lodi, CA 50 $78,400
Modesto, CA 50 $74,600
Santa Cruz-Watsonville, CA 30 $85,730

Top States for Operations Research Analysts Employment

View the list below to see where most Operations Research Analysts work.

State Number Employed Annual Median Salary
California 11,340 $92,130
Texas 11,190 $77,970
Virginia 9,100 $105,270
New York 5,790 $92,310
Illinois 5,100 $93,070
Maryland 4,300 $96,550
Florida 4,130 $67,260
Ohio 3,820 $79,570
Pennsylvania 3,630 $82,080
Georgia 3,480 $62,680
Arizona 3,450 $72,840
Minnesota 3,120 $83,850
Massachusetts 3,050 $79,150
New Jersey 3,000 $101,540
North Carolina 2,980 $81,130
Washington 2,890 $91,840
Michigan 1,640 $87,710
Missouri 1,540 $72,020
Utah 1,410 $69,210
Tennessee 1,400 $66,150

Below are the states where Operations Research Analysts get paid the most:

State Annual Median Salary
District of Columbia $109,910
Hawaii $107,370
Virginia $105,270
New Jersey $101,540
Maryland $96,550
New Hampshire $93,170
Illinois $93,070
New York $92,310
California $92,130
Washington $91,840

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