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Operations Research Analysts in Illinois

Want to work in Illinois as an Operations Research Analyst? Read this first!

28.1% Jobs Projection
$93,070 Median Salary
630 Job Openings

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

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

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

How Many Operations Research Analysts Work in Illinois?

There were approximately 5,100 workers employed as Operations Research Analysts in this state in 2018.

There were 6,200 Operations Research Analysts employed in this state in 2017.

That’s a decline of 1,100 jobs between 2017 and 2018.


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


Job Projections for Illinois

Jobs for Operations Research Analysts in this state are growing at a rate of 28.1% which is faster than the nationwide estimated projection of 27.5%.


Illinois Annual Job Openings

The BLS estimates 630 annual job openings, and a total of 8,530 jobs for Illinois 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 Illinois?

In 2018 wages for Operations Research Analysts ranged from $60,480 to $141,250 with $93,070 being the median annual salary.

Broken down to an hourly rate, workers in this field made anywhere from $29.08 to $67.91. The median hourly rate was $44.75.

In 2017 the median pay for this field was $41.96 an hour.

The hourly rate grew by $2.79.

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


Top Illinois 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
Chicago-Naperville-Elgin, IL-IN-WI 3,470 $91,110
St. Louis, MO-IL 1,190 $77,530
Davenport-Moline-Rock Island, IA-IL 130 $98,850
Decatur, IL 60 n/a
Springfield, IL 40 $86,950

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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