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Operations Research Analysts in Iowa

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

39.7% Jobs Projection
$83,690 Median Salary
80 Job Openings

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

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

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

How Many Operations Research Analysts Work in Iowa?

In Iowa, there were 850 people working as Operations Research Analysts in the year 2018.

There were 810 Operations Research Analysts employed in this state in 2017.

That’s growth of 40 jobs between 2017 and 2018.


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


Job Projections for Iowa

Jobs for Operations Research Analysts in this state are growing at a rate of 39.7% which is faster than the nationwide estimated projection of 27.5%.


Iowa Annual Job Openings

The BLS estimates there will be 80 annual job openings, and 950 total jobs in 2026 for Operations Research Analysts in this state.

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

What do Operations Research Analysts Make in Iowa?

In 2018 wages for Operations Research Analysts ranged from $48,600 to $110,820 with $83,690 being the median annual salary.

Broken down to an hourly rate, workers in this field made anywhere from $23.36 to $53.28. The median hourly rate was $40.24.

Workers in this field were paid a median of $38.2 an hour in 2017.

The hourly rate grew by $2.04.

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


Top Iowa 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
Omaha-Council Bluffs, NE-IA 710 $56,370
Des Moines-West Des Moines, IA 550 $85,700
Davenport-Moline-Rock Island, IA-IL 130 $98,850
Cedar Rapids, IA 80 $71,600
Iowa City, IA 70 n/a

Top States for Operations Research Analysts Employment

The table below shows the states 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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