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Operations Research Analysts in Kentucky

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

28.4% Jobs Projection
$63,890 Median Salary
90 Job Openings

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

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

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

How Many Operations Research Analysts Work in Kentucky?

1,100 people worked as Operations Research Analysts in 2018 in this state.

There were 1,290 Operations Research Analysts employed in this state in 2017.

That’s a decline of 190 jobs between 2017 and 2018.


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


Job Projections for Kentucky

Jobs for Operations Research Analysts in this state are growing at a rate of 28.4% which is faster than the nationwide estimated projection of 27.5%.


Kentucky Annual Job Openings

The BLS is projecting 90 annual Operations Research Analysts job openings in Kentucky, and 1,220 total jobs in the year 2026.

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

What do Operations Research Analysts Make in Kentucky?

In 2018 wages for Operations Research Analysts ranged from $42,160 to $108,580 with $63,890 being the median annual salary.

Broken down to an hourly rate, workers in this field made anywhere from $20.27 to $52.2. The median hourly rate was $30.72.

In 2017 the median pay for this field was $32.29 an hour.

The hourly rate declined by $1.57.

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


Top Kentucky 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
Cincinnati, OH-KY-IN 1,000 $83,250
Louisville/Jefferson County, KY-IN 460 $73,640
Lexington-Fayette, KY 370 $50,970
Elizabethtown-Fort Knox, KY 60 $96,320
Evansville, IN-KY 40 $58,910
Huntington-Ashland, WV-KY-OH 30 $70,300

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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