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Operations Research Analysts in Minnesota

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22.6% Jobs Projection
$83,850 Median Salary
230 Job Openings

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

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

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

How Many Operations Research Analysts Work in Minnesota?

In 2018, there were 3,120 Operations Research Analysts working in the state.

There were 2,590 Operations Research Analysts employed in this state in 2017.

That’s growth of 530 jobs between 2017 and 2018.


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


Job Projections for Minnesota

Jobs for Operations Research Analysts in this state are growing at a rate of 22.6% which is slower than the nationwide estimated projection of 27.5%.


Minnesota Annual Job Openings

The BLS is projecting 230 annual Operations Research Analysts job openings in Minnesota, and 3,250 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 Minnesota?

In 2018 wages for Operations Research Analysts ranged from $54,040 to $131,580 with $83,850 being the median annual salary.

Broken down to an hourly rate, workers in this field made anywhere from $25.98 to $63.26. The median hourly rate was $40.31.

Workers in this field were paid a median of $40.46 an hour in 2017.

The hourly rate declined by $0.15.

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


Top Minnesota 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
Minneapolis-St. Paul-Bloomington, MN-WI 2,750 $84,400
Fargo, ND-MN 80 $55,520
Duluth, MN-WI 60 $57,320
La Crosse-Onalaska, WI-MN 30 $56,650

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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