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Operations Research Analysts in North Carolina

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

32.3% Jobs Projection
$81,130 Median Salary
230 Job Openings

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

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

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

How Many Operations Research Analysts Work in North Carolina?

In North Carolina, there were 2,980 people working as Operations Research Analysts in the year 2018.

There were 2,570 Operations Research Analysts employed in this state in 2017.

That’s growth of 410 jobs between 2017 and 2018.


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


Job Projections for North Carolina

Jobs for Operations Research Analysts in this state are growing at a rate of 32.3% which is faster than the nationwide estimated projection of 27.5%.


North Carolina Annual Job Openings

The BLS estimates there will be 230 annual job openings, and 3,070 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 North Carolina?

In 2018 wages for Operations Research Analysts ranged from $45,340 to $130,100 with $81,130 being the median annual salary.

Broken down to an hourly rate, workers in this field made anywhere from $21.8 to $62.55. The median hourly rate was $39.01.

Workers in this field were paid a median of $34.3 an hour in 2017.

The hourly rate grew by $4.71.

The median salary in North Carolina is higher than the nationwide median salary.


Top North Carolina 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
Charlotte-Concord-Gastonia, NC-SC 1,790 $87,810
Virginia Beach-Norfolk-Newport News, VA-NC 930 $105,250
Raleigh, NC 320 $71,830
Winston-Salem, NC 110 $106,350
Greensboro-High Point, NC 90 $60,950
Wilmington, NC 50 $84,370

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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