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Operations Researcher - Federal Salaries of 2005

Pay Rates for "Operations Researcher"

How much does an Operations Researcher in the federal government get paid? $102,103.58* *Based on the 2005 average.

Operations Researcher was the 242nd most popular job in the U.S. Government in 2005, with 504 employed. The most common payscale was the general schedule payscale.

In 2005, the Internal Revenue Service hired the most employees titled Operations Research, with an average salary of $91,058.

Government Operations Research jobs are classified under the General Schedule (GS) payscale. The minimum paygrade for a Operations Research job is GS-6, and the highest paygrade that can be attained within this job series is GS-15. Remember that the starting and maximum yearly pay listed above reflect base pay only - your actual salary will be higher based on the Locality Pay Adjustment for the area in which you work.

Job Description

Science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM) professions fall under this job category. Due to the growing focus of them STEM fields, individuals in this job category tend to advance more quickly than employees in the other job categories. Jobs in this category are being added quickly and many organizations have trouble finding qualified individuals. Individuals in this job category typically recieve pormotions of 2 grade increases at a time until they reach GS-12.

Agencies that have hired an Operations Researcher

Agency Employees Hired Average Salary
Internal Revenue Service 93 $91,058.18
Federal Aviation Administration 89 $108,359.01
Office of the Secretary, Research and Technology 68 $105,850.62
Department of Energy 64 $106,574.45
National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration 27 $83,404.63
Forest Service 18 $73,229.83
Food and Drug Administration 18 $108,870.61
Environmental Protection Agency 13 $118,362.38
U.S. Coast Guard 11 $86,065.09
Nuclear Regulatory Commission 10 $122,687.10
Social Security Administration 9 $101,090.22
Federal Railroad Administration 7 $102,256.43
Goddard Space Flight Center 7 $88,855.43
National Institute of Standards and Technology 5 $132,351.40
Office of Justice Programs 5 $109,693.00
Geological Survey 5 $101,366.40
Transportation Security Administration 4 $105,410.25
Health Resources and Services Administration 4 $112,918.00
Veterans Health Administration 3 $89,546.67
U.S. Trustee Program 3 $107,712.67
Department of State 3 $118,534.00
Science and Technology Directorate 3 $147,155.00
National Institutes of Health 3 $126,811.33
John Glenn Research Center at Lewis Field 2 $97,452.50
Headquarters, Nasa 2 $90,622.50
Bureau of Labor Statistics 2 $122,325.00
Federal Bureau of Investigation 2 $114,882.00
Office of the Inspector General (Department of Justice) 2 $89,959.00
Drug Enforcement Administration 1 $114,882.00
Office of Management and Budget 1 $131,671.00
Food Safety and Inspection Service 1 $97,213.00
Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service 1 $76,123.00
National Institute of Food & Agriculture 1 $89,736.00
Economic Research Service 1 $114,882.00
Centers for Disease Control and Prevention 1 $84,897.00
Indian Health Service 1 $135,136.00
Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality 1 $140,267.00
Office Secretary Health and Human Services 1 $114,882.00
Federal Supply Service 1 $111,936.00
Employee Benefits Security Administration 1 $103,098.00
Employment Standards Administration 1 $114,882.00
Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration 1 $115,594.00
Federal Highway Administration 1 $106,644.00
Office of Secretary of Transportation 1 $135,136.00
Bureau of Ocean Energy Management, Regulation., & Enforcement 1 $114,882.00
National Park Service 1 $116,942.00
Office of the Secretary of the Interior 1 $135,136.00
Assistant Secretary for Public and Indian Housing 1 $111,936.00
Federal Emergency Management Agency 1 $97,213.00
U.S. Secret Service 1 $97,206.00

Operations Researcher Pay Distribution

The average pay for an Operations Researcher is $102,103.58. The highest paid Operations Researcher made $188,520 in 2005.

Common Operations Researcher Payscales

Payscale Number of Operations Research Employees
GS - General Schedule 344
FG - Similar To The General Schedule 47
FV - Faa Core Compensation Plan 39
ZP - Scientific And Engineering Professional 25
GM - Emp Covered By Pmrs Termination Provisns 14
GG - Grades Similar To General Schedule 10
IR - Irs Broadband Class And Pay System Pos 6
ES - Senior Executive Service 5
SV - Trans Security Admin Emp Other Than Exec 4
SL - Senior Level Positions 2
EV - Faa Executive Compensation Plan 2
AD - Administratively Determined Rates, Not E 1
RS - Senior Biomedical Research Service 1
ED - Expert (5 U.s.c. 3109) 1
EF - Consultant (5 U.s.c. 3109) 1
EE - Expert (other) 1
FM - Former Pmrs Employees 1

Starting Paygrade: $33,903.00 / year base pay at paygrade GS-6, Step 1
Maximum Paygrade: $143,598.00 / year base pay at paygrade GS-15, Step 10
Category: Professional and Scientific

Other Jobs at the GS-6 Paygrade

GS-6 is the starting paygrade for Operations Research jobs. Here are some other Federal Government jobs that can be held by employees at the GS-6 paygrade.

Occupation Occupation Category Starting Paygrade Maximum Paygrade
Insurance AccountsClerical and Administrative SupportGS-1GS-9
General Education and TrainingProfessional and ScientificGS-6GS-15
Health Aid and TechnicianTechnical and Medical SupportGS-1GS-9
Respiratory TherapistTechnical and Medical SupportGS-1GS-9
Tax SpecialistAdministrative and ManagementGS-4GS-15

Average Operations Research Pay Trend from 2004 to 2019

In 2004, the average pay for an Operations Researcher was $97,419. Since then, the average pay has increased to $126,797 in 2019.

Data Sources

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The series code of this occupation is 1515.

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