Operations Researcher - Federal Salaries of 2006

Pay Rates for "Operations Researcher"

How much does an Operations Researcher in the federal government get paid? $105,000.35* *Based on the 2006 average.

Operations Researcher was the 237th most popular job in the U.S. Government in 2006, with 509 employed. The most common payscale was the general schedule payscale.

In 2006, the Federal Aviation Administration hired the most employees titled Operations Research, with an average salary of $114,068.

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
Federal Aviation Administration 96 $114,068.47
Internal Revenue Service 95 $96,889.09
Department of Energy 68 $108,709.72
Office of the Secretary, Research and Technology 64 $105,363.78
National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration 25 $86,286.12
U.S. Coast Guard 18 $84,875.44
Forest Service 15 $75,343.73
Food and Drug Administration 13 $112,191.15
Goddard Space Flight Center 9 $87,302.22
Nuclear Regulatory Commission 9 $126,539.33
Social Security Administration 8 $106,706.50
Federal Railroad Administration 8 $105,119.00
Environmental Protection Agency 8 $128,556.63
Geological Survey 5 $105,109.80
Office of Justice Programs 5 $116,226.40
Ous for Science and Technology 4 $143,649.50
Health Resources and Services Administration 4 $117,812.33
Veterans Health Administration 3 $93,235.33
Transportation Security Administration 3 $107,673.00
Headquarters, Nasa 3 $103,763.00
Department of State 3 $122,083.33
National Institute of Standards and Technology 3 $131,477.00
Office of the Inspector General (Department of Justice) 2 $94,340.00
U.S. Trustee Program 2 $123,207.50
Bureau of Labor Statistics 2 $126,525.50
National Institutes of Health 2 $137,518.50
Centers for Disease Control and Prevention 2 $105,142.50
U.S. Secret Service 2 $74,225.00
John Glenn Research Center at Lewis Field 2 $102,155.00
Federal Bureau of Investigation 2 $118,828.00
Indian Health Service 1 $139,774.00
Bureau of Transportation Statistics 1 $87,664.00
Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service 1 $92,955.00
Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration 1 $121,856.00
Food Safety and Inspection Service 1 $100,554.00
Ous Border and Transportation Security 1 $97,607.00
Office of Management and Budget 1 $139,774.00
Federal Emergency Management Agency 1 $100,554.00
Patent and Trademark Office 1 $56,082.00
Assistant Secretary for Public and Indian Housing 1 $115,781.00
Drug Enforcement Administration 1 $118,828.00
Office of the Secretary of the Interior 1 $139,774.00
Employment Standards Administration 1 $118,828.00
National Park Service 1 $120,840.00
Employee Benefits Security Administration 1 $106,641.00
Bureau of Ocean Energy Management, Regulation., & Enforcement 1 $118,828.00
Federal Supply Service 1 $115,781.00
Langley Research Center 1 $88,886.00
Office Secretary Health and Human Services 1 $118,828.00
Office of Personnel Management 1 $54,272.00
Economic Research Service 1 $125,439.00
Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality 1 $142,980.00
Office of Secretary of Transportation 1 $139,774.00
Coop State Research, Educ, & Exten Service 1 $92,820.00

Operations Researcher Pay Distribution

The average pay for an Operations Researcher is $105,000.35. The highest paid Operations Researcher made $183,500 in 2006.

Common Operations Researcher Payscales

Payscale Number of Operations Research Employees
GS - General Schedule 349
FG - Similar To The General Schedule 47
FV - Faa Core Compensation Plan 47
ZP - Scientific And Engineering Professional 22
GG - Grades Similar To General Schedule 9
GM - Emp Covered By Pmrs Termination Provisns 8
IR - Irs Broadband Class And Pay System Pos 8
ES - Senior Executive Service 5
SL - Senior Level Positions 3
SV - Trans Security Admin Emp Other Than Exec 3
EV - Faa Executive Compensation Plan 2
ED - Expert (5 U.s.c. 3109) 1
EF - Consultant (5 U.s.c. 3109) 1
EE - Expert (other) 1
RS - Senior Biomedical Research Service 1
AD - Administratively Determined Rates, Not E 1
ST - Scientific And Professional 1

Starting Paygrade: $33,567.00 / year base pay at paygrade GS-6, Step 1
Maximum Paygrade: $142,180.00 / 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
AccountingProfessional and ScientificGS-6GS-15
Instructional SystemsProfessional and ScientificGS-6GS-15
Therapeutic Radiologic TechnologistTechnical and Medical SupportGS-1GS-9
Educational TherapistProfessional and ScientificGS-6GS-15
Military PayClerical and Administrative SupportGS-1GS-9

Average Operations Research Pay Trend from 2004 to 2018

In 2004, the average pay for an Operations Researcher was $97,419. Since then, the average pay has increased to $120,719 in 2018.

Data Sources

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The series code of this occupation is 1515.

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