Operations Researcher - Federal Salaries of 2007

Pay Rates for "Operations Researcher"

How much does an Operations Researcher in the federal government get paid? $106,692.78* *Based on the 2007 average.
518 EMPLOYEES
$55.27M TOTAL SALARY
GS MOST COMMON PAYSCALE

Operations Researcher was the 231st most popular job in the U.S. Government in 2007, with 518 employed. The most common payscale was the general schedule payscale.

In 2007, the Federal Aviation Administration hired the most employees titled Operations Research, with an average salary of $113,411.

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 109 $113,411.17
Internal Revenue Service 95 $96,659.45
Department of Energy 61 $109,877.05
Office of the Secretary, Research and Technology 61 $106,830.18
National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration 25 $92,008.28
U.S. Coast Guard 15 $91,487.60
Food and Drug Administration 14 $110,067.00
Forest Service 12 $80,939.25
Goddard Space Flight Center 10 $95,087.60
Social Security Administration 10 $110,893.00
Environmental Protection Agency 7 $136,474.14
Ous for Science and Technology 7 $138,936.29
Nuclear Regulatory Commission 6 $134,767.33
Federal Railroad Administration 6 $109,463.83
Transportation Security Administration 6 $108,629.83
Geological Survey 6 $108,610.17
Health Resources and Services Administration 4 $102,203.75
John Glenn Research Center at Lewis Field 4 $96,138.50
U.S. Secret Service 4 $81,219.00
National Institutes of Health 3 $141,382.67
Veterans Health Administration 3 $96,441.00
Consumer Product Safety Commission 3 $80,565.33
Department of State 3 $126,165.00
National Institute of Standards and Technology 3 $134,492.00
Federal Bureau of Investigation 3 $112,585.33
Office of Justice Programs 3 $129,245.33
U.S. Trustee Program 3 $103,921.00
Centers for Disease Control and Prevention 2 $111,320.00
Headquarters, Nasa 2 $117,544.00
Office of the Inspector General (Department of Justice) 2 $98,398.50
Bureau of Labor Statistics 2 $130,170.00
Federal Student Aid 2 $79,397.00
Office of Management and Budget 1 $143,471.00
Department of Homeland Security Headquarters 1 $114,042.00
Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality 1 $145,380.00
Federal Emergency Management Agency 1 $103,220.00
Indian Health Service 1 $145,971.00
Domestic Nuclear Detection Office 1 $102,369.00
Office of Personnel Management 1 $66,767.00
Assistant Secretary for Public and Indian Housing 1 $118,840.00
Office of Secretary of Transportation 1 $143,471.00
Office of the Secretary of the Interior 1 $144,421.00
Bureau of Transportation Statistics 1 $89,985.00
National Park Service 1 $123,438.00
Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration 1 $128,757.00
Bureau of Ocean Energy Management, Regulation., & Enforcement 1 $121,967.00
Economic Research Service 1 $128,757.00
Employment Standards Administration 1 $121,967.00
Coop State Research, Educ, & Exten Service 1 $95,279.00
Employee Benefits Security Administration 1 $112,586.00
Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service 1 $98,119.00
Federal Acquisition Service 1 $120,288.00
Food Safety and Inspection Service 1 $103,220.00
Office Secretary Health and Human Services 1 $123,405.00

Operations Researcher Pay Distribution

The average pay for an Operations Researcher is $106,692.78. The highest paid Operations Researcher made $186,600 in 2007.

Common Operations Researcher Payscales

Payscale Number of Operations Research Employees
GS - General Schedule 341
FV - Faa Core Compensation Plan 55
FG - Similar To The General Schedule 53
ZP - Scientific And Engineering Professional 28
GM - Emp Covered By Pmrs Termination Provisns 8
IR - Irs Broadband Class And Pay System Pos 6
SV - Trans Security Admin Emp Other Than Exec 6
GG - Grades Similar To General Schedule 6
ES - Senior Executive Service 5
SL - Senior Level Positions 3
ED - Expert (5 U.s.c. 3109) 1
EF - Consultant (5 U.s.c. 3109) 1
EV - Faa Executive Compensation Plan 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: $32,716.00 / year base pay at paygrade GS-6, Step 1
Maximum Paygrade: $138,572.00 / year base pay at paygrade GS-15, Step 10
Category: Professional and Scientific
Occupation Family: 1500 MATHEMATICAL SCIENCES GROUP

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 2017

In 2004, the average pay for an Operations Researcher was $97,419. Since then, the average pay has increased to $121,371 in 2017.


Data Sources

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The series code of this occupation is 1515.

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