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Operations Researcher - Federal Salaries of 2008

Pay Rates for "Operations Researcher"

How much does an Operations Researcher in the federal government get paid? $109,323.79* *Based on the 2008 average.

Operations Researcher was the 228th most popular job in the U.S. Government in 2008, with 553 employed. The most common payscale was the general schedule payscale.

In 2008, the Federal Aviation Administration hired the most employees titled Operations Research, with an average salary of $114,686.

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 124 $114,685.89
Internal Revenue Service 102 $98,498.69
Department of Energy 65 $111,342.02
Office of the Secretary, Research and Technology 60 $111,275.38
Food and Drug Administration 25 $102,666.64
National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration 23 $101,565.00
U.S. Coast Guard 15 $89,816.47
Forest Service 12 $85,348.58
Goddard Space Flight Center 11 $95,042.18
Social Security Administration 9 $116,663.33
Environmental Protection Agency 8 $143,989.38
Science and Technology Directorate 8 $145,265.00
Federal Railroad Administration 6 $113,285.50
Geological Survey 5 $115,808.00
Transportation Security Administration 5 $126,089.20
U.S. Secret Service 5 $89,954.80
John Glenn Research Center at Lewis Field 4 $101,044.00
Nuclear Regulatory Commission 4 $136,216.75
Consumer Product Safety Commission 4 $67,422.50
Health Resources and Services Administration 3 $103,274.33
Headquarters, Nasa 3 $123,382.67
Department of State 3 $124,009.67
National Institute of Standards and Technology 3 $142,625.00
National Institutes of Health 3 $149,534.00
Centers for Disease Control and Prevention 3 $126,038.33
Department of Homeland Security Headquarters 3 $136,385.33
Office of the Inspector General (Department of Justice) 2 $66,677.50
Veterans Health Administration 2 $100,127.50
Domestic Nuclear Detection Office 2 $105,930.00
Food Safety and Inspection Service 2 $89,634.50
Bureau of Labor Statistics 2 $137,623.00
U.S. Trustee Program 2 $110,132.00
Office of Justice Programs 2 $154,301.50
Federal Student Aid 2 $90,497.00
Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration 1 $134,538.00
Pipeline/Hazardous Materials Safety Administration 1 $96,791.00
Office of Secretary of Transportation 1 $149,750.00
Office of Personnel Management 1 $82,961.00
Federal Acquisition Service 1 $128,863.00
Employment Standards Administration 1 $127,442.00
1 $117,639.00
Drug Enforcement Administration 1 $127,442.00
Federal Bureau of Investigation 1 $131,442.00
Bureau of Ocean Energy Management, Regulation., & Enforcement 1 $129,942.00
National Park Service 1 $128,605.00
Office of the Secretary of the Interior 1 $149,000.00
Assistant Secretary for Public and Indian Housing 1 $127,442.00
Federal Emergency Management Agency 1 $110,654.00
Citizenship and Immigration Services 1 $82,961.00
Indian Health Service 1 $149,000.00
Office of Management and Budget 1 $149,000.00
Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service 1 $104,690.00
National Institute of Food & Agriculture 1 $105,394.00
Economic Research Service 1 $139,431.00
Inspector General (Department of Veterans Affairs) 1 $134,538.00

Operations Researcher Pay Distribution

The average pay for an Operations Researcher is $109,323.79. The highest paid Operations Researcher made $197,790 in 2008.

Common Operations Researcher Payscales

Payscale Number of Operations Research Employees
GS - General Schedule 364
FV - Faa Core Compensation Plan 73
FG - Similar To The General Schedule 50
ZP - Scientific And Engineering Professional 26
GM - Emp Covered By Pmrs Termination Provisns 8
IR - Irs Broadband Class And Pay System Pos 6
ES - Senior Executive Service 5
SV - Trans Security Admin Emp Other Than Exec 5
SL - Senior Level Positions 4
GG - Grades Similar To General Schedule 4
AD - Administratively Determined Rates, Not E 3
EF - Consultant (5 U.s.c. 3109) 3
ST - Scientific And Professional 1
EV - Faa Executive Compensation Plan 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

The information provided on these pages is sourced from the Office of Personnel Management (OPM) Enterprise Human Resources Integration (EHRI) dataset. Postal Service data is managed exclusively by the USPS . All information is displayed unmodified and as provided by the source agency.

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The series code of this occupation is 1515.

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