Operations Researcher - Federal Salaries of 2009

Pay Rates for "Operations Researcher"

How much does an Operations Researcher in the federal government get paid? $111,253.73* *Based on the 2009 average.

Operations Researcher was the 211th most popular job in the U.S. Government in 2009, with 641 employed. The most common payscale was the general schedule payscale.

In 2009, the Federal Aviation Administration hired the most employees titled Operations Research, with an average salary of $115,809.

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 152 $115,809.24
Internal Revenue Service 104 $102,999.33
Department of Energy 81 $106,607.86
Office of the Secretary, Research and Technology 63 $110,763.16
Food and Drug Administration 33 $100,167.00
National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration 28 $103,862.11
U.S. Coast Guard 18 $98,342.50
Ous for Science and Technology 11 $148,954.36
Forest Service 10 $87,283.50
Social Security Administration 10 $116,308.50
Goddard Space Flight Center 9 $112,311.78
Environmental Protection Agency 9 $148,946.56
Department of Homeland Security Headquarters 8 $135,169.88
U.S. Secret Service 6 $96,865.83
Transportation Security Administration 6 $129,903.50
Federal Railroad Administration 6 $121,940.67
Food Safety and Inspection Service 5 $86,130.20
Centers for Disease Control and Prevention 5 $113,401.00
Headquarters, Nasa 5 $124,324.60
John Glenn Research Center at Lewis Field 4 $108,061.25
Consumer Product Safety Commission 4 $75,184.50
Department of State 4 $127,603.67
National Institutes of Health 4 $147,034.25
Bureau of Citizenshp and Immigratn Services 4 $123,052.50
Geological Survey 4 $112,832.50
National Institute of Standards and Technology 4 $150,405.50
Federal Acquisition Service 4 $99,318.50
Nuclear Regulatory Commission 3 $144,713.33
Veterans Health Administration 3 $97,483.33
Office of the Inspector General (Department of Justice) 2 $75,189.50
U.S. Trustee Program 2 $121,563.50
Bureau of Labor Statistics 2 $143,746.50
Federal Student Aid 2 $116,419.00
Health Resources and Services Administration 2 $103,321.50
Federal Bureau of Investigation 2 $118,132.00
Office of Justice Programs 2 $159,248.50
Domestic Nuclear Detection Office 1 $128,886.00
National Park Service 1 $133,232.00
Assistant Secretary for Public and Indian Housing 1 $133,543.00
Bureau of Ocean Energy Management, Regulation., & Enforcement 1 $136,043.00
Office of the Secretary of the Interior 1 $153,200.00
Langley Research Center 1 $104,525.00
Office of Personnel Management 1 $89,825.00
Economic Research Service 1 $150,025.00
Office of National Drug Control Policy 1 $50,408.00
Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service 1 $112,013.00
Federal Highway Administration 1 $73,100.00
Office of Management and Budget 1 $153,200.00
Bureau of Transportation Statistics 1 $109,570.00
Employment Standards Administration 1 $133,543.00
Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration 1 $144,997.00
Employee Benefits Security Administration 1 $123,269.00
Indian Health Service 1 $153,200.00
Equal Employment Opportunity Commission 1 $86,927.00
Federal Emergency Management Agency 1 $113,007.00
Inspector General (Department of Veterans Affairs) 1 $140,969.00

Operations Researcher Pay Distribution

The average pay for an Operations Researcher is $111,253.73. The highest paid Operations Researcher made $184,801 in 2009.

Common Operations Researcher Payscales

Payscale Number of Operations Research Employees
GS - General Schedule 412
FV - Faa Core Compensation Plan 122
ZP - Scientific And Engineering Professional 32
FG - Similar To The General Schedule 29
GM - Emp Covered By Pmrs Termination Provisns 7
IR - Irs Broadband Class And Pay System Pos 6
SV - Trans Security Admin Emp Other Than Exec 6
AP - Admin, Profess, & Scientific Career Path 5
ES - Senior Executive Service 5
SL - Senior Level Positions 4
EF - Consultant (5 U.s.c. 3109) 3
GG - Grades Similar To General Schedule 3
EJ - Dept Of Energy Org Act Excepted Service 2
AD - Administratively Determined Rates, Not E 2
ED - Expert (5 U.s.c. 3109) 1
EV - Faa Executive Compensation Plan 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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