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Eastern Workforce Development Area (1Q 2017)
All Industry
Estimated employment100
Mean wage$52.74
Entry wage$37.79
10th percentile wage$35.38
50th percentile wage$53.97
90th percentile wage$66.30
Top Employing Industries
 IndustryEmployment / Percent
Professional and Business Services3035.5%
Public Administration3034.4%
Top Paying Industries
 IndustryEmployment / Median Wage
Professional and Business Services3057.54
Public Administration3045.38
Operations Research Analysts (15-2031)
Formulate and apply mathematical modeling and other optimizing methods using a computer to develop and interpret information that assists management with decision making, policy formulation, or other managerial functions. May develop related software, service, or products. Frequently concentrates on collecting and analyzing data and developing decision support software. May develop and supply optimal time, cost, or logistics networks for program evaluation, review, or implementation.
Median Wage History
Compared to
Occupational Group
Current$53.97 $40.71  $13.26
2016$52.71+2.4%$39.76 +2.4%$12.95
2015$51.70+2.0%$39.00 +2.0%$12.70
2014$50.73+1.9%$38.26 +1.9%$12.46
2013$49.76+1.9%$37.53 +1.9%$12.23
2012$48.79+2.0%$36.80 +2.0%$11.99
2011$48.03+1.6%$36.23 +1.6%$11.80
2010$47.19+1.8%$35.60 +1.8%$11.59
2009$46.69+1.1%$35.22 +1.1%$11.47
2008$45.30+3.1%$34.17 +3.1%$11.13
Compared to
All Occupations
Current$53.97 $21.67  $32.30
2016$52.71+2.4%$20.98 +3.3%$31.73
2015$51.70+2.0%$20.54 +2.1%$31.16
2014$50.73+1.9%$20.10 +2.2%$30.63
2013$49.76+1.9%$19.69 +2.1%$30.07
2012$48.79+2.0%$19.36 +1.7%$29.44
2011$48.03+1.6%$19.05 +1.6%$28.98
2010$47.19+1.8%$18.73 +1.7%$28.46
2009$46.69+1.1%$18.48 +1.4%$28.21
2008$45.30+3.1%$18.00 +2.6%$27.29
Note: The mid-wage is the median wage. The average wage is the mean wage. The entry-level wage is equal to the average of the lower third of reported wages for the occupation. The wage range consists of the 10th and 90th percentiles; 80% of workers earn between this wage range, 10% earn less while 10% earn more.
Reference Date: 1st Quarter 2017
Top Areas For This Occupation
Best Pay
Median Wage / Employment
South Central$48.2350
North Central$40.21730
Highest Employment
Median Wage / Employment
North Central$40.21730
South Central$48.2350
Wages in other areas
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