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15-2031 Operations Research Analysts



Formulate and apply mathematical modeling and other optimizing methods to develop and interpret information that assists management with decision making, policy formulation, or other managerial functions. May collect and analyze data and develop decision support software, service, or products. May develop and supply optimal time, cost, or logistics networks for program evaluation, review, or implementation.

Geography Click link for Career Profile EmploymentEmp SE*Percentiles
Mean10th25thMedian75th90th
Seven County Mpls-St Paul, MN 1,97091$47.51/hr$30.42/hr$32.03/hr$40.83/hr$51.85/hr$66.06/hr


IndustryOES Employment (Statewide)OES Median Wage (Statewide)
ConstructionN/AN/A
Manufacturing170$51.40/hr
Trade, Transportation and Utilities190$40.66/hr
Information100$48.15/hr
Financial Activities700$40.66/hr
Professional and Business Services910$40.24/hr
Education and Health Services120$48.15/hr
Leisure and HospitalityN/AN/A
Other ServicesN/AN/A
Public Administration30$49.86/hr
 
Geography Click link for details EmploymentMedian WageProjections
% Change 2020-2030
Grand Forks ND-MN MSA N/AN/AN/A
Mankato-North Mankato MN MSA N/AN/AN/A
Rochester MN MSA N/AN/AN/A
Northeast Balance of State N/AN/AN/A
Northwest Minnesota 10$37.09/hrN/A
Northwest Balance of State 10$37.09/hrN/A
Southwest Balance of State 10$51.72/hrN/A
Southwest Minnesota 20$45.20/hrN/A
La Crosse WI-MN MSA 20$38.72/hrN/A
St Cloud MN MSA 20$37.95/hrN/A
Central Minnesota 40$40.61/hr25.8%
Northeast Minnesota 40$36.69/hr22.3%
Duluth MN-WI MSA 40$36.69/hrN/A
Southeast Balance of State 60$40.37/hrN/A
Southeast Minnesota 80$40.43/hrN/A
Fargo ND-MN MSA 90$40.64/hrN/A
Seven County Mpls-St Paul, MN 1,970$40.83/hr24.1%
Minneapolis-St Paul-Bloomington MN-WI MSA 1,990$40.83/hrN/A
Minnesota 2,230$40.83/hr24.3%


Occupations Click link for details EmploymentMedian WageProjections
% Change -
Mathematicians N/AN/AN/A
Logisticians 2,600$40.06/hr29.0%
Actuaries 560$55.99/hrN/A
Statistical Assistants 50$31.17/hr2.6%
Statisticians 860$40.24/hr33.4%
Computer Programmers 1,430$44.23/hr-14.0%
Industrial Engineers 12,660$49.57/hr11.2%
Economists 210$50.83/hr3.8%


  • Break systems into their components, assign numerical values to each component, and examine the mathematical relationships between them.
  • Study and analyze information about alternative courses of action to determine which plan will offer the best outcomes.
  • Observe the current system in operation and gather and analyze information about each of the parts of component problems, using a variety of sources.
  • Perform validation and testing of models to ensure adequacy and reformulate models as necessary.
  • Collaborate with others in the organization to ensure successful implementation of chosen problem solutions.
  • Analyze information obtained from management to conceptualize and define operational problems.
  • Define data requirements and gather and validate information, applying judgment and statistical tests.
  • Collaborate with others in the organization to ensure successful implementation of chosen problem solutions.
  • Formulate mathematical or simulation models of problems, relating constants and variables, restrictions, alternatives, conflicting objectives, and their numerical parameters.
  • Break systems into their components, assign numerical values to each component, and examine the mathematical relationships between them.