Operations Research Analysts (15-2031)

Occupation description:  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.

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Employment and Job Openings

  Average employment Average annual openings
  2014 estimate2024 projectionPercent change GrowthReplacementTotal
Alaska 7778 1.30 12
United States 91,300118,900 30.22,760 1,6304,390

Job outlook

  • Alaska: Alaska’s employment growth is low with low employment opportunities. Read more.


2015 Wages

  Mean Wage Wage by Percentile
  Mean10th25th Median75th90th
United States 40.4720.9227.55 37.8050.5263.70
Alaska 41.4818.6923.45 34.1846.1674.59
Anchorage/Mat-Su Area *** ***
Fairbanks North Star Borough 27.3916.0018.61 23.3730.9844.70

* indicates the estimate is not available, or the hourly wage is greater than $100, or the annual wage is greater than $208,000.


Labor Force Indicators

2015 Worker Characteristics
Total workersNonresident workers Percent nonresidentPercent age 45 plusPercent age 50 plus
8412 14.353.2 37.7
2015 Potential Supply
Qualified but working in another occupation13
Currently employed in a lower paid occupation6
UI claimants previously working in occupation1
2015 ALEXsys Employment Data
Number of registrants 41
Number of job position postings 7
Ratio of registrants to job position postings 5.9

Typical Entry-level Education, Experience, and/or On-the-job Training

Education: Bachelor’s degree Work experience: None On-the-job training: None

Training Resources

 Degree
University of Alaska Anchorage   (Anchorage)
General Management Mas