The median annual wage of operations research analysts was $70,960 in May 2010. The median wage is the wage at which half of the workers in an occupation earned more than that amount and half earned less. The lowest 10 percent earned less than $39,920, and the top 10 percent earned more than $122,750.
Almost all operations research analysts work full time. Analysts often travel to work with clients and company executives and to attend conferences.
Source: Bureau of Labor Statistics, U.S. Department of Labor, Occupational Outlook Handbook, 2012-13 Edition