Operations research analysts are below average when it comes to happiness.

At CareerExplorer, we conduct an ongoing survey with millions of people and ask them how satisfied they are with their careers. As it turns out, operations research analysts rate their career happiness 2.9 out of 5 stars which puts them in the bottom 21% of careers.

To put this into perspective, we compared how happy operations research analysts are to similar careers in the industry. Take a look at the results below:

Salaries and satisfaction ratings in similar careers

Career Satisfaction Avg Salary
Drafter
2.9
$48k
Social fundraiser
2.9
$57k
Operations research analyst
2.9
$85k
Technical writer
2.8
$65k

So what does it mean to be happy in your career? Let’s break it down into different dimensions:

  • Salary: Are operations research analysts happy with their salary?
  • Meaning: Do operations research analysts find their jobs meaningful?
  • Personality fit: How well suited are people’s personalities to their everyday tasks as operations research analysts?
  • Work environment: How enjoyable are operations research analyst’s work environments?
  • Skills utilization: Are operations research analysts making the best use of their abilities?

Are operations research analysts happy with their salary?