Board Operator Salary

The average Board Operator in the United States earns approximately $10.84 per hour. Work is enjoyable for Board Operators, who typically claim high levels of job satisfaction. Most Board Operators survey respondents are men (73 percent). Although slightly less than half have medical coverage and just under a third have dental coverage, a little over a half claim no health benefits at all. This overview is based on answers to PayScale's salary questionnaire.

$14,188 - $97,500
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$35K
$98K
MEDIAN: $35,000
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$8.12 - $25.55
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MEDIAN: $10.84
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$0$97K
Salary $14,188 - $97,500
Bonus $8,000
Total Pay (?
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$17,077 - $62,394
  • Country: United States
  • Currency: USD
  • Updated: 11 Jul 2017
  • Individuals Reporting: 14
Hourly Data $0$45
Hourly Rate $8.12 - $25.55
Overtime $29.70
Annual Data $0$62K
Bonus $8,000
Total Pay (?
XTotal Pay combines base annual salary or hourly wage, bonuses, profit sharing, tips, commissions, overtime pay and other forms of cash earnings, as applicable for this job. It does not include equity (stock) compensation, cash value of retirement benefits, or the value of other non-cash benefits (e.g. healthcare).
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$17,077 - $62,394
  • Country: United States
  • Currency: USD
  • Updated: 11 Jul 2017
  • Individuals Reporting: 55

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Job Description for Board Operator

Board operators work behind the scenes at radio stations by using an audio-mixing board to control what sounds and sound effects are heard on listeners' favorite radio programs. Board operators generally perform background duties so the radio host can focus on performing the best vocal show possible. In many large and small radio stations, they occasionally get air-time with the radio hosts, as well.

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Board Operator Tasks

  • Execute on-air changes and pre-programed shows.
  • Monitor live contests and screen phone listeners.
  • Run the control board and studio during live shows.

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Key Stats for Board Operator

Gender

Female
27 %
Male
73 %

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 9 votes.
Less than 1 year
4%
1-4 years
51%
5-9 years
25%
10-19 years
12%
20 years or more
9%
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Experience Affects Board Operator Salaries

Experienced
▲71%

Mid-Career
▲27%

National Average
$26,000

Entry-Level
▼20%

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 9 votes.

Gender

Female
27 %
Male
73 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
4%
1-4 years
51%
5-9 years
25%
10-19 years
12%
20 years or more
9%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 46%
dental benefits
Dental: 29%
vision benefits
Vision: 26%
no benefits
None: 54%
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