Median pay for Board Operators in the United States lies in the neighborhood of $10.26 per hour. Male Board Operators are far more common among survey respondents than their female counterparts, who typically comprise less than one-third of the field. For the most part, people in this position report moderate levels of job satisfaction. Over a third report receiving medical coverage from their employers and close to one-fifth collect dental insurance. This overview is based on answers to PayScale's salary questionnaire.

$10,137 - $108,496
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$8.06 - $23.69
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National Salary Data (?
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$0$50K$100K$150K
Salary
$10,137 - $108,496  
   
Bonus
$8,000  
Total Pay (?
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$16,886 - $55,580  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 18 Jan 2017 | Individuals Reporting: 11
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$18$36$54
Hourly Rate
$8.06 - $23.69  
   
Overtime
$34.50  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$50K$100K$150K
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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$16,886 - $55,580  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 18 Jan 2017 | Individuals Reporting: 53

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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

  • Run the control board and studio during live shows.
  • Monitor live contests and screen phone listeners.
  • Execute on-air changes and pre-programed 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 13 votes.
Less than 1 year
5%
1-4 years
56%
5-9 years
22%
10-19 years
14%
20 years or more
3%
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Experience Affects Board Operator Salaries

Experienced
up arrow 44%

Mid-Career
up arrow 30%

National Average
$24,000

Entry-Level
up arrow 14%

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 13 votes.

Gender

Female
27 %
Male
73 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
5%
1-4 years
56%
5-9 years
22%
10-19 years
14%
20 years or more
3%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 38%
dental benefits
Dental: 21%
vision benefits
Vision: 18%
dental benefits
None: 62%
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