Board Operator Salary

Earnings for Board Operators in the United States come in at around $10.35 per hour on average. Though the majority of Board Operators do not report high levels of job satisfaction, most are moderately content with their role. Health benefits are not enjoyed by everyone in this line of work, and slightly more than half lack any coverage at all. Medical benefits are reported by just over two-fifths and dental coverage is claimed by about a fourth. Making up 71 percent of those who took the survey, male Board Operators greatly outnumber their female counterparts. This report is based on responses to the PayScale salary survey.

$10,137 - $108,496
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$8.07 - $23.96
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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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$16,934 - $56,215  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 25 Mar 2017 | Individuals Reporting: 11
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$16$32$48
Hourly Rate
$8.07 - $23.96  
   
Overtime
$29.70  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$32K$64K$96K
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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$16,934 - $56,215  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 25 Mar 2017 | Individuals Reporting: 49

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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
29 %
Male
71 %

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 10 votes.
Less than 1 year
5%
1-4 years
53%
5-9 years
25%
10-19 years
13%
20 years or more
3%
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Experience Affects Board Operator Salaries

Experienced
▲80%

Mid-Career
▲34%

National Average
$25,000

Entry-Level
▼16%

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 10 votes.

Gender

Female
29 %
Male
71 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
5%
1-4 years
53%
5-9 years
25%
10-19 years
13%
20 years or more
3%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 45%
dental benefits
Dental: 26%
vision benefits
Vision: 23%
no benefits
None: 55%