Median pay for Board Operators in the United States is around $10.22 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. Over a third report receiving medical coverage from their employers and just under one in four collect dental insurance. Most people on this career path report moderate levels of job satisfaction. The figures in this overview were provided by individuals who took PayScale's salary questionnaire.

$10,067 - $99,329
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$38K
$99K
MEDIAN: $37,500
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$7.95 - $25.00
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National Salary Data (?
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$0$34K$68K$102K
Salary
$10,067 - $99,329  
   
Bonus
$5,000  
Total Pay (?
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$16,690 - $55,768  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 28 Oct 2016 | Individuals Reporting: 10
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$18$36$54
Hourly Rate
$7.95 - $25.00  
   
Overtime
$45.00  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$50K$100K$150K
Bonus
$5,000  
   
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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$16,690 - $55,768  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 28 Oct 2016 | Individuals Reporting: 58
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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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Experience Affects Board Operator Salaries

Experienced
up arrow 47%

Mid-Career
up arrow 31%

National Average
$24,000

Entry-Level
up arrow 12%

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 11 votes.

Gender

Female
27 %
Male
73 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
4%
1-4 years
56%
5-9 years
18%
10-19 years
19%
20 years or more
3%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 37%
dental benefits
Dental: 23%
medical benefits
Vision: 20%
dental benefits
None: 63%
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