Median of all compensation (including tips, bonus, and overtime) by years of experience.
Mainframe Computer Operators with more experience do not necessarily bring home bigger paychecks. In fact, experience in this field tends to impact compensation minimally. Respondents with less than five years' experience take home $38K on average. In contrast, those who have been around for five to 10 years earn a noticeably higher average of $42K. Mainframe Computer Operators see a median salary of $42K after reaching one to two decades on the job. Veterans who have worked for more than two decades do tend to make the most in the end; the median pay for this group is $47K.