The average wage for a Computer Operator is $16.92 per hour.
Computer Operator Total Pay (?
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$28,898 - $60,997
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MEDIAN: $40,873
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Computer Operator Total Pay (?
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$10.92 - $24.94
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National Salary Data

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$0$21K$42K$63K
Salary
$28,898 - $60,997  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $3,024  
Profit Sharing
$96.35 - $2,492  
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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$24,823 - $57,479  
PayScale
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 16 Apr 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 809
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$13$26$39
Hourly Rate
$10.92 - $24.94  
   
Overtime
$15.27 - $38.10  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$26K$52K$78K
Bonus
$0.00 - $3,024  
   
Profit Sharing
$96.35 - $2,492  
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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$24,823 - $57,479  
PayScale
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 16 Apr 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 809
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Job Description for Computer Operator
A computer operator performs a variety of tasks, including the operation of multiprocessing computers and organizing, maintaining, and distributing related reports. They must able to operate electronic computer systems in a big-data communication environment, as well as be able to read and understand manuals and instructions to perform job duties. Some of the most important functions of a computer operator include having to operate computers, mini/micro computers, printers, PCs, and mainframes. He or she also creates and maintains operations documents and must be able to plan a daily schedule for job control set-up. Additionally, they need to do some math calculations quickly and accurately and type at a fast rate. A computer operator need to have a strong knowledge in the specific operations expected by their organization; they should be able to work independently in performing his or her job duties.
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Computer Operator Tasks
  • Install, maintain, monitor, analyze, and troubleshoot data center equipment and software in support of data center operations.
  • Ensure the processes remain uninterrupted and the program jobs run as scheduled.
  • Oversee the computer mainframe and supporting system equipment.
  • Diagnoses and resolves system problems.
  • Support production operations environment including multiple servers, networking, batch processing, backup and related activities.
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Pay Difference By Location
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$38,000
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Computer Operator Reviews

What is it like working as a Computer Operator?
Computer Operator in Arcadia:
"Stress Level."
Pros: Not a lot of stress.
Cons: No advancement opportunities.
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Experience Affects Computer Operator Salaries

National Average
$38,000

Skills That Affect Computer Operator Salaries

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Microsoft Office
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National Average
$38,000
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Rated 5 out of 5 based on 130 votes.
Gender
Female
28%
female alumni
 
Male
72%
male alumni
Years of Experience
Less than 1 year
3%
1-4 years
30%
5-9 years
20%
10-19 years
26%
20 years or more
22%
Common Health Benefits
medical benefits Medical: 80% dental benefits Dental: 74%
vision benefits Vision: 59% employee benefits None: 17%
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