Computer Operator Hourly Rate

Job Satisfaction

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Rated 4 out of 5 based on 73 Computer Operator votes.
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National Pay Data
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$16$32$48
Hourly Rate
$10.88 - $25.26  
   
Overtime
$15.81 - $47.01  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$32K$64K$96K
Bonus
$375.00 - $10,000  
   
Commission
$26,000  
Profit Sharing
$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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$24,998 - $91,742  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 15 Feb 2017 | Individuals Reporting: 594

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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.

A computer operator must have experience in a mainframe/mini-computer environment, as well as knowledge in computing system operations terminology. They also must be able to use basic computer software such as the Microsoft Office suite, as well as the operating systems of Windows and Macintosh. A computer operator must also be an effective communicator who is able to form effective relationships with superiors and colleagues.
Computer Operator Tasks
  • Diagnoses and resolves system problems.
  • Support production operations environment including multiple servers, networking, batch processing, backup and related activities.
  • Oversee the computer mainframe and supporting system equipment.
  • 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.

Key Stats

Gender

Female
26 %
Male
74 %
Hourly Rate
$12 - $22
Hourly Rate
$12 - $21

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 73 votes.
Less than 1 year
5%
1-4 years
37%
5-9 years
17%
10-19 years
21%
20 years or more
21%

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