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Control Room Operator Salary (United States)

Men represent the vast majority of Control Room Operators in the United States. People in this role can earn an average of $22.56 per hour nationwide. Medical benefits are awarded to the vast majority, and most earn dental coverage. Most Control Room Operators report high levels of job satisfaction. This outline is based on answers to PayScale's salary survey.
Control Room Operator Salary (?
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$29,943 - $91,358
(Median)
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MEDIAN: $51,061
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Control Room Operator Salary (?
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$14.31 - $36.89
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MEDIAN: $22.00
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National Salary Data

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$0$31K$62K$93K
Salary
$29,943 - $91,358  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $7,000  
Profit Sharing
$305.21 - $4,972  
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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$30,501 - $92,488  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 3 Sep 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 61
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$19$38$57
Hourly Rate
$14.31 - $36.89  
   
Overtime
$21.80 - $55.29  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$50K$100K$150K
Bonus
$0.00 - $7,000  
   
Profit Sharing
$305.21 - $4,972  
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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$30,501 - $92,488  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 3 Sep 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 193
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Job Description for Control Room Operator

  • Train staff on safety, proper equipment usage, and incident reporting.
  • Inspect the plant to ensure conformance with safety and maintenance regulations.
  • Monitor and control the processes and equipment in a plant to ensure final quality goals are reached.
  • Resolve equipment, hazard, and safety issues quickly.

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Control Room Operators report a focused set of job skills. Fortunate workers who know Fossil Fuel Energy / Fossil Fuel Power can expect a significant pay bump, scoring salaries 39 percent above average.

Pay by Experience Level for Control Room Operator

Median of all compensation (including tips, bonus, and overtime) by years of experience.
Experience and income seem to be closely related; in general, the survey respondents who had worked for more years reported higher incomes. Respondents with less than five years' experience take home $42K on average. In contrast, those who have been around for five to 10 years earn a noticeably higher average of $55K. Control Room Operators claiming one to two decades of experience make an estimated median of $68K. Control Room Operators who have stuck around for more than two decades see earnings that are only slightly higher than those of folks who have worked for 10 to 20 years; the more senior group makes around $76K on average. One to nine years of experience is standard for most employees in this area; a little over a half of respondents fit between this range. Experienced employees who have 10-20 years of experience make up roughly one in four of the workforce; inexperienced individuals who have been working for less than one year comprise less than five percent, and senior people with more than 20 years under their belt fill out the remaining around one in six.

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Experience Affects Control Room Operator Salaries

Late-Career
up arrow 40%
Experienced
up arrow 25%
Mid-Career
up arrow 2%
National Average
$54,000
Entry-Level
up arrow 23%

Skills That Affect Control Room Operator Salaries

Fossil Fuel Energy / Fossil Fuel Power
up arrow 39%
Systems Computer/Console Operations
up arrow 3%
National Average
$54,000

Job Satisfaction

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Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5 based on 54 votes.

Gender

Female
8%
female alumni
 
Male
93%
male alumni

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
4%
1-4 years
31%
5-9 years
24%
10-19 years
26%
20 years or more
16%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits Medical: 90% dental benefits Dental: 80%
vision benefits Vision: 57% employee benefits None: 8%