Browse Categories

Control Room Operator Salary

Men represent the vast majority of Control Room Operators in the United States. People in this role can earn an average of $22.33 per hour nationwide. The majority of Control Room Operators claim high levels of job satisfaction. A large number report receiving medical coverage from their employers and a fair number collect dental insurance. Figures cited in this summary are based on replies to PayScale's salary questionnaire.
Read More
$30,230 - $92,032
(Median)
$30K
$50K
$92K
MEDIAN: $50,169
10%
50%
90%

Add this chart to your site: 640px    300px

$14.13 - $37.14
(Median)
$14
$22
$37
MEDIAN: $22.00
10%
50%
90%

Add this chart to your site: 640px    300px

National Salary Data (?
XAll compensation data shown are gross, national 10th to 90th percentile ranges. Pay can vary greatly by location. To view local data, take the PayScale survey.
)
$0$31K$62K$93K
Salary
$30,230 - $92,032  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $6,787  
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).
)
$30,427 - $91,716  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 11 Dec 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 70
National Hourly Rate Data (?
XAll compensation data shown are gross, national 10th to 90th percentile ranges. Pay can vary greatly by location. To view local data, take the PayScale survey.
)
$0$19$38$57
Hourly Rate
$14.13 - $37.14  
   
Overtime
$21.82 - $55.91  
National Annualized Data (?
XAll compensation data shown are gross, national 10th to 90th percentile ranges. Pay can vary greatly by location. To view local data, take the PayScale survey.
)
$0$50K$100K$150K
Bonus
$0.00 - $6,787  
   
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).
)
$30,427 - $91,716  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 11 Dec 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 209
United States (change)

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.

Control Room Operator Job Listings

Search for more jobs:


Professional skills reported by Control Room Operators are few in number. Fortunate workers who know Fossil Fuel Energy / Fossil Fuel Power command much higher paychecks, scoring salaries 66 percent above average.

Pay by Experience Level for Control Room Operator

Median of all compensation (including tips, bonus, and overtime) by years of experience.


For many Control Room Operators, experience and pay levels seem to be correlated; more years in the business generally lead to more money. The median compensation for relatively untried workers is $43K; in the five-to-10 year group, it's higher at around $54K. Control Room Operators see a median salary of $69K after reaching one to two decades on the job. Individuals who report more than two decades of experience seem to make only slightly more than folks in the 10-to-20 year range; the more senior group sees median earnings in the comparatively modest ballpark of $76K.

Related Job Salaries

Experience Affects Control Room Operator Salaries

Late-Career
up arrow 43%

Experienced
up arrow 30%

Mid-Career
up arrow 2%

National Average
$53,000

Entry-Level
up arrow 19%

Skills That Affect Control Room Operator Salaries

Fossil Fuel Energy / Fossil Fuel Power
up arrow 66%

Systems Computer/Console Operations
up arrow 3%

National Average
$53,000

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 57 votes.

Gender

Female
8 %
Male
92 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
5%
1-4 years
30%
5-9 years
23%
10-19 years
24%
20 years or more
16%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits Medical: 89% dental benefits Dental: 79%
vision benefits Vision: 56% employee benefits None: 9%