Median of all compensation (including tips, bonus, and overtime) by years of experience.
For many Control Room Operators, more experience generally translates to higher pay. Relatively untried employees who have less than five years' experience have a median salary of $44K. Those who have been around for five to 10 years can expect to take home more — $55K on average. Control Room Operators bring in $72K after working for 10 to 20 years. Folks who have racked up more than 20 years in the field report incomes that aren't that much higher than less experienced individuals' earnings; the veterans make just $79K on average.