Control Room Operator Salary

Men make up the majority of Control Room Operators in the United States, bringing in about $23.23 per hour. Career length and the particular city each impact pay for this group, with the former having the largest influence. Job satisfaction is high and work is enjoyable for most Control Room Operators. A large number enjoy medical while a fair number get dental coverage. Vision coverage is also available to the greater part. The data in this summary comes from the PayScale salary survey.
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$30,763 - $89,700

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$14.06 - $37.90

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National Salary Data (?
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$0$31K$62K$93K
Salary
$30,763 - $89,700  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $7,763  
Profit Sharing
$750 - $4,943  
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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$30,564 - $91,695  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 18 Jul 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 86
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$19$38$57
Hourly Rate
$14.06 - $37.90  
   
Overtime
$22.47 - $56.37  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$50K$100K$150K
Bonus
$0.00 - $7,763  
   
Profit Sharing
$750 - $4,943  
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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$30,564 - $91,695  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 18 Jul 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 243
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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 who responded to the survey report just a handful of professional skills. Most notably, facility with Fossil Fuel Energy / Fossil Fuel Power, Troubleshooting, and Systems Computer/Console Operations are correlated to pay that is significantly above average, leading to increases of 68 percent, 25 percent, and 3 percent, respectively.

Pay by Experience Level for Control Room Operator

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


Control Room Operators generally obtain higher compensation for more plentiful past experience. Workers with less than five years' experience earn around $44K on average, and those who have five to 10 years under their belts see a higher median salary of $54K. Control Room Operators bring in $71K after working for 10 to 20 years. Veterans who have surpassed the 20-year mark may make only slightly more than those who are navigating the mid-career stage; the more senior group reports median earnings of around $77K.

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Experience Affects Control Room Operator Salaries

Late-Career
up arrow 43%

Experienced
up arrow 31%

Mid-Career
up arrow 1%

National Average
$54,000

Entry-Level
up arrow 18%

Skills That Affect Control Room Operator Salaries

Fossil Fuel Energy / Fossil Fuel Power
up arrow 68%

Troubleshooting
up arrow 25%

Systems Computer/Console Operations
up arrow 3%

National Average
$54,000

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 63 votes.

Gender

Female
10 %
Male
90 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
5%
1-4 years
29%
5-9 years
23%
10-19 years
22%
20 years or more
20%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits Medical: 88% dental benefits Dental: 79%
vision benefits Vision: 59% employee benefits None: 9%
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