Control Room Operator Salary (United States)

Most Control Room Operators in the United States are men, earning an average of $22.56 per hour. Compensation generally starts at $14.31 per hour and does not exceed $36.89. Almost all workers report receiving medical coverage from their employers and a solid majority collect dental insurance. Job satisfaction is reported as high by the vast majority of workers. The information for this rundown comes from respondents who completed PayScale's salary questionnaire.
Control Room Operator Salary (?
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$29,943 - $91,358
(Median)
30K
43K
51K
72K
91K
MEDIAN: $51,061
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Control Room Operator Salary (?
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$14.31 - $36.89
(Median)
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37
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  
PayScale
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  
PayScale
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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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 salaries for more plentiful past experience. Salaries start at $42K, which grows to $55K after five to 10 years. After 10 to 20 years, salary hovers around $68K. As Control Room Operators reach 20 years on the job, salary increases slow down a bit, averaging $77K. Experienced employees who have 10-20 years of experience make up about a quarter 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 16 percent. One to nine years of experience is standard for most employees in this area; more than half of respondents fit between this range.

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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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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%
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