Median pay for Control Room Operators in the United States lies in the neighborhood of $24.38 per hour. Career length and the particular city each impact pay for this group, with the former having the largest influence. Medical benefits are awarded to a large number, and most earn dental coverage. The majority of Control Room Operators claim high levels of job satisfaction. The data for this synopsis comes from respondents who took the PayScale salary survey.
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$32,779 - $89,678
(Median)
$33K
$63K
$90K
MEDIAN: $62,835
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90%

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$13.37 - $39.73
(Median)
$13
$24
$40
MEDIAN: $24.00
10%
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90%

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National Salary Data (?
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$0$31K$62K$93K
Salary
$32,779 - $89,678  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $11,792  
Profit Sharing
$1,965  
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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$30,459 - $92,932  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 28 Oct 2016 | Individuals Reporting: 68
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$21$42$63
Hourly Rate
$13.37 - $39.73  
   
Overtime
$18.34 - $61.85  
National Annualized Data (?
XAll compensation data shown are gross 10th to 90th percentile ranges. Take the PayScale Survey to find out how location influences pay for this job.
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$0$50K$100K$150K
Bonus
$0.00 - $11,792  
   
Profit Sharing
$1,965  
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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$30,459 - $92,932  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 28 Oct 2016 | Individuals Reporting: 203
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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 with a rich background of experience are typically rewarded with larger paychecks. Salaries for the relatively untried average out to around $45K, but survey participants with five to 10 years of experience earn a significantly higher median of $63K. Control Room Operators bring in $71K after working for 10 to 20 years. People who have worked for more than 20 years report a median income of $80K, which is barely higher than the median for folks with 10 to 20 years of experience.

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Experience Affects Control Room Operator Salaries

Late-Career
up arrow 38%

Experienced
up arrow 23%

Mid-Career
up arrow 9%

National Average
$58,000

Entry-Level
up arrow 22%

Skills That Affect Control Room Operator Salaries

Fossil Fuel Energy / Fossil Fuel Power
up arrow 65%

Troubleshooting
up arrow 16%

Systems Computer/Console Operations
up arrow 3%

National Average
$58,000

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 51 votes.

Gender

Female
10 %
Male
90 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
7%
1-4 years
33%
5-9 years
21%
10-19 years
22%
20 years or more
18%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 89%
dental benefits
Dental: 82%
medical benefits
Vision: 70%
dental benefits
None: 8%
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