Control Room Operator Salary

Men account for the majority of Control Room Operators in the United States. The overall average income for this group is approximately $24.52 per hour. Career length and the particular city each impact pay for this group, with the former having the largest influence. Job satisfaction is reported as high by the vast majority of workers. Medical benefits are awarded to almost all, and a large number earn dental coverage. The figures in this rundown are based on the results of PayScale's salary questionnaire.
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$30,513 - $91,482
$31K
$63K
$91K
MEDIAN: $62,938
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$14.23 - $38.94
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$39
MEDIAN: $24.52
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National Salary Data (?
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$0$32K$64K$96K
Salary
$30,513 - $91,482  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $12,000  
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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$30,734 - $94,310  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 25 Mar 2017 | Individuals Reporting: 62
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National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$21$42$63
Hourly Rate
$14.23 - $38.94  
   
Overtime
$19.21 - $62.28  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$50K$100K$150K
Bonus
$0.00 - $12,000  
   
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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$30,734 - $94,310  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 25 Mar 2017 | Individuals Reporting: 184
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Job Description for Control Room Operator

  • Monitor and control the processes and equipment in a plant to ensure final quality goals are reached.
  • Resolve equipment, hazard, and safety issues quickly.
  • Train staff on safety, proper equipment usage, and incident reporting.
  • Inspect the plant to ensure conformance with safety and maintenance regulations.

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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.


For many Control Room Operators, more experience generally translates to higher pay. The average worker who claims fewer than five years of experience earns around $47K. In contrast, however, individuals who report five to 10 years in this occupation see a much larger median of $63K. On average, Control Room Operators make $70K following one to two decades on the job. Control Room Operators who have spent more than 20 years on the job report earning a significantly higher median of $82K.

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Key Stats for Control Room Operator

Gender

Female
10 %
Male
90 %

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 43 votes.
Less than 1 year
5%
1-4 years
35%
5-9 years
22%
10-19 years
23%
20 years or more
14%
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Experience Affects Control Room Operator Salaries

Late-Career
▲39%

Experienced
▲19%

Mid-Career
▲7%

National Average
$59,000

Entry-Level
▼20%

Skills That Affect Control Room Operator Salaries

Fossil Fuel Energy / Fossil Fuel Power
▲67%

Troubleshooting
▲14%


National Average
$59,000

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 43 votes.

Gender

Female
10 %
Male
90 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
5%
1-4 years
35%
5-9 years
22%
10-19 years
23%
20 years or more
14%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 90%
dental benefits
Dental: 84%
vision benefits
Vision: 72%
dental benefits
None: 8%
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