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.