A Control Room Operator earns an average wage of $21.83 per hour. A skill in Fossil Fuel Energy / Fossil Fuel Power is associated with high pay for this job. Experience has a moderate effect on salary for this job.
Control Room Operator Total Pay (?
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$30,094 - $88,692
(Median)
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41K
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72K
89K
MEDIAN: $52,776
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Control Room Operator Total Pay (?
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$14.10 - $35.59
(Median)
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22
29
36
MEDIAN: $21.00
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National Salary Data

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$0$31K$62K$93K
Salary
$30,094 - $88,692  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $7,122  
Profit Sharing
$300.00 - $5,087  
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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$30,273 - $90,011  
PayScale
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 24 Apr 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 248
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$18$36$54
Hourly Rate
$14.10 - $35.59  
   
Overtime
$21.42 - $53.58  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$50K$100K$150K
Bonus
$0.00 - $7,122  
   
Profit Sharing
$300.00 - $5,087  
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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$30,273 - $90,011  
PayScale
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 24 Apr 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 248
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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.
Pay by Experience Level for Control Room Operator
Median of all compensation (including tips, bonus, and overtime) by years of experience.
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Experience Affects Control Room Operator Salaries

Late-Career
up arrow 39%
Experienced
up arrow 23%
Mid-Career
up arrow 2%
National Average
$54,000
Entry-Level
up arrow 22%

Skills That Affect Control Room Operator Salaries

Fossil Fuel Energy / Fossil Fuel Power
up arrow 73%
Systems Computer/Console Operations
up arrow 3%
National Average
$54,000
Job Satisfaction
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Rated 4 out of 5 based on 53 votes.
Gender
Female
9%
female alumni
 
Male
91%
male alumni
Years of Experience
Less than 1 year
5%
1-4 years
31%
5-9 years
22%
10-19 years
25%
20 years or more
17%
Common Health Benefits
medical benefits Medical: 90% dental benefits Dental: 79%
vision benefits Vision: 56% employee benefits None: 9%
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