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Control Room Operator Salary

Male Control Room Operators number significantly more than their female counterparts, and average earnings in this role come out to $23.06 per hour in the United States. For the most part, Control Room Operators enjoy their work and report high levels of job satisfaction. Most enjoy medical while a strong majority get dental coverage. Vision coverage is also available to a majority. The figures in this rundown are based on the results of PayScale's salary questionnaire.
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$30,655 - $91,496
(Median)
$31K
$51K
$91K
MEDIAN: $50,734
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90%

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$14.04 - $37.94
(Median)
$14
$23
$38
MEDIAN: $23.00
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50%
90%

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National Salary Data (?
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$0$31K$62K$93K
Salary
$30,655 - $91,496  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $7,763  
Profit Sharing
$750 - $4,943  
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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$30,589 - $92,469  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 2 May 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 83
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$19$38$57
Hourly Rate
$14.04 - $37.94  
   
Overtime
$21.99 - $56.25  
National Annualized Data (?
XAll compensation data shown are gross, national 10th to 90th percentile ranges. Pay can vary greatly by location. To view local data, take the PayScale survey.
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$0$50K$100K$150K
Bonus
$0.00 - $7,763  
   
Profit Sharing
$750 - $4,943  
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).
)
$30,589 - $92,469  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 2 May 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 233

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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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Survey takers who work as Control Room Operators typically report just a few professional skills. Most notably, facility with Fossil Fuel Energy / Fossil Fuel Power, Troubleshooting, and Systems Computer/Console Operations are correlated to pay that is significantly above average, leading to increases of 67 percent, 25 percent, and 3 percent, respectively.

Pay by Experience Level for Control Room Operator

Median of all compensation (including tips, bonus, and overtime) by years of experience.


Experience is an important factor influencing the compensation of Control Room Operators. Folks with fewer than five years of experience take home $44K on average, and those who have worked for five to 10 years see a bigger median salary of $55K. People with 10 to 20 years of experience make an average of about $71K in this role. Control Room Operators with more than 20 years of experience report incomes that are only modestly higher; the median for these old hands hovers around $77K.

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Experience Affects Control Room Operator Salaries

Late-Career
up arrow 43%

Experienced
up arrow 31%

Mid-Career
up arrow 1%

National Average
$54,000

Entry-Level
up arrow 18%

Skills That Affect Control Room Operator Salaries

Fossil Fuel Energy / Fossil Fuel Power
up arrow 67%

Troubleshooting
up arrow 25%

Systems Computer/Console Operations
up arrow 3%

National Average
$54,000

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 64 votes.

Gender

Female
9 %
Male
91 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
5%
1-4 years
30%
5-9 years
24%
10-19 years
23%
20 years or more
18%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits Medical: 88% dental benefits Dental: 80%
vision benefits Vision: 59% employee benefits None: 9%
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