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 $24.56 per hour. Experience level and the particular city each impact pay for this group, with the former having the largest influence. For the most part, Control Room Operators enjoy their work and report high levels of job satisfaction. A large number report receiving medical coverage from their employers and most collect dental insurance. The data for this synopsis comes from respondents who took the PayScale salary survey.
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$30,763 - $89,700
(Median)
$31K
$51K
$90K
MEDIAN: $51,490
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90%

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$14.10 - $38.89
(Median)
$14
$25
$39
MEDIAN: $24.00
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National Salary Data (?
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$0$32K$64K$96K
Salary
$30,763 - $89,700  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $7,983  
Profit Sharing
$2,029  
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 - $94,746  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 12 Jan 2016 | Individuals Reporting: 96
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$20$40$60
Hourly Rate
$14.10 - $38.89  
   
Overtime
$22.12 - $59.41  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$50K$100K$150K
Bonus
$0.00 - $7,983  
   
Profit Sharing
$2,029  
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 - $94,746  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 12 Jan 2016 | Individuals Reporting: 280
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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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Control Room Operators who responded to the survey report just a handful of 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 63 percent, 22 percent, and 4 percent, respectively.

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, experience and pay levels seem to be correlated; more years in the business generally lead to more money. Relatively untried employees who have less than five years' experience have a median salary of $44K. Those who have been around for five to 10 years can expect to take home more — $55K on average. Control Room Operators who work for 10 to 20 years in their occupation tend to earn about $72K. Folks who have racked up more than 20 years in the field report incomes that aren't that much higher than less experienced individuals' earnings; the veterans make just $79K on average.

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Experience Affects Control Room Operator Salaries

Late-Career
up arrow 43%

Experienced
up arrow 30%

Mid-Career
0%

National Average
$55,000

Entry-Level
up arrow 20%

Skills That Affect Control Room Operator Salaries

Fossil Fuel Energy / Fossil Fuel Power
up arrow 63%

Troubleshooting
up arrow 22%

Systems Computer/Console Operations
up arrow 4%

National Average
$55,000

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 71 votes.

Gender

Female
9 %
Male
91 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
5%
1-4 years
30%
5-9 years
22%
10-19 years
24%
20 years or more
20%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 89%
dental benefits
Dental: 81%
medical benefits
Vision: 63%
dental benefits
None: 8%
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