Control Room Operator Salary (United States)

Male Control Room Operators number significantly more than their female counterparts, and average earnings in this role come out to $22.56 per hour in the United States. The top of the range reaches $36.89, and the bottom approaches $14.31 per hour. Most workers in this profession enjoy health benefits; medical and dental coverage is claimed by nearly all, and more than half earn vision coverage. For the most part, Control Room Operators enjoy their work and report high levels of job satisfaction. Respondents to the PayScale salary survey provided the data for this report.
Control Room Operator Salary (?
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$29,943 - $91,358
(Median)
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72K
91K
MEDIAN: $51,061
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Control Room Operator Salary (?
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$14.31 - $36.89
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MEDIAN: $22.00
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National Salary Data

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$0$31K$62K$93K
Salary
$29,943 - $91,358  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $7,000  
Profit Sharing
$305.21 - $4,972  
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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$30,501 - $92,488  
PayScale
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 3 Sep 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 61
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$19$38$57
Hourly Rate
$14.31 - $36.89  
   
Overtime
$21.80 - $55.29  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$50K$100K$150K
Bonus
$0.00 - $7,000  
   
Profit Sharing
$305.21 - $4,972  
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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$30,501 - $92,488  
PayScale
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 3 Sep 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 193
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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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Pay by Experience Level for Control Room Operator

Median of all compensation (including tips, bonus, and overtime) by years of experience.
In general, experience and pay appear to be strongly linked; those with more experience usually bring in higher salaries. At career start, salaries are typically $42K, which grows to $55K after five to 10 years. After spending one to two decades on the job, pay usually 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 26 percent of the workforce; inexperienced individuals who have been working for less than one year comprise less than five, and senior people with more than 20 years under their belt fill out the remaining 16 percent. More than half of respondents report one to nine years of experience.

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Experience Affects Control Room Operator Salaries

Late-Career
up arrow 40%
Experienced
up arrow 25%
Mid-Career
up arrow 2%
National Average
$54,000
Entry-Level
up arrow 23%

Skills That Affect Control Room Operator Salaries

Fossil Fuel Energy / Fossil Fuel Power
up arrow 39%
Systems Computer/Console Operations
up arrow 3%
National Average
$54,000

Job Satisfaction

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Rated 4 out of 5 based on 54 votes.

Gender

Female
8%
female alumni
 
Male
93%
male alumni

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
4%
1-4 years
31%
5-9 years
24%
10-19 years
26%
20 years or more
16%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits Medical: 90% dental benefits Dental: 80%
vision benefits Vision: 57% employee benefits None: 8%
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