The average Control Room Operator in the United States can expect to rake in roughly $24.48 per hour. Experience level and the particular city each impact pay for this group, with the former having the largest influence. There are far more male Control Room Operators survey respondents than women, making up 88 percent. A large number enjoy medical and dental coverage in this occupation, and a fair number get vision benefits. The majority of Control Room Operators claim high levels of job satisfaction. The figures in this overview were provided by individuals who took PayScale's salary questionnaire.
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$30,806 - $90,347
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MEDIAN: $62,059
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$14.38 - $39.62
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National Salary Data (?
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$0$32K$64K$96K
Salary
$30,806 - $90,347  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $12,255  
Profit Sharing
$2,000  
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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$30,758 - $94,398  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 18 Jan 2017 | Individuals Reporting: 66
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$21$42$63
Hourly Rate
$14.38 - $39.62  
   
Overtime
$18.91 - $61.92  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$50K$100K$150K
Bonus
$0.00 - $12,255  
   
Profit Sharing
$2,000  
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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$30,758 - $94,398  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 18 Jan 2017 | Individuals Reporting: 191

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Job Description for Control Room Operator

  • Monitor and control the processes and equipment in a plant to ensure final quality goals are reached.
  • Resolve equipment, hazard, and safety issues quickly.
  • Train staff on safety, proper equipment usage, and incident reporting.
  • Inspect the plant to ensure conformance with safety and maintenance regulations.

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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.


Control Room Operators who reported more years of relevant experience also reported higher earnings. Salaries for the relatively untried average out to around $47K, but survey participants with five to 10 years of experience earn a significantly higher median of $63K. On average, Control Room Operators make $71K following one to two decades on the job. More than 20 years of experience seem related to solid financial gains; veterans in this group report earning a median of $83K.

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Key Stats for Control Room Operator

Gender

Female
12 %
Male
88 %

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 42 votes.
034
Less than 1 year
5%
1-4 years
35%
5-9 years
23%
10-19 years
22%
20 years or more
16%
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Experience Affects Control Room Operator Salaries

Late-Career
up arrow 42%

Experienced
up arrow 21%

Mid-Career
up arrow 7%

National Average
$59,000

Entry-Level
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Skills That Affect Control Room Operator Salaries

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National Average
$59,000

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 42 votes.

Gender

Female
12 %
Male
88 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
5%
1-4 years
35%
5-9 years
23%
10-19 years
22%
20 years or more
16%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 88%
dental benefits
Dental: 83%
vision benefits
Vision: 72%
dental benefits
None: 8%
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