A Master Control Operator earns an average wage of $13.26 per hour. Most people with this job move on to other positions after 20 years in this career.
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$26,486 - $58,893
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$26K
$38K
$59K
MEDIAN: $38,487
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$9.54 - $20.63
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$9
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$21
MEDIAN: $13.00
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National Salary Data (?
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$0$20K$40K$60K
Salary
$26,486 - $58,893  
   
Bonus
$2,100  
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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$20,973 - $49,997  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 28 Oct 2016 | Individuals Reporting: 79
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$14$28$42
Hourly Rate
$9.54 - $20.63  
   
Overtime
$13.36 - $41.36  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$28K$56K$84K
Bonus
$2,100  
   
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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$20,973 - $49,997  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 28 Oct 2016 | Individuals Reporting: 198
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Job Description for Master Control Operator

Master control operators are in charge of executing on-air transmissions and ensuring the technical quality of programming and other media operations for their organization. They are responsible for monitoring network transmissions for quality control, as well as reviewing, editing, and confirming the ongoing reliability of the automated playlists. They also interact with the automation software, making changes to the on-air schedule when necessary to ensure continuity in programming. One of the operator's main responsibilities includes performing all playback and monitoring functions for the origination of multiple satellite broadcast channels. They create business relationships with other media professionals as well.

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Master Control Operator Tasks

  • Maintain station logs and update information to reflect desired or actual schedule.
  • Interrupt broadcasts or alter programs when a supervisor approves it.
  • Monitor broadcasts, breaks, and commercials and ensure that television schedule is followed.
  • Record and document video feeds.

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Experience Affects Master Control Operator Salaries

Late-Career
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National Average
$31,000

Entry-Level
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Skills That Affect Master Control Operator Salaries

Systems Computer/Console Operations
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National Average
$31,000

Satellite, Microwave Technology
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Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 38 votes.

Gender

Female
29 %
Male
71 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
6%
1-4 years
34%
5-9 years
21%
10-19 years
30%
20 years or more
10%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 85%
dental benefits
Dental: 76%
medical benefits
Vision: 65%
dental benefits
None: 13%
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