Master Control Operator Salary

Master Control Operators in the United States can expect wages of $12.50 per hour on average. The most important factor affecting compensation for this group is experience level, followed by the company and geographic location. A large number enjoy medical while a fair number get dental coverage. Vision coverage is also available to more than half. Generally, women make up less than a third of all Master Control Operators who answered the questionnnaire. The majority of workers are highly satisfied with their job. Figures cited in this summary are based on replies to PayScale's salary questionnaire.
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$27,688 - $59,926
(Median)
$28K
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MEDIAN: $39,751
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$9.36 - $21.65
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MEDIAN: $12.00
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National Salary Data (?
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$0$20K$40K$60K
Salary
$27,688 - $59,926  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $2,069  
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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$20,617 - $52,473  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 12 Jan 2016 | Individuals Reporting: 115
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$15$30$45
Hourly Rate
$9.36 - $21.65  
   
Overtime
$13.40 - $42.14  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$30K$60K$90K
Bonus
$0.00 - $2,069  
   
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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$20,617 - $52,473  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 12 Jan 2016 | Individuals Reporting: 273
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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.

Common Career Paths for Master Control Operator


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Master Control Operators often transition into Video Editor positions, for which compensation tends to be much higher. On average, Video Editors earn $41K per year.

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Salary cannot be beat at Encompass Digital Media, where median pay comes to $40K. The range seems somewhat confined, however; the lower end sits at $31K, and the higher end is not far away at $50K.

Pay by Experience Level for Master Control Operator

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


Master Control Operators generally obtain higher compensation for more plentiful past experience. The median compensation for relatively untried workers is $26K; in the five-to-10 year group, it's higher at around $30K. Master Control Operators see a median salary of $35K after reaching one to two decades on the job. Master Control Operators who have spent more than 20 years on the job report earning a significantly higher median of $46K.

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Experience Affects Master Control Operator Salaries

Late-Career
up arrow 53%

Experienced
up arrow 17%


National Average
$30,000

Entry-Level
up arrow 15%

Skills That Affect Master Control Operator Salaries

Systems Computer/Console Operations
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National Average
$30,000


Satellite, Microwave Technology
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Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 57 votes.

Gender

Female
25 %
Male
75 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
4%
1-4 years
37%
5-9 years
23%
10-19 years
26%
20 years or more
10%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 84%
dental benefits
Dental: 73%
medical benefits
Vision: 61%
dental benefits
None: 15%
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