Master Control Operator Salary (United States)

A Master Control Operator earns an average wage of $11.95 per hour. Experience has a moderate effect on pay for this job. People in this job generally don't have more than 20 years' experience. A skill in Broadcast Programming is associated with high pay for this job.
Master Control Operator Total Pay (?
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$24,740 - $57,205
(Median)
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MEDIAN: $39,078
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Master Control Operator Total Pay (?
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$8.74 - $21.23
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MEDIAN: $11.00
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National Salary Data

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$0$20K$40K$60K
Salary
$24,740 - $57,205  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $2,024  
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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$19,353 - $51,400  
PayScale
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 5 Aug 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 435
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$11$22$33
Hourly Rate
$8.74 - $21.23  
   
Overtime
$12.41 - $32.51  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$22K$44K$66K
Bonus
$0.00 - $2,024  
   
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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$19,353 - $51,400  
PayScale
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 5 Aug 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 435
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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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Pay by Experience Level for Master Control Operator

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

Pay Difference By Location

Washington
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New York
up arrow 73%
Los Angeles
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Atlanta
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Raleigh
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National Average
$28,000
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Experience Affects Master Control Operator Salaries

Late-Career
up arrow 57%
Experienced
up arrow 35%
Mid-Career
up arrow 1%
National Average
$28,000
Entry-Level
up arrow 13%

Skills That Affect Master Control Operator Salaries

Broadcast Programming
up arrow 35%
National Average
$28,000
Video Editing
up arrow 14%

Job Satisfaction

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Gender

Female
22%
female alumni
 
Male
78%
male alumni

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
5%
1-4 years
44%
5-9 years
23%
10-19 years
21%
20 years or more
7%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits Medical: 79% dental benefits Dental: 70%
vision benefits Vision: 54% employee benefits None: 19%
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