Surveillance Operator Salary

The average Surveillance Operator in the United States earns approximately $13.65 per hour. Pay ranges from $10.09 per hour on the low end to $17.95 on the high end. Most enjoy medical while a strong majority get dental coverage. Vision coverage is also available to a fair number. Most Surveillance Operators survey respondents are men (78 percent). For the most part, people in this position report moderate levels of job satisfaction. The information for this rundown comes from respondents who completed PayScale's salary questionnaire.

$10.09 - $17.95
(Median)
$10
$14
$18
MEDIAN: $13.00
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National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$9$18$27
Hourly Rate
$10.09 - $17.95  
   
Overtime
$15.05 - $25.37  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$18K$36K$54K
Bonus
$0.00 - $1,553  
   
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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$21,573 - $41,490  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 12 Jan 2016 | Individuals Reporting: 99
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Job Description for Surveillance Operator

Surveillance operators work in a fast-paced profession; although no degree is required for this position, specialized training is required to use complex, high-tech surveillance equipment. Surveillance operators generally monitor casino floors; because casinos are relatively large and require an unspeakable amount of surveillance, these operators may work on teams to monitor the entire facility.

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Surveillance Operator Tasks

  • Cooperate with law enforcement and management to enforce and maintain standards.
  • Record and report illegal activity and violations of policy or regulations.
  • Operate surveillance equipment, including troubleshooting and documenting maintenance and problems.
  • Observe and sustain ongoing operations, and prevent disruptions.

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Experience Affects Surveillance Operator Salaries

Mid-Career
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Experienced
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National Average
$29,000

Entry-Level
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Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 16 votes.

Gender

Female
22 %
Male
78 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
6%
1-4 years
48%
5-9 years
28%
10-19 years
17%
20 years or more
1%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 84%
dental benefits
Dental: 74%
medical benefits
Vision: 70%
dental benefits
None: 16%
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