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Surveillance Operator Salary (United States)

A Surveillance Operator earns an average wage of $13.13 per hour. People in this job generally don't have more than 20 years' experience. For the first five to ten years in this position, wages increase modestly, but any additional experience does not have a big effect on pay.
Surveillance Operator Salary (?
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$10.25 - $19.45
(Median)
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MEDIAN: $13.00
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$0$10$20$30
Hourly Rate
$10.25 - $19.45  
   
Overtime
$13.91 - $29.09  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$20K$40K$60K
Bonus
$0.00 - $613  
   
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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$21,571 - $41,419  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 3 Sep 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 76
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Job Description for Surveillance Operator

  • 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

Experienced
up arrow 14%
Mid-Career
up arrow 9%
National Average
$29,000
Entry-Level
up arrow 9%

Job Satisfaction

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Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5 based on 13 votes.

Gender

Female
14%
female alumni
 
Male
86%
male alumni

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
8%
1-4 years
46%
5-9 years
31%
10-19 years
13%
20 years or more
1%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits Medical: 81% dental benefits Dental: 70%
vision benefits Vision: 67% employee benefits None: 19%