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Surveillance Operator Salary (United States)

Surveillance Operators in the United States pull down an average of $13.46 per hour. Pay generally varies between $10.34 per hour and $19.30. Medical benefits are awarded to most, and a strong majority earn dental coverage. The vast majority of Surveillance Operators (85 percent) who took the survey are men. For the most part, people in this position report moderate levels of job satisfaction. The data in this summary comes from the PayScale salary survey.
Surveillance Operator Salary (?
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$10.34 - $19.30
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National Hourly Rate Data (?
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Hourly Rate
$10.34 - $19.30  
   
Overtime
$14.57 - $27.85  
National Annualized Data (?
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$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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$21,737 - $41,164  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 11 Dec 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 81
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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

Experienced
up arrow 14%
Mid-Career
up arrow 6%
National Average
$29,000
Entry-Level
up arrow 8%

Job Satisfaction

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

Gender

Female
15%
female alumni
 
Male
85%
male alumni

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
7%
1-4 years
44%
5-9 years
34%
10-19 years
14%
20 years or more
1%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits Medical: 82% dental benefits Dental: 71%
vision benefits Vision: 68% employee benefits None: 18%