Surveillance Operator Salary

Average Surveillance Operators in the United States make around $14.09 per hour. Most people on this career path report moderate levels of job satisfaction. Medical benefits are awarded to a large number, and a fair number earn dental coverage. Men account for the majority of Surveillance Operators who responded to the questionnaire — 80 percent to be exact. Respondents to the PayScale salary survey provided the data for this report.

$22,060 - $152,679
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MEDIAN: $42,500
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$10.33 - $17.19
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National Salary Data (?
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$0$60K$120K$180K
Salary
$22,060 - $152,679  
   
Bonus
$613  
Total Pay (?
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$22,153 - $44,444  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 25 Mar 2017 | Individuals Reporting: 12
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National Hourly Rate Data (?
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Hourly Rate
$10.33 - $17.19  
   
Overtime
$15.13 - $29.23  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$20K$40K$60K
Bonus
$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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$22,153 - $44,444  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 25 Mar 2017 | Individuals Reporting: 70
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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

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

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Key Stats for Surveillance Operator

Gender

Female
20 %
Male
80 %

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 11 votes.
Less than 1 year
2%
1-4 years
54%
5-9 years
27%
10-19 years
16%
20 years or more
1%
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Experience Affects Surveillance Operator Salaries

Experienced
▲17%

Mid-Career
▲7%

National Average
$30,000

Entry-Level
▼4%

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 11 votes.

Gender

Female
20 %
Male
80 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
2%
1-4 years
54%
5-9 years
27%
10-19 years
16%
20 years or more
1%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 81%
dental benefits
Dental: 74%
vision benefits
Vision: 69%
dental benefits
None: 19%
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