Earnings for Surveillance Operators in the United States come in at around $13.99 per hour on average. Making up 77 percent of those who took the survey, male Surveillance Operators greatly outnumber their female counterparts. Most people in this profession are content with their work, and moderate levels of job satisfaction are reported. A large number report receiving medical coverage from their employers and a fair number collect dental insurance. Participants in PayScale's salary questionnaire provided the particulars of this report.

$22,060 - $152,679
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MEDIAN: $42,500
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$9.75 - $16.76
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MEDIAN: $13.99
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National Salary Data (?
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Salary
$22,060 - $152,679  
   
Bonus
$400.00  
Total Pay (?
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$21,394 - $44,365  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 18 Jan 2017 | Individuals Reporting: 12
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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Hourly Rate
$9.75 - $16.76  
   
Overtime
$13.28 - $29.16  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$20K$40K$60K
Bonus
$400.00  
   
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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$21,394 - $44,365  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 18 Jan 2017 | Individuals Reporting: 71

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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
23 %
Male
77 %

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 11 votes.
055
Less than 1 year
2%
1-4 years
55%
5-9 years
25%
10-19 years
16%
20 years or more
1%
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Experience Affects Surveillance Operator Salaries

Experienced
up arrow 12%

Mid-Career
up arrow 6%

National Average
$30,000

Entry-Level
up arrow 3%

Job Satisfaction

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

Gender

Female
23 %
Male
77 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
2%
1-4 years
55%
5-9 years
25%
10-19 years
16%
20 years or more
1%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 82%
dental benefits
Dental: 72%
vision benefits
Vision: 67%
dental benefits
None: 18%
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