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Surveillance Operator Salary

Surveillance Operators in the United States take home approximately $13.40 per hour on average. Earnings sit near $9.93 per hour on the lower side but can approach $19.14 on the higher side. Most enjoy medical while a majority get dental coverage. Vision coverage is also available to the larger part. The vast majority of Surveillance Operators (84 percent) who took the survey are men. Job satisfaction is considered about average by most people in this profession. Participants in PayScale's salary questionnaire provided the particulars of this report.

$9.93 - $19.14
(Median)
$9
$13
$19
MEDIAN: $13.00
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National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$9$18$27
Hourly Rate
$9.93 - $19.14  
   
Overtime
$14.54 - $26.54  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$18K$36K$54K
Bonus
$0.00 - $610  
   
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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$21,209 - $40,904  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 31 Mar 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 86

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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 13%

Mid-Career
up arrow 6%

National Average
$29,000

Entry-Level
up arrow 6%

Job Satisfaction

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

Gender

Female
16 %
Male
84 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
6%
1-4 years
45%
5-9 years
33%
10-19 years
14%
20 years or more
1%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits Medical: 83% dental benefits Dental: 70%
vision benefits Vision: 66% employee benefits None: 17%