Earnings for Surveillance Operators in the United States come in at around $14.04 per hour on average. Male Surveillance Operators are far more common among survey respondents than their female counterparts, who typically comprise less than one-third of the field. For the most part, people in this position report moderate levels of job satisfaction. Medical benefits are awarded to a large number, and a fair number earn dental coverage. This snapshot results from replies to PayScale's salary survey.

$21,745 - $154,954
(Median)
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MEDIAN: $47,000
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$9.73 - $17.04
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MEDIAN: $14.00
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National Salary Data (?
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Salary
$21,745 - $154,954  
   
Bonus
$400.00  
Total Pay (?
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$21,224 - $43,973  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 28 Oct 2016 | Individuals Reporting: 10
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$10$20$30
Hourly Rate
$9.73 - $17.04  
   
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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$21,224 - $43,973  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 28 Oct 2016 | 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

  • 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 12%

Mid-Career
up arrow 7%

National Average
$30,000

Entry-Level
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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
3%
1-4 years
54%
5-9 years
26%
10-19 years
16%
20 years or more
1%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 82%
dental benefits
Dental: 70%
medical benefits
Vision: 65%
dental benefits
None: 18%
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