Switchboard Operator, Including Answering Service Salary
Job Description for Switchboard Operator, Including Answering Service
- Place telephone calls or arrange conference calls as instructed.
- Perform clerical duties; typing, proofreading, accepting orders, scheduling appointments, and sorting mail.
- Answer incoming calls, greeting callers, providing information, transferring calls and/or taking messages as necessary.
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Pay by Experience Level for Switchboard Operator, Including Answering Service
Median of all compensation (including tips, bonus, and overtime) by years of experience.
Experience does not seem to be a strong driver of pay increase in this role. During their first five years in the workforce, individuals in this position earn $24K on average. Survey participants with five to 10 years under their belts see an only a slightly bigger average of $25K. Answering Service and Switchboard Operators bring in $30K after working for 10 to 20 years. Ultimately, more time spent in the workforce does seem to translate to bigger paychecks; seasoned veterans with more than 20 years of experience report a median income of $31K.