Switchboard Operator Salary (United States)

A Switchboard Operator earns an average wage of $11.53 per hour. A skill in Phone Support is associated with high pay for this job. Pay for this job does not change much by experience, with the most experienced earning only a bit more than the least. Most people with this job move on to other positions after 20 years in this career.
Switchboard Operator Total Pay (?
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$20,578 - $39,126
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MEDIAN: $25,877
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Switchboard Operator Total Pay (?
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$9.43 - $15.44
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MEDIAN: $11.00
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National Salary Data

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$0$14K$28K$42K
Salary
$20,578 - $39,126  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $996  
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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$19,836 - $32,978  
PayScale
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 11 Jun 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 242
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$8$16$24
Hourly Rate
$9.43 - $15.44  
   
Overtime
$5.00 - $21.34  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$16K$32K$48K
Bonus
$0.00 - $996  
   
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).
)
$19,836 - $32,978  
PayScale
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 11 Jun 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 242
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Job Description for Switchboard Operator
  • 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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Experience Affects Switchboard Operator Salaries

Late-Career
up arrow 9%
Experienced
up arrow 4%
National Average
$25,000
Mid-Career
up arrow 1%
Entry-Level
up arrow 5%

Skills That Affect Switchboard Operator Salaries

Phone Support
up arrow 11%
National Average
$25,000
Job Satisfaction
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Rated 4 out of 5 based on 45 votes.
Gender
Female
89%
female alumni
 
Male
11%
male alumni
Years of Experience
Less than 1 year
5%
1-4 years
36%
5-9 years
27%
10-19 years
22%
20 years or more
10%
Common Health Benefits
medical benefits Medical: 75% dental benefits Dental: 64%
vision benefits Vision: 45% employee benefits None: 23%
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