A Switchboard Operator earns an average wage of $11.38 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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$20,935 - $38,301
(Median)
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38K
MEDIAN: $25,881
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Switchboard Operator Total Pay (?
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$9.31 - $15.40
(Median)
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11
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MEDIAN: $11.00
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National Salary Data

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$0$13K$26K$39K
Salary
$20,935 - $38,301  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $988  
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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$19,669 - $32,990  
PayScale
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 20 Apr 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 253
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$8$16$24
Hourly Rate
$9.31 - $15.40  
   
Overtime
$6.00 - $22.43  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$16K$32K$48K
Bonus
$0.00 - $988  
   
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).
)
$19,669 - $32,990  
PayScale
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 20 Apr 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 253
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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.
Pay by Experience Level for Switchboard Operator
Median of all compensation (including tips, bonus, and overtime) by years of experience.
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Experience Affects Switchboard Operator Salaries

Experienced
up arrow 5%
Late-Career
up arrow 5%
Mid-Career
up arrow 1%
National Average
$24,000
Entry-Level
up arrow 8%

Skills That Affect Switchboard Operator Salaries

Phone Support
up arrow 13%
National Average
$24,000
Customer Service
up arrow 7%
Job Satisfaction
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Rated 4 out of 5 based on 40 votes.
Gender
Female
91%
female alumni
 
Male
9%
male alumni
Years of Experience
Less than 1 year
4%
1-4 years
37%
5-9 years
26%
10-19 years
22%
20 years or more
10%
Common Health Benefits
medical benefits Medical: 73% dental benefits Dental: 63%
vision benefits Vision: 45% employee benefits None: 24%
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