The average pay for a Telephone Operator is $11.87 per hour. Most people move on to other jobs if they have more than 20 years' experience in this field.
Telephone Operator Total Pay (?
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$20,155 - $43,087
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MEDIAN: $28,457
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Telephone Operator Total Pay (?
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$8.45 - $17.09
(Median)
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MEDIAN: $11.00
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National Salary Data

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$0$15K$30K$45K
Salary
$20,155 - $43,087  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $510  
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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$18,025 - $38,023  
PayScale
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 18 Apr 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 143
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$10$20$30
Hourly Rate
$8.45 - $17.09  
   
Overtime
$12.00 - $28.00  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$20K$40K$60K
Bonus
$0.00 - $510  
   
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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$18,025 - $38,023  
PayScale
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 18 Apr 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 143
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Job Description for Telephone Operator
  • Triage and transfer calls.
  • Document calls in database, including escalating important or problematic contacts.
  • Answer calls, provide information and direct calls to appropriate extensions.
  • Complete clerical and administrative duties.
Pay by Experience Level for Telephone Operator
Median of all compensation (including tips, bonus, and overtime) by years of experience.
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Experience Affects Telephone Operator Salaries

Late-Career
up arrow 24%
Experienced
up arrow 10%
Mid-Career
up arrow 4%
National Average
$25,000
Entry-Level
up arrow 7%

Skills That Affect Telephone Operator Salaries

Windows Operating System General Use
up arrow 6%
Microsoft Office
up arrow 2%
National Average
$25,000
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Gender
Female
79%
female alumni
 
Male
21%
male alumni
Years of Experience
Less than 1 year
4%
1-4 years
44%
5-9 years
22%
10-19 years
20%
20 years or more
10%
Common Health Benefits
medical benefits Medical: 65% dental benefits Dental: 59%
vision benefits Vision: 43% employee benefits None: 31%
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