Computer Operator, Mainframe Salary

Mainframe Computer Operators who are practiced in their profession and carry more than 10 years of experience make up somewhere between two-thirds and three-fourths of Mainframe Computer Operators. Pay fluctuates from $31K to $74K per year, but expected earnings average $53K annually. Women are just slightly outnumbered, with male Mainframe Computer Operators making up 56 percent of survey respondents. Most report receiving medical coverage from their employers and the larger part collect dental insurance. Though the majority of Mainframe Computer Operators do not report high levels of job satisfaction, most are moderately content with their role. The figures in this overview were provided by individuals who took PayScale's salary questionnaire.

$38,750 - $75,958
$39K
$51K
$76K
MEDIAN: $50,786
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50%
90%

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$11.96 - $32.97
$12
$24
$33
MEDIAN: $23.99
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$0$75K
Salary $38,750 - $75,958
Bonus $1,500
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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$31,091 - $73,861
  • Country: United States
  • Currency: USD
  • Updated: 21 Oct 2017
  • Individuals Reporting: 40
Hourly Data $0$50
Hourly Rate $11.96 - $32.97
Overtime $14.84 - $50.42
Annual Data $0$73K
Bonus $1,500
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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$31,091 - $73,861
  • Country: United States
  • Currency: USD
  • Updated: 21 Oct 2017
  • Individuals Reporting: 33

Job Description for Computer Operator, Mainframe

The very first computers were monstrous machines which filled warehouses; today's mainframes are the most direct surviving descendants of machines like ENIAC and, though they are exponentially faster and more capable (and often composed of many small machines working in tandem), the basic principle remains the same: dedicate a vast amount of computational power toward specific ends. Mainframe computer operators are responsible for putting these machines to work to solve whatever problems, or perform whatever tasks, which require such massive hardware to accomplish.

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Computer Operator, Mainframe Tasks

  • Diagnoses and resolves system problems.
  • Oversee the computer mainframe and supporting system equipment.
  • Ensure the processes remain uninterrupted and the program jobs run as scheduled.

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Pay by Experience Level for Computer Operator, Mainframe

Pay by Experience for a Computer Operator, Mainframe has a positive trend. An entry-level Computer Operator, Mainframe with less than 5 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $37,000 based on 15 salaries provided by anonymous users. Average total compensation includes tips, bonus, and overtime pay. A Computer Operator, Mainframe with mid-career experience which includes employees with 5 to 10 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $59,000 based on 15 salaries. An experienced Computer Operator, Mainframe which includes employees with 10 to 20 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $48,000 based on 30 salaries. A Computer Operator, Mainframe with late-career experience which includes employees with greater than 20 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $51,000 based on 28 salaries.

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Key Stats for Computer Operator, Mainframe

Gender

Female
43 %
Male
57 %

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 18 votes.
Less than 1 year
4%
1-4 years
15%
5-9 years
15%
10-19 years
23%
20 years or more
42%

Experience Affects Computer Operator, Mainframe Salaries

Mid-Career
▲17%

Late-Career
▼0%

National Average
$51,000

Experienced
▼5%

Entry-Level
▼28%

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 18 votes.

Gender

Female
43 %
Male
57 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
4%
1-4 years
15%
5-9 years
15%
10-19 years
23%
20 years or more
42%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 82%
dental benefits
Dental: 70%
vision benefits
Vision: 68%
no benefits
None: 18%