$52,200
Avg. Salary
$23.87
Avg. Hourly Rate
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The average pay for a Computer Operator, Mainframe is $23.87 per hour.

The average pay for a Computer Operator, Mainframe is $52,200 per year.

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$14.87
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$23.87
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$31.45
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MEDIAN $23.87
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$36k
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$78k
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MEDIAN $52,200
$36,004 - $78,151
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$0$78K
Salary $36,004 - $78,151
Bonus $0.00 - $4,966
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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$33,606 - $74,483
  • Country: United States
  • Currency: USD
  • Updated: 18 Mar 2019
  • Individuals Reporting: 83
Hourly Data $0$45
Hourly Rate $14.87 - $31.45
Overtime $17.50 - $45.51
Annual Data $0$74K
Bonus $0.00 - $4,966
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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$33,606 - $74,483
  • Country: United States
  • Currency: USD
  • Updated: 18 Mar 2019
  • Individuals Reporting: 64

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.

Computer Operator, Mainframe Job Listings

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.

Computer Operator, Mainframe Reviews

Q: What is it like working as a Computer Operator, Mainframe?

Computer Operator, Mainframe in Tallahassee:
"This is fine if you don't expect much or want much. Dead end."
Pros: Usually work without supervision.
Cons: Low salary. Low motivation to learn more. No upward opportunities.

Computer Operator, Mainframe:
If I wasn't nearing retirement age, I would be looking for employment elsewhere. My top 3 peeves, in no order: They don't promote from within, so the only way to improve yourself is to apply to another agency/dept; salaries here SUCK, but that's true in all of Florida; and, every time top exec's change, the whole direction of your agency/dept changes.

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Key Stats for Computer Operator, Mainframe

Gender

Female
38 %
Male
61 %

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 26 votes.
Less than 1 year
3%
1-4 years
15%
5-9 years
12%
10-19 years
24%
20 years or more
46%

Experience Affects Computer Operator, Mainframe Salaries

Mid-Career
▲15%

National Average
$51,000

Late-Career
▼1%

Experienced
▼6%

Entry-Level
▼28%

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 26 votes.

Gender

Female
38 %
Male
61 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
3%
1-4 years
15%
5-9 years
12%
10-19 years
24%
20 years or more
46%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 82%
dental benefits
Dental: 67%
vision benefits
Vision: 62%
no benefits
None: 18%