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Average Computer Operator Hourly Pay

$18.35
Avg. Hourly RateShow Salary
$1,470
Bonus
$1,500
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The average hourly pay for a Computer Operator is $18.35.
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$12.50
MEDIAN
$18.35
90%
$26.30
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Hourly Rate
$13 - $26
Bonus
$350 - $9,721
Profit Sharing
$139 - $20,134
Total Pay
$27,902 - $67,583
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What Do Computer Operators Do?

Job Satisfaction for Computer Operator

3.6 out of 5
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Popular Employer Salaries for Computer Operator

The top respondents for the job title Computer Operator are from the companies International Game Technology (IGT), Paychex, Inc. and Fiserv Inc. Reported salaries are highest at International Game Technology (IGT) where the average pay is $17.62. Fiserv Inc pays the lowest at around $16.88.

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What Are Popular Skills for Computer Operators?

Skills in Mainframe, Network Support and IBM i are correlated to pay that is above average. Skills that pay less than market rate include Windows Operating System General Use and Microsoft Office.

What is the Pay by Experience Level for Computer Operators?

An entry-level Computer Operator with less than 1 year experience can expect to earn an average total compensation (includes tips, bonus, and overtime pay) of $15.15 based on 29 salaries. An early career Computer Operator with 1-4 years of experience earns an average total compensation of $16.42 based on 244 salaries. A mid-career Computer Operator with 5-9 years of experience earns an average total compensation of $17.68 based on 121 salaries. An experienced Computer Operator with 10-19 years of experience earns an average total compensation of $20.44 based on 174 salaries. In their late career (20 years and higher), employees earn an average total compensation of $23.
Employees with Computer Operator in their job title in Houston, Texas earn an average of 31.3% more than the national average. These job titles also find higher than average salaries in New York, New York (30.6% more) and Chicago, Illinois (27.8% more). The lowest salaries can be found in Raleigh, North Carolina (12.3% less), Atlanta, Georgia (7.4% less) and Dallas, Texas (1.5% less).

Years of Experience

This data is based on 745 survey responses.
Entry Level
3.9%
Early Career
32.8%
Mid Career
16.2%
Experienced
23.4%
Late Career
23.8%