Control Room Operator Salary

A sizeable majority of Control Room Operators in the United States are men. In this role, average pay is around $24.65 per hour. Experience level is the biggest factor affecting pay for this group, followed by geography. For the most part, Control Room Operators enjoy their work and report high levels of job satisfaction. Nearly all have medical and dental plans, and a strong majority have vision insurance. This overview is based on answers to PayScale's salary questionnaire.
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$30,159 - $97,168
$30K
$61K
$97K
MEDIAN: $60,818
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$13.73 - $40.40
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MEDIAN: $24.62
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$0$98K
Salary $30,159 - $97,168
Bonus $0.00 - $12,000
Profit Sharing $1,965
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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$29,852 - $98,874
  • Country: United States
  • Currency: USD
  • Updated: 20 Sep 2017
  • Individuals Reporting: 63
Hourly Data $0$63
Hourly Rate $13.73 - $40.40
Overtime $19.88 - $63.81
Annual Data $0$98K
Bonus $0.00 - $12,000
Profit Sharing $1,965
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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$29,852 - $98,874
  • Country: United States
  • Currency: USD
  • Updated: 20 Sep 2017
  • Individuals Reporting: 200

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Job Description for Control Room Operator

  • Monitor and control the processes and equipment in a plant to ensure final quality goals are reached.
  • Resolve equipment, hazard, and safety issues quickly.
  • Train staff on safety, proper equipment usage, and incident reporting.
  • Inspect the plant to ensure conformance with safety and maintenance regulations.

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Pay by Experience Level for Control Room Operator

Pay by Experience for a Control Room Operator has a positive trend. An entry-level Control Room Operator with less than 5 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $47,000 based on 120 salaries provided by anonymous users. Average total compensation includes tips, bonus, and overtime pay. A Control Room Operator with mid-career experience which includes employees with 5 to 10 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $63,000 based on 76 salaries. An experienced Control Room Operator which includes employees with 10 to 20 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $70,000 based on 62 salaries. A Control Room Operator with late-career experience which includes employees with greater than 20 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $82,000 based on 35 salaries.

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Key Stats for Control Room Operator

Gender

Female
7 %
Male
93 %

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 54 votes.
Less than 1 year
5%
1-4 years
35%
5-9 years
24%
10-19 years
23%
20 years or more
13%
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Experience Affects Control Room Operator Salaries

Late-Career
▲38%

Experienced
▲19%

Mid-Career
▲6%

National Average
$59,000

Entry-Level
▼21%

Skills That Affect Control Room Operator Salaries

Fossil Fuel Energy / Fossil Fuel Power
▲66%

Troubleshooting
▲13%


National Average
$59,000

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 54 votes.

Gender

Female
7 %
Male
93 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
5%
1-4 years
35%
5-9 years
24%
10-19 years
23%
20 years or more
13%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 91%
dental benefits
Dental: 87%
vision benefits
Vision: 78%
no benefits
None: 8%
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