Avg. Base Hourly Rate (USD)
The average hourly pay for a Master Control Operator is $14.08
What is the Pay by Experience Level for Master Control Operators?
An entry-level Master Control Operator with less than 1 year experience can expect to earn an average total compensation (includes tips, bonus, and overtime pay) of $11.98 based on 15 salaries. An early career Master Control Operator with 1-4 years of experience earns an average total compensation of $12.91 based on 103 …Read more
What Do Master Control Operators Do?
Master control operators are in charge of executing on-air transmissions and ensuring the technical quality of programming and other media operations for their organization. They are responsible for monitoring network transmissions for quality control, as well as reviewing, editing, and confirming the ongoing reliability of the automated playlists. They also interact with the automation software, making changes to the on-air schedule when necessary to ensure continuity in programming. One of …Read more
- Monitor broadcasts, breaks, and commercials and ensure that television schedule is followed.
- Record and document video feeds.
- Maintain station logs and update information to reflect desired or actual schedule.
- Interrupt broadcasts or alter programs when a supervisor approves it.