$38,514
Avg. Salary
$13.66
Avg. Hourly Rate

Average additional compensation:

$1,965

Bonus

$2,250

Profit Sharing

What am I worth?
How should I pay?

The average pay for a Master Control Operator is $13.66 per hour.

The average pay for a Master Control Operator is $38,514 per year.

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$9.92
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$13.66
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$21.30
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MEDIAN $13.66
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$27k
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$39k
50%
$62k
90%
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MEDIAN $38,514
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MEDIAN: $38,514
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$0$62K
Salary $26,719 - $62,170
Bonus $296 - $7,096
Profit Sharing $2,250
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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$21,404 - $54,167
  • Country: United States
  • Currency: USD
  • Updated: 20 Mar 2019
  • Individuals Reporting: 128
Hourly Data $0$42
Hourly Rate $9.92 - $21.30
Overtime $13.99 - $42.32
Annual Data $0$54K
Bonus $296 - $7,096
Profit Sharing $2,250
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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$21,404 - $54,167
  • Country: United States
  • Currency: USD
  • Updated: 20 Mar 2019
  • Individuals Reporting: 335

Job Description for Master Control Operator

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 the operator's main responsibilities includes performing all playback and monitoring functions for the origination of multiple satellite broadcast channels. They create business relationships with other media professionals as well.

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Master Control Operator Tasks
  • 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.

Popular Employer Salaries for Master Control Operator


Known for taking on a considerable number of Master Control Operators, Sinclair Broadcast Group, Inc, Nexstar Broadcasting Group, Inc., Encompass Digital Media, Bonten Media, and Time Warner Cable Company are leading firms in the industry. Master Control Operators flock to Encompass Digital Media for generous paychecks, where average earnings of $38K lead the pack in compensation.

Common Career Paths for Master Control Operator


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Many Master Control Operators move into a Video Editor role, and folks who currently hold that position report a much higher median income of $41K per year.

Master Control Operator Job Listings

Popular Skills for Master Control Operator


Master Control Operators usually report a few specific skills. Most notably, skills in Systems Computer/Console Operations, Satellite, Microwave Technology, Broadcast Programming, and Video Editing are correlated to pay that is above average. Skills that pay less than market rate include Video Editing and Broadcast Programming. Most people who know Broadcast Programming also know Satellite, Microwave Technology.

Pay by Experience Level for Master Control Operator

Pay by Experience for a Master Control Operator has a positive trend. An entry-level Master Control Operator with less than 5 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $27,000 based on 119 salaries provided by anonymous users. Average total compensation includes tips, bonus, and overtime pay. A Master Control Operator with mid-career experience which includes employees with 5 to 10 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $33,000 based on 74 salaries. An experienced Master Control Operator which includes employees with 10 to 20 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $32,000 based on 87 salaries. A Master Control Operator with late-career experience which includes employees with greater than 20 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $37,000 based on 29 salaries.

Master Control Operator Reviews

Q: What is it like working as a Master Control Operator?

Master Control Operator in Rockaway:
"If you like being treated like a child, it’s great!"
Pros: 4 day work weeks
Cons: Not being trusted to do my job.

Master Control Operator in Mishawaka:
"Lots of work, little pay."
Pros: Health coverage for my child
Cons: Pay, lack of communication, personal accountability,

Master Control Operator in Sioux Falls:
"I just work here."
Pros: I don't do much here except my job, buy food and gas.
Cons: I don't know. The cold winters.

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Key Stats for Master Control Operator

Gender

Female
27 %
Male
73 %

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 89 votes.
Less than 1 year
5%
1-4 years
38%
5-9 years
19%
10-19 years
27%
20 years or more
11%

Experience Affects Master Control Operator Salaries

Late-Career
▲18%

▲4%

▲2%

National Average
$32,000

▼17%

Skills That Affect Master Control Operator Salaries

Systems Computer/Console Operations
▲6%


National Average
$32,000


▼17%

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 89 votes.

Gender

Female
27 %
Male
73 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
5%
1-4 years
38%
5-9 years
19%
10-19 years
27%
20 years or more
11%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 82%
dental benefits
Dental: 73%
vision benefits
Vision: 61%
no benefits
None: 17%