The average hourly pay for a Master Control Operator with Video Editing skills is $12.05.
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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…Read more
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
The top respondents for the job title Master Control Operator are from the companies Nexstar Broadcasting Group, Inc., Sinclair Broadcast Group, Inc and Media General. Reported salaries are highest at Media General where the average pay is $14.00. Sinclair Broadcast Group, Inc pays the lowest at around $11.38.
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Popular Skills for Master Control Operator
Avg. Hourly Rate
Skills in Broadcast Programming, Satellite, Microwave Technology, Quality Assurance / Quality Control, Audio Visual Equipment Use and Systems Computer/Console Operations are correlated to pay that is above average.
Pay by Experience Level for Master Control Operator
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 $11.12 based on 36 salaries. An early career Master Control Operator with 1-4 years of experience earns an average total compensation of $11.44 based on 77 salaries. A mid-career Master Control Operator with 5-9 years of experience earns an average total compensation of $12.87 based on 35 salaries. An experienced Master Control Operator with 10-19 years of experience earns an average total compensation of $14.94 based on 33 salaries. In their late career (20 years and higher), employees earn an average total compensation of $19.
Years of Experience
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