Radio Operator Salary
A Radio Operator earns an average salary of $31,906 per year. People in this job generally don't have more than 20 years' experience. For the first five to ten years in this position, pay increases steeply, but any additional experience does not have a big effect on pay.
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Job Description for Radio Operator
Radio operators work in a wide variety of industries. They broadcast information to coordinate operations for companies, such as car services, food distributors, and security forces. Likewise, radio operators are also employed by police, fire, and emergency services. They are also needed in aviation for air traffic control. Radio broadcasters can also work at A.M. and F.M. radio stations.Read More...
Radio operators are responsible for broadcasting messages, operating radio equipment, and producing programing for broadcasts. They work indoors, mostly in a radio booth. They need to be trained and proficient in the use of radio equipment. It is preferable that a radio operator have at least a high school diploma. However, some employers require degrees in fields such as radio engineering or communications. Some also require certifications for working with electrical and radio equipment.
Radio operators need strong communication skills and should have a clear and well-projecting speaking voice. Some creative skills may be necessary for operators who are responsible for developing programing. Good organization and managerial skills are also needed for radio operators that work as dispatchers. Radio operators typically work alone; however, since many companies need radio communications around the clock, they may have coworkers who are other radio operators. (Copyright 2017 PayScale.com)
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