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Average Telephone Operator Hourly Pay

$13.22
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$500
Bonus
$1,850
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The average hourly pay for a Telephone Operator is $13.22.
10%
$10.21
MEDIAN
$13.22
90%
$19.59
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Hourly Rate
$10 - $20
Bonus
$300 - $1,600
Profit Sharing
$0 - $1,850
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$21,268 - $42,343
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What Do Telephone Operators Do?

Telephone Operator Tasks
  • Answer calls, provide information and direct calls to appropriate extensions.
  • Complete clerical and administrative duties.
  • Triage and transfer calls.
  • Document calls in database, including escalating important or problematic contacts.

Job Satisfaction for Telephone Operator

4 out of 5
(24)
Highly Satisfied
3Reviews

Career Paths

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Telephone Operator
More common (> 20%)
Somewhat common (8 - 20%)
Less common (< 8%)

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What Are Popular Skills for Telephone Operators?

Skills in Customer Service, Oral / Verbal Communication and Windows Operating System General Use are correlated to pay that is above average. Skills that pay less than market rate include Typing and Microsoft Office.

What is the Pay by Experience Level for Telephone Operators?

An entry-level Telephone Operator with less than 1 year experience can expect to earn an average total compensation (includes tips, bonus, and overtime pay) of $12.20 based on 9 salaries. An early career Telephone Operator with 1-4 years of experience earns an average total compensation of $12.07 based on 40 salaries. A mid-career Telephone Operator with 5-9 years of experience earns an average total compensation of $13.65 based on 21 salaries. An experienced Telephone Operator with 10-19 years of experience earns an average total compensation of $14.04 based on 35 salaries. In their late career (20 years and higher), employees earn an average total compensation of $15.

Pay Difference by Location

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Years of Experience

This data is based on 134 survey responses.
Entry Level
6.7%
Early Career
29.9%
Mid Career
15.7%
Experienced
26.1%
Late Career
21.6%