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Working as a Block Operator

There is more than meets the eye when it comes to being a block operator. For example, did you know that they make an average of $27.05 an hour? That's $56,258 a year!

What Does a Block Operator Do

When it comes to the most important skills required to be a block operator, we found that a lot of resumes listed 46.2% of block operators included verbal instructions, while 44.2% of resumes included train movement, and 9.6% of resumes included safe movement. Hard skills like these are helpful to have when it comes to performing essential job responsibilities.

When it comes to searching for a job, many search for a key term or phrase. Instead, it might be more helpful to search by industry, as you might be missing jobs that you never thought about in industries that you didn't even think offered positions related to the block operator job title. But what industry to start with? Most block operators actually find jobs in the manufacturing and transportation industries.

How To Become a Block Operator

If you're interested in becoming a block operator, one of the first things to consider is how much education you need. We've determined that 14.9% of block operators have a bachelor's degree. In terms of higher education levels, we found that 0.0% of block operators have master's degrees. Even though some block operators have a college degree, it's possible to become one with only a high school degree or GED.

Choosing the right major is always an important step when researching how to become a block operator. When we researched the most common majors for a block operator, we found that they most commonly earn high school diploma degrees or associate degree degrees. Other degrees that we often see on block operator resumes include bachelor's degree degrees or diploma degrees.

You may find that experience in other jobs will help you become a block operator. In fact, many block operator jobs require experience in a role such as mold machine operator. Meanwhile, many block operators also have previous career experience in roles such as cook or owner/operator.

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Average Salary$56,258

Block Operator Jobs

Average Salary for a Block Operator

Block Operators in America make an average salary of $56,258 per year or $27 per hour. The top 10 percent makes over $117,000 per year, while the bottom 10 percent under $27,000 per year.
Average Salary
$56,258

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Recently Added Salaries

Job TitleCompanyCompanyStart DateSalary
Cheese Block Operator
Cheese Block Operator
Spherion
Spherion
05/26/2020
05/26/2020
$33,39205/26/2020
$33,392
Cheese Block Operator
Cheese Block Operator
Spherion
Spherion
02/26/2020
02/26/2020
$31,30502/26/2020
$31,305
Block Operator
Block Operator
Spherion
Spherion
11/26/2019
11/26/2019
$29,21811/26/2019
$29,218

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Top Block Operator Employers

1. Wolverine Tube
4.0
Avg. Salary: 
$41,567
Block Operators Hired: 
8+
2. Conrail
4.0
Avg. Salary: 
$56,820
Block Operators Hired: 
4+
3. NJ Transit
4.4
Avg. Salary: 
$39,260
Block Operators Hired: 
3+
4. National Railroad Passenger
4.5
Avg. Salary: 
$80,342
Block Operators Hired: 
3+
5. Abengoa
3.9
Avg. Salary: 
$62,223
Block Operators Hired: 
3+
6. Islands Restaurants
4.0
Avg. Salary: 
$26,879
Block Operators Hired: 
2+

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Updated October 2, 2020