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Working As A Computer Operator

  • Interacting With Computers
  • Getting Information
  • Communicating with Supervisors, Peers, or Subordinates
  • Processing Information
  • Making Decisions and Solving Problems
  • Mostly Sitting

  • $41,575

    Average Salary

What Does A Computer Operator Do

A Computer Operator is responsible for the technical operation of the computer system. They resolve user problems by answering questions and requests.

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Computer Operator Career Paths

Computer Operator
Information Systems Technician Systems Analyst Senior Programmer Analyst
Application Manager
9 Yearsyrs
Information Systems Technician Technical Support Specialist Information Technology Manager
Data Center Manager
9 Yearsyrs
Information Technology Manager Data Center Manager
Data Center Operations Manager
9 Yearsyrs
Systems Analyst Systems Administrator Information Technology Director
Director Information Technology Infrastructure
13 Yearsyrs
Network Administrator Information Systems Manager
Director Of Information Services
9 Yearsyrs
Programmer Analyst Information Technology Manager Information Technology Director
Director Of Information Technology Services
12 Yearsyrs
Network Technician Information Technology Consultant Information Technology Director
Director Of Infrastructure Operations
13 Yearsyrs
Office Manager Operations Manager Service Director
Director Of Support Services
10 Yearsyrs
Computer Operations Manager Data Center Manager
Director, Data Center Operations
12 Yearsyrs
Computer Technician Network Administrator Information Technology Director
Director, Technical Operations
10 Yearsyrs
Systems Administrator Network Engineer Network Administrator
Information Systems Manager
6 Yearsyrs
Technical Support Specialist Systems Administrator Information Technology Manager
Information Technology Operations Manager
9 Yearsyrs
Programmer Analyst Systems Engineer Information Technology Manager
Information Technology Support Manager
8 Yearsyrs
Systems Analyst Network Engineer Network Administrator
Information Technology Systems Manager
8 Yearsyrs
Network Technician Network Administrator Information Technology Manager
Infrastructure Manager
10 Yearsyrs
Systems Administrator Information Technology Manager Information Technology Project Manager
Service Delivery Manager
11 Yearsyrs
Technical Support Specialist Systems Analyst
Systems Manager
7 Yearsyrs
Help Desk Analyst Network Technician Senior Network Analyst
Systems Operations Manager
6 Yearsyrs
Computer Technician Technician Service Technician
Technical Services Manager
7 Yearsyrs
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Average Length of Employment
Console Operator 4.0 years
Computer Operator 4.0 years
Systems Operator 3.9 years
Mainframe Operator 3.7 years
Top Careers Before Computer Operator
Cashier 5.0%
Draftsman 4.0%
Operator 3.6%
Drafter 3.4%
Technician 3.3%
Internship 3.2%
Supervisor 3.1%
Manager 2.9%
Top Careers After Computer Operator
Consultant 3.4%
Manager 3.4%
Programmer 2.9%

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Computer Operator Demographics

Gender

Male

64.9%

Female

33.3%

Unknown

1.8%
Ethnicity

White

61.6%

Hispanic or Latino

14.8%

Black or African American

12.0%

Asian

7.8%

Unknown

3.8%
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Foreign Languages Spoken

Spanish

49.4%

French

7.1%

Carrier

4.7%

German

4.7%

Russian

4.1%

Urdu

3.6%

Hindi

3.3%

Italian

2.7%

Japanese

2.7%

Cheyenne

2.4%

Korean

2.4%

Portuguese

2.1%

Vietnamese

1.8%

Romanian

1.5%

Hebrew

1.5%

Dari

1.5%

Arabic

1.5%

Tagalog

1.2%

Chinese

1.2%

Swahili

0.9%
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Computer Operator Education

Schools

University of Phoenix

29.1%

Strayer University

9.8%

University of Maryland - University College

4.8%

Kaplan University

4.6%

American InterContinental University

4.2%

Community College of the Air Force

4.2%

Pennsylvania State University

3.9%

University of Missouri - Saint Louis

3.8%

Troy University

3.6%

A-Technical College

3.4%

Northern Virginia Community College

3.4%

University of Houston

3.3%

Macomb Community College

3.1%

The Academy

2.9%

University of Memphis

2.9%

Western Governors University

2.6%

Oklahoma State University

2.6%

Ashford University

2.6%

Greenville Technical College

2.6%

Middle Tennessee State University

2.6%
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Majors

Computer Science

18.9%

Business

18.7%

Computer Information Systems

10.2%

Information Technology

7.4%

Drafting And Design

6.6%

Computer Programming

4.8%

Accounting

4.6%

Computer Networking

3.2%

Management

3.0%

Electrical Engineering

2.9%

General Studies

2.4%

Information Systems

2.4%

Education

2.1%

Computer Technical Support

2.1%

Criminal Justice

2.0%

Management Information Systems

1.9%

Health Care Administration

1.7%

Mechanical Engineering

1.7%

Liberal Arts

1.7%

Computer Applications

1.5%
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Degrees

Other

30.5%

Bachelors

30.3%

Associate

21.2%

Masters

7.7%

Certificate

6.7%

Diploma

3.0%

Doctorate

0.5%

License

0.2%
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Real Computer Operator Salaries

Job Title Company Location Start Date Salary
Computer Operator Eight X Ten Inc. New York, NY Jun 14, 2010 $73,045
Check Cashing Computer Operator CSCK Enterprise, Inc. Los Angeles, CA Mar 16, 2015 $63,066
Check Cashing Computer Operator CSCK Enterprise, Inc. Los Angeles, CA May 08, 2015 $63,066
Computer Operator Fastech, Inc. Laurel, MD Aug 26, 2015 $55,827
Computer Operators Orion International Technology USA, Inc. Anaheim, CA Jun 21, 2012 $55,661
Computer Operator Fore Engineering Construction, Inc. Tustin, CA May 19, 2010 $52,175
Computer Operator PPC Communications Inc. Blue Bell, PA Sep 17, 2015 $51,459
Computer Operator Fort Myer Construction Corporation Washington, DC Oct 01, 2011 $49,566
Computer Operator Captain Blue, LLC New York, NY Jul 01, 2016 $49,400
Computer Operator Republic Clothing Corp. New York, NY Jan 26, 2010 $49,316
Computer Operator B.C.S. International Corporation Islandia, NY Sep 28, 2012 $47,840
Computer Operator Royal Western Computer Company, Inc. Annandale, VA Jun 26, 2015 $47,653
Computer Operators Core Laboratories LP Houston, TX Jun 15, 2010 $47,538
Computer Operator DIT America, LLC Overland Park, KS Jan 08, 2015 $43,535
Computer Operators Demetrios J. Giokaris, M.D. Chicago, IL Aug 16, 2013 $43,493
Computer Operator Demetrios J. Giokaris, M.D. Chicago, IL Jul 29, 2015 $43,493
Computer Operator Allways Forwarding of Ny, Inc. NY Jul 08, 2010 $43,000
Computer Operator H-One Trading Corporation Tucker, GA Nov 23, 2016 $42,952
Computer Operator Home-Kim Group, Inc. Manassas, VA May 23, 2008 $41,364
Computer Operators The Joong-Ang Daily News Washington, Inc. Annandale, VA Feb 26, 2009 $41,226
Computer Operator The Hair Shop, Inc. Los Angeles, CA Feb 20, 2015 $41,018
Computer Operator Digital Documents, LLC Vienna, VA Apr 19, 2010 $36,317
Computer Operator Digital Documents, LLC Vienna, VA Oct 01, 2010 $36,317
Computer Operators Bogopa Enterprises, Inc. New York, NY Nov 18, 2013 $34,549
Computer Operator D Key Solution, Inc. Pompano Beach, FL Sep 03, 2008 $33,517
Computer Operators (Websites, Need Know Chinese) Eastern Security System, Inc. NY Aug 18, 2010 $33,392 -
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Computer Operators Sushi Mon Japanese Restaurant, Inc. Manhattan Beach, CA Apr 23, 2013 $32,926
Computer Operators Mazel Fashions, Inc. New York, NY Dec 23, 2009 $31,785

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Top Skills for A Computer Operator

  1. Backup
  2. Computer
  3. Mainframe
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  • Developed a backup plan for data recovery and business continuance
  • Monitored and operated electronic digital computers to process business, scientific, engineering, or other data according to operating instructions.
  • Supported mainframe production by monitoring batch via automated schedulers.
  • Operated and troubleshoot large-scale laser printers generating production client reports and labels.
  • Provided professional ArchiCAD and supportive services contributing to overall efficient operation of office.

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Top 10 Best States for Computer Operators

  1. Rhode Island
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  3. North Dakota
  4. Arizona
  5. Nevada
  6. District of Columbia
  7. Minnesota
  8. New Hampshire
  9. Virginia
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