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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

  • $40,000

    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
Technical Support Specialist Systems Administrator
Information Technology Manager
7 Yearsyrs
Technical Support Specialist Systems Administrator Information Technology Manager
Information Technology Director
10 Yearsyrs
Technical Support Specialist Consultant General Manager
Operations Vice President
11 Yearsyrs
Systems Administrator Information Technology Manager
Senior Information Technology Manager
10 Yearsyrs
Programmer Analyst Consultant Project Manager
Service Delivery Manager
10 Yearsyrs
Computer Aided Design Designer Designer
Design Manager
7 Yearsyrs
Programmer Analyst Consultant Information Technology Manager
Information Technology Operations Manager
9 Yearsyrs
Programmer Analyst Senior Software Engineer Lead Technician
Technical Manager
7 Yearsyrs
Computer Technician Network Administrator Systems Analyst
Systems Manager
6 Yearsyrs
Computer Technician Network Technician Network Administrator
Information Systems Manager
6 Yearsyrs
Computer Technician Technician Field Service Technician
Technical Services Manager
7 Yearsyrs
Systems Analyst Project Manager Information Technology Project Manager
Information Technology Technical Services Manager
9 Yearsyrs
Systems Analyst Senior Programmer Analyst
Application Manager
9 Yearsyrs
Technician Registered Nurse Clinical Research Coordinator
Data Manager
6 Yearsyrs
Help Desk Analyst Service Desk Analyst Service Desk Supervisor
Service Desk Manager
7 Yearsyrs
Operations Analyst Lead Computer Operator Computer Operations Manager
Data Center Manager
8 Yearsyrs
Network Engineer Data Center Engineer Data Center Manager
Data Center Operations Manager
9 Yearsyrs
Operations Analyst Senior Computer Operator Lead Computer Operator
Data Center Supervisor
5 Yearsyrs
Help Desk Analyst Service Desk Analyst
Incident Manager
9 Yearsyrs
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Average Length of Employment
Computer Operator 5.0 years
Console Operator 4.0 years
Mainframe Operator 3.8 years
Top Careers Before Computer Operator
Cashier 7.3%
Draftsman 4.3%
Operator 3.6%
Internship 3.3%
Drafter 3.3%
Supervisor 3.0%
Top Careers After Computer Operator
Cashier 5.1%
Manager 3.6%
Consultant 3.3%

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Average Yearly Salary
$40,000
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$29,000
Min 10%
$40,000
Median 50%
$40,000
Median 50%
$40,000
Median 50%
$40,000
Median 50%
$40,000
Median 50%
$40,000
Median 50%
$40,000
Median 50%
$55,000
Max 90%
Best Paying Company
AmerisourceBergen
Highest Paying City
Atlantic City, NJ
Highest Paying State
New Jersey
Avg Experience Level
4.5 years
How much does a Computer Operator make at top companies?
The national average salary for a Computer Operator in the United States is $40,557 per year or $20 per hour. Those in the bottom 10 percent make under $29,000 a year, and the top 10 percent make over $55,000.

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 Operator Demetrios J. Giokaris, M.D. Chicago, IL Jul 29, 2015 $43,493
Computer Operators Demetrios J. Giokaris, M.D. Chicago, IL Aug 16, 2013 $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 -
$20
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. Mainframe
  3. Computer Hardware
You can check out examples of real life uses of top skills on resumes here:
  • Maintain logs of database backups, assisted property custodians with property inventory, equipment specifications and re location of equipment.
  • Monitored and controlled production batch operations of Mainframe, network components, applications, and environmental conditions across the enterprise.
  • Provide support/assistance in a UNIX/VAX environment which includes installation and configuration of computer hardware/software, as well as troubleshooting and debugging.
  • Operated and troubleshoot large-scale laser printers generating production client reports and labels.
  • Developed preliminary AutoCAD architectural, electrical and mechanical drawings in support of space studies for Engineering Department of SPAWAR buildings.

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Top 10 Best States for Computer Operators

  1. Iowa
  2. Nevada
  3. New Jersey
  4. Illinois
  5. Kansas
  6. Utah
  7. Rhode Island
  8. Kentucky
  9. Ohio
  10. South Dakota
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Computer Operator Resume Examples And Tips

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Computer Operator Demographics

Gender

Male

60.5%

Female

32.4%

Unknown

7.1%
Ethnicity

White

61.0%

Hispanic or Latino

15.3%

Black or African American

12.2%

Asian

7.7%

Unknown

3.8%
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Foreign Languages Spoken

Spanish

50.5%

French

6.9%

Russian

4.3%

German

4.1%

Carrier

3.7%

Hindi

3.3%

Urdu

3.3%

Japanese

3.0%

Portuguese

2.6%

Arabic

2.4%

Italian

2.2%

Vietnamese

2.0%

Korean

2.0%

Tagalog

2.0%

Cheyenne

1.7%

Dari

1.5%

Chinese

1.3%

Swedish

1.1%

Romanian

1.1%

Hebrew

1.1%
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Computer Operator Education

Schools

University of Phoenix

28.9%

Strayer University

8.4%

University of Maryland - University College

4.8%

Kaplan University

4.3%

University of Houston

4.1%

The Academy

4.1%

American InterContinental University

4.0%

A-Technical College

3.9%

Pennsylvania State University

3.8%

Community College of the Air Force

3.5%

Macomb Community College

3.5%

University of Missouri - Saint Louis

3.5%

Houston Community College

3.3%

Colorado Technical University

3.1%

More Tech Institute

3.1%

Troy University

3.0%

Northern Virginia Community College

2.8%

Ashford University

2.7%

Miami Dade College

2.7%

New York University

2.7%
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Majors

Business

19.7%

Computer Science

18.4%

Computer Information Systems

9.3%

Drafting And Design

7.4%

Information Technology

6.9%

Accounting

5.2%

Computer Programming

4.8%

Computer Networking

3.0%

Electrical Engineering

2.9%

Management

2.9%

General Studies

2.4%

Education

2.2%

Health Care Administration

2.2%

Information Systems

2.1%

Criminal Justice

2.1%

Computer Technical Support

1.9%

Mechanical Engineering

1.7%

Management Information Systems

1.6%

Computer Applications

1.6%

Liberal Arts

1.6%
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Degrees

Bachelors

30.3%

Other

29.7%

Associate

22.0%

Masters

7.3%

Certificate

6.9%

Diploma

3.3%

Doctorate

0.4%

License

0.2%
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Updated May 19, 2020