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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

  • $49,610

    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
Computer Technician Technician Specialist
Account Manager
5 Yearsyrs
Programmer Senior Programmer Analyst
Application Manager
9 Yearsyrs
Programmer Systems Engineer Senior System Administrator
Data Center Manager
9 Yearsyrs
Data Center Operator Data Center Manager
Data Center Operations Manager
9 Yearsyrs
Systems Analyst Data Analyst
Data Manager
6 Yearsyrs
Network Technician Network Administrator Information Systems Manager
Director Of Information Services
9 Yearsyrs
Network Technician Senior System Administrator Data Center Manager
Director, Data Center Operations
12 Yearsyrs
Systems Administrator Director Of Information
Director, Technical Operations
11 Yearsyrs
Network Administrator Field Technician Field Supervisor
Field Operation Manager
8 Yearsyrs
Operations Manager Purchasing Manager Contracts Manager
Government Contractor
8 Yearsyrs
Technical Support Specialist Network Administrator
Information Systems Manager
6 Yearsyrs
Programmer Analyst Systems Engineer Information Technology Manager
Information Technology Director
10 Yearsyrs
Programmer Analyst Systems Analyst Systems Administrator
Information Technology Manager
8 Yearsyrs
Specialist Material Handler Supply Technician
Production Controller
5 Yearsyrs
Information Systems Technician Information Technology Manager Information Technology Project Manager
Service Delivery Manager
11 Yearsyrs
Information Systems Technician Technical Support Specialist Support Supervisor
Support Manager
6 Yearsyrs
Computer Technician Technical Support Specialist
Support Supervisor
5 Yearsyrs
Technical Support Specialist Systems Analyst
Systems Manager
7 Yearsyrs
Systems Analyst Lead Technician Technical Manager
Technical Director
7 Yearsyrs
Systems Administrator Information Technology Manager
Technical Services Manager
8 Yearsyrs
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Average Length of Employment
Computer Operator 5.0 years
Console Operator 4.0 years
Systems Operator 3.8 years
Mainframe Operator 3.7 years
Computer Analyst 3.3 years
Tape Operator 3.2 years
Help Desk Operator 2.9 years
Computer Assistant 2.2 years
Top Employers Before
Cashier 4.5%
Operator 3.8%
Technician 3.0%
Supervisor 2.9%
Manager 2.9%
Top Employers After
Manager 3.5%
Consultant 3.5%

Computer Operator Demographics

Gender

Male

64.1%

Female

34.2%

Unknown

1.7%
Ethnicity

White

79.3%

Hispanic or Latino

10.5%

Asian

7.5%

Unknown

1.9%

Black or African American

0.8%
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Languages Spoken

Spanish

50.0%

French

6.5%

Carrier

5.6%

German

5.0%

Urdu

4.0%

Russian

3.7%

Italian

3.1%

Hindi

3.1%

Cheyenne

2.5%

Korean

2.2%

Portuguese

2.2%

Vietnamese

1.9%

Hebrew

1.6%

Japanese

1.6%

Arabic

1.6%

Dari

1.2%

Romanian

1.2%

Tagalog

1.2%

Swedish

0.9%

Ukrainian

0.9%
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Computer Operator Education

Schools

University of Phoenix

29.5%

Strayer University

9.9%

University of Maryland - University College

4.8%

Community College of the Air Force

4.8%

Kaplan University

4.6%

American InterContinental University

4.1%

University of Missouri - Saint Louis

4.0%

Pennsylvania State University

3.6%

Troy University

3.2%

A-Technical College

3.1%

University of Memphis

3.1%

University of Houston

3.0%

Bergen Community College

3.0%

Colorado Technical University

3.0%

Western Governors University

2.8%

Northern Virginia Community College

2.8%

Northeastern University

2.8%

Macomb Community College

2.6%

The Academy

2.6%

Middle Tennessee State University

2.6%
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Majors

Computer Science

20.4%

Business

19.9%

Computer Information Systems

11.1%

Information Technology

7.6%

Computer Programming

5.3%

Accounting

4.9%

Computer Networking

3.4%

Management

3.2%

Electrical Engineering

2.8%

Information Systems

2.7%

General Studies

2.2%

Computer Technical Support

2.2%

Management Information Systems

2.2%

Education

2.2%

Criminal Justice

2.1%

Health Care Administration

1.8%

Liberal Arts

1.6%

Data Processing

1.6%

Computer Applications

1.4%

Communication

1.4%
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Degrees

Bachelors

31.3%

Other

30.4%

Associate

19.2%

Masters

8.8%

Certificate

6.7%

Diploma

2.8%

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

SystemBackupsIBMMainframeComputerHardwareLaserPrintersCustomerServiceComputerSystemsUnixDataEntryProductionControlComputerOperationsPayrollIBMAs/400TroubleTicketsJCLMVSBatchProcessingBatchJobsPeripheralEquipmentTapeLibraryTechnicalSupport

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Top Computer Operator Skills

  1. System Backups
  2. IBM Mainframe
  3. Computer Hardware
You can check out examples of real life uses of top skills on resumes here:
  • Execute system backups and server reboots.
  • Processed jobs on IBM Mainframe for the City of Fort Wayne and the County of Allen in Indiana.
  • Oversee that the operation of computer hardware systems and ensuring that the machines are used as efficiently and securely as possible.
  • Operated impact and laser printers and distributed output.
  • Trained other calculating machine operators, reviewed their work, and trained in customer service/banking procedures.

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