Computer Operator Salary

Average Yearly Salary
Updated May 19, 2020
$40,000
$29,000
Min 10%
$40,000
Median 50%
$55,000
Max 90%
Best Paying Company
AmerisourceBergen
Highest Paying City
Atlantic City, NJ
Highest Paying State
New Jersey
Average Experience Level
4.5 years
How much does a computer operator make?
The national average salary for a Computer Operator in the U.S. is $40,557 annually or $19.5 hourly. The top 10 percent of earners make over $55,000 annually, whereas the bottom 10 percent of earners make under $29,000 per year. Technology companies and Professional companies are the best when it comes to the number of employment opportunities. Some of the states with the best Computer Operator salaries are New Jersey, Kansas, Illinois, Iowa, and Oregon. The typical tenure for a Computer Operator is 4.5 years.
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Average Computer Operator Salary By Location

The national average salary for a Computer Operator in the USA is $40,557 annually or $19.5 hourly. Atlantic City, NJ reports the highest annual salary for Computer Operators at 54,147. The Atlantic City, NJ average entry-level salary for Computer Operators is $34,000. New Jersey, Kansas, Illinois, Iowa, and Oregon are the highest paying states. Wisconsin, Alabama, Georgia, North Dakota, and Minnesota are at the bottom for competitive pay.

Map of Computer Operator Salaries

The darker areas on the map show where Computer Operators earn the highest salaries across all 50 states.

Average Salary:

Average Computer Operator Salary By Company

There is good job security in Computer Operator positions. Some industries offer better pay and benefit packages than others. Most Computer Operator jobs are in Technology companies and Technology companies. AmerisourceBergen and Vertex Pharmaceuticals are the highest paying companies. Also, companies like ICONMA and Merck & Co. pay their Computer Operators very well.

Average Computer Operator Pay By Industry

Computer Operator salaries can vary depending on the industry. Our analysis shows that Manufacturing companies, Technology companies, and Finance companies pay higher-than-average wages for Computer Operators. Manufacturing companies pay their Computer Operators the highest wages, averaging $42,874 per year. Technology companies and Finance companies pay well too, at $42,343 and $41,142, respectively. The average salary for Computer Operators in the Retail industry is lower than the rest, coming in at $37,162.
Industry
Average Salary
Manufacturing
Manufacturing
$42,874
$43k
Technology
Technology
$42,343
$42k
Finance
Finance
$41,142
$41k
Health Care
Health Care
$39,841
$40k
Hospitality
Hospitality
$38,898
$39k
Professional
Professional
$38,186
$38k
Retail
Retail
$37,162
$37k

Computer Operator Salary History

Compare salaries for individual cities or states with the national average.

National Average
Ashburn, VA

Computer Operator Salary By Experience Level

The salary for a Computer Operator can range from $34,934 to $52,851 depending on the amount of work experience that the person has. Data on how experience level affects salary is provided by the Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS) as part of their National Compensation Survey, which is based on factors such as knowledge, complexity, contacts, and environment.

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