Updated August 18, 2021
Average Control Center Operator Salary
$61,000 yearly
$29.76 hourly

Entry level Salary
$26,000 yearly
$26,000
10 %
$61,000
Median
$145,000
90 %
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PercentileascdescAnnual SalaryascdescMonthly SalaryascdescHourly Rateascdesc
90th Percentile
$145,000
$12,083
$70
75th Percentile
$97,000
$8,083
$47
Average
$61,891
$5,158
$30
25th Percentile
$39,000
$3,250
$19
10th Percentile
$26,000
$2,167
$13

Average Control Center Operator Salary By State

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Control Center Operator average salary by State

StateascdescAvg. salaryascdescHourly rateascdescJob Countascdesc
Alabama
$72,224
$34.72
Alaska
$76,171
$36.62
Arizona
$62,369
$29.99
Arkansas
$75,786
$36.44
California
$70,274
$33.79
Colorado
$67,684
$32.54
Connecticut
$86,499
$41.59
Delaware
$74,821
$35.97
District of Columbia
$71,598
$34.42
Florida
$51,319
$24.67
Georgia
$72,262
$34.74
Hawaii
$62,520
$30.06
Idaho
$61,030
$29.34
Illinois
$68,356
$32.86
Indiana
$74,846
$35.98
Iowa
$63,980
$30.76
Kansas
$61,435
$29.54
Kentucky
$78,527
$37.75
Louisiana
$73,971
$35.56
Maine
$82,767
$39.79
Maryland
$90,246
$43.39
Massachusetts
$86,051
$41.37
Michigan
$66,785
$32.11
Minnesota
$76,945
$36.99
Mississippi
$64,708
$31.11
Missouri
$64,479
$31.00
Montana
$64,031
$30.78
Nebraska
$61,895
$29.76
Nevada
$66,740
$32.09
New Hampshire
$83,185
$39.99
New Jersey
$88,556
$42.58
New Mexico
$74,744
$35.93
New York
$97,185
$46.72
North Carolina
$67,731
$32.56
North Dakota
$63,641
$30.60
Ohio
$85,508
$41.11
Oklahoma
$73,554
$35.36
Oregon
$63,532
$30.54
Pennsylvania
$82,388
$39.61
Rhode Island
$78,231
$37.61
South Carolina
$74,305
$35.72
South Dakota
$72,095
$34.66
Tennessee
$58,345
$28.05
Texas
$76,570
$36.81
Utah
$54,378
$26.14
Vermont
$75,709
$36.40
Virginia
$65,086
$31.29
Washington
$76,783
$36.91
West Virginia
$84,840
$40.79
Wisconsin
$71,246
$34.25
Wyoming
$61,547
$29.59

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Highest Paying Cities For Control Center Operator

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CityascdescAvg. salaryascdescHourly rateascdesc
Mount Laurel, NJ
$88,399
$42.50
Houston, TX
$76,345
$36.70
Grand Rapids, MI
$65,227
$31.36
OFallon, MO
$65,077
$31.29
Iowa City, IA
$64,675
$31.09
Urban Honolulu, HI
$62,565
$30.08

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How much does a Control Center Operator make?

The average control center operator salary is $61,891 per year, or $29.76 per hour, in the United States. People on the lower end of that spectrum, the bottom 10% to be exact, make roughly $26,000 a year, while the top 10% makes $145,000. As most things go, location can be critical. New York, Maryland, New Jersey, Connecticut, and Massachusetts provide the highest control center operator salaries.

Average Control Center Operator Salary Over Time

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Location
    YearascdescAvg. salaryascdescHourly rateascdesc% Changeascdesc
    2021
    $61,900
    $29.76
    +2.5%
    2020
    $60,400
    $29.02
    +1.7%
    2019
    $59,300
    $28.52
    +2.3%
    2018
    $58,000
    $27.88
    +1.8%
    2017
    $56,900
    $27.37
    +1.3%

    Average JOB Salary by Field

    Sensor Operator

    Avg. salary: $61,890

    A sensor operator is a crewmember on aerospace systems. They receive and abide by special instructions, air tasking orders, and rules of engagement. They operate airborne sensors, monitor aircraft, study weapon systems, and assist pilots in flying aircraft. They are also responsible for maintaining reconnaissance and surveillance missions.
    15,314 Sensor Operator Jobs
    Job TitleascdescAnnual SalaryascdescMonthly SalaryascdescHourly RateascdescJob Openingsascdesc
    Sensor Operator
    $61,891
    $5,158
    $29.76
    15,314
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    Which Companies Pay Control Center Operators The Most?

    To earn a high income as a control center operator, working for Northwestern Life Insurance Co. or Abbott Laboratories might be your best bet, as they are the highest paying companies in this field. In addition, companies like The TJX Companies and IDEX report highly competitive wages for control center operators.
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    Recently Added Control Center Operator Salaries

    Location
    CompanyascdescJobascdescLocationascdescDate AddedascdescSalaryascdesc
    Dk Security
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    Grand Rapids, MI
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    $30,262
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    North Reading, MA
    07/31/2021
    $34,227
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    G4S Secure Solutions (USA) Inc.
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    North Reading, MA
    05/23/2021
    $34,227
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    Control Center Operator
    North Reading, MA
    05/23/2021
    $34,227
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    City of Georgetown, Tx
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    Control Center Operator, Trainee
    Georgetown, TX
    05/01/2021
    $47,730
    05/01/2021
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    Parkton, NC
    03/08/2021
    $31,305
    03/08/2021
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    Georgetown, TX
    12/28/2020
    $45,434
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    North Reading, MA
    12/13/2020
    $34,227
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    Average Control Center Operator Salary by Demographic

    Control Center Operator Gender Pay Gap

    male-income
    Male Income
    $54,871
    female-income
    Female Income
    $51,772
    Genderascdesc
    Incomeascdesc
    Male$54,871
    Female$51,772
    Median Control Center Operator Income by Race
    Black or african american control center operators have the highest average salary compared to other ethnicities. Hispanic or latino control center operators have the lowest average salary at $50,803.
    $60,000
    $48,000
    $36,000
    $24,000
    $12,000
    $0
    White
    Black or African American
    Asian
    Hispanic or Latino
    Ethnicityascdesc
    Salaryascdesc
    White$54,335
    Black or African American$55,684
    Asian$53,859
    Hispanic or Latino$50,803
    Average Control Center Operator Salary by Education Level
    Control center operators with a Masters degree earn more than those without, at $280,653 annually. With a Bachelors degree, control center operators earn a median annual income of $112,046 compared to $83,920 for control center operators with an Associate degree.
    $285,000
    $228,000
    $171,000
    $114,000
    $57,000
    $0
    High School Diploma or Less
    Master's Degree
    Bachelor's Degree
    Some College/ Associate Degree
    Educationascdesc
    Salaryascdesc
    High School Diploma or Less$54,871
    Master's Degree$280,653
    Bachelor's Degree$112,046
    Some College/ Associate Degree$83,920