Control Operator Salary

Average Yearly Salary
Updated May 19, 2020
$90,000
$56,000
Min 10%
$90,000
Median 50%
$146,000
Max 90%
Best Paying Company
ALLETE
Highest Paying City
San Francisco, CA
Highest Paying State
Rhode Island
Average Experience Level
4.1 years
How much does a control operator make?
As a Control Operator in the USA, you can expect to earn on average $90,905 per year or $43.7 per hour. Those in the bottom 10 percent make under $56,000 a year, and the top 10 percent make over $146,000. Employers that have the highest concentration of job opportunities for Control Operators are Technology companies and Energy companies. Rhode Island, Massachusetts, Connecticut, Wisconsin, and New Hampshire are some of the states with the best Control Operator salaries in the US. The typical employment in the position spans 4.1 years.
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Average Control Operator Salary By Location

The national average salary for a Control Operator in the USA is $90,905 annually or $43.7 hourly. Control Operators make the most in San Francisco, CA at about $105,238 per year. Not only that, San Francisco, CA also has an average entry-level salary of $55,000. Rhode Island, Massachusetts, Connecticut, Wisconsin, and New Hampshire are the top 5 highest earning states for Control Operators. The lowest earning states are South Carolina, Kentucky, Georgia, Tennessee, and Kansas.

Map of Control Operator Salaries

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

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Average Control Operator Salary By Company

There is good job security in Control Operator positions. Some industries offer better pay and benefit packages than others. The most abundant employment opportunities for Control Operators are in Technology companies and Energy companies. ALLETE and Newpark Resources are the highest paying companies. In addition, companies like General Electric and Castleton Commodities International report highly competitive salaries for Control Operators.

Average Control Operator Pay By Industry

Control Operator salaries can vary depending on the industry. Our data shows that Utilities companies, Transportation companies, and Energy companies tend to have the highest salaries for Control Operators. Utilities companies pay their Control Operators the highest wages, averaging $103,296 per year. Transportation companies and Energy companies pay well too, at $99,693 and $95,997, respectively. The average salary for Control Operators in the Media industry is lower than the rest, coming in at $83,230.
Industry
Average Salary
Utilities
Utilities
$103,296
$103k
Transportation
Transportation
$99,693
$100k
Energy
Energy
$95,997
$96k
Manufacturing
Manufacturing
$85,235
$85k
Media
Media
$83,230
$83k

Control Operator Salary History

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National Average
Ashburn, VA

Control Operator Salary By Experience Level

The salary for a Control Operator can range from $72,409 to $117,817 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.