Lead Operator Salary

Average Yearly Salary
$98,000
$66,000
Min 10%
$98,000
Median 50%
$144,000
Max 90%
Best Paying Company
Hulu
Highest Paying City
Seattle, WA
Highest Paying State
Washington
Average Experience Level
4.0 years
How much does a lead operator make?
Lead Operators in America make, on average, $98,369 a year or $47.29 per hour. The top 10 percent of earners make over $144,000 annually, whereas the bottom 10 percent of earners make under $66,000 per year. Retail companies and Technology companies have the most job opportunities for Lead Operators. The top 5 states when it comes to Lead Operator salaries are Washington, Wyoming, Colorado, California, and Kentucky. The typical tenure for a Lead Operator is 4.0 years.
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Average Lead Operator Salary By Location

The national average salary for a Lead Operator in the United States is $98,369 per year or $47.29 per hour. The city with the highest Lead Operator salary is Seattle, WA at $141,197 per year. Not only that, Seattle, WA also has an average entry-level salary of $83,000. Washington, Wyoming, Colorado, California, and Kentucky are the highest paying states. Pennsylvania, Florida, New Hampshire, Massachusetts, and Connecticut have the lowest reported salaries for Lead Operators.
City
Average Salary

Map of Lead Operator Salaries

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

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Average Lead Operator Salary By Company

There is good job security in Lead Operator positions. Some industries offer better pay and benefit packages than others. Retail companies and Technology companies have the most job opportunities for Lead Operators. Companies like Hulu or Google will get you the highest pay packages. Also, companies like Adobe and Microsoft pay their Lead Operators very well.
Company
Average Salary
$143,133
$143k
$132,920
$133k
$119,022
$119k
$118,226
$118k
$116,090
$116k
$115,880
$116k
$112,375
$112k

Average Lead Operator Pay By Industry

Wages for Lead Operators can differ based on the industry they work in. Our data shows that Energy companies, Technology companies, and Manufacturing companies tend to have the highest salaries for Lead Operators. Energy companies pay their Lead Operators the highest wages, averaging $105,594 per year. Technology companies and Manufacturing companies pay well too, at $102,430 and $100,885, respectively. The average salary for Lead Operators in the Transportation industry is lower than the rest, coming in at $79,933.
Industry
Average Salary
Energy
Energy
$105,594
$106k
Technology
Technology
$102,430
$102k
Manufacturing
Manufacturing
$100,885
$101k
Retail
Retail
$95,176
$95k
Finance
Finance
$86,408
$86k
Transportation
Transportation
$79,933
$80k

Lead Operator Salary History

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

National Average
Ashburn, VA

Lead Operator Salary By Experience Level

The salary for a Lead Operator can range from $101,732 to $143,859 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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