Operator Salary

Average Yearly Salary
Min 10%
Median 50%
Max 90%
Best Paying Company
C&J Energy Services
Highest Paying City
Beaverton, OR
Highest Paying State
Average Experience Level
2.9 years
How much does an operator make?
Operators in America make, on average, $34,129 a year or $16.41 per hour. The top 10 percent of earners make over $48,000 annually, whereas the bottom 10 percent of earners make under $24,000 per year. Hospitality companies and Manufacturing companies tend to have the highest concentration of employment in this field. Oregon, New Hampshire, Louisiana, Alaska, and New York are some of the states with the best Operator salaries in the US. The typical tenure for an Operator is 2.9 years.
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Average Operator Salary By Location

Operators in the US makes an average salary of $34,129 per year or $16.41 per hour. Beaverton, OR reports the highest Operator salaries at $78,283 per year. Even an entry-level Operator makes $56,000 per year in Beaverton, OR. The top 5 states with the highest reported Operator salaries are Oregon, New Hampshire, Louisiana, Alaska, and New York. Mississippi, Florida, North Dakota, North Carolina, and Pennsylvania have the lowest reported salaries for Operators.

Map of Operator Salaries

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

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Average Operator Salary By Company

There is good job security in Operator positions. Some industries offer better pay and benefit packages than others. Employers that have the highest concentration of job opportunities for Operators are Hospitality companies and Manufacturing companies. The two companies that report the highest salaries for Operators are C&J Energy Services and Relativity Space. In addition, companies like Owens Corning and Tesco report highly competitive salaries for Operators.

Operator Salary History

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

National Average
Ashburn, VA

Operator Salary By Experience Level

The salary for an Operator can range from $27,734 to $40,309 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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