Most senior operators list "safety procedures," "facility," and "emergency" as skills on their resumes. We go into more details on the most important senior operator responsibilities here:
Before becoming a senior operator, 38.0% earned their bachelor's degree. When it comes down to graduating with a master's degree, 3.7% senior operators went for the extra education. If you're wanting to pursue this career, it may be possible to be successful with a high school degree. In fact, some senior operators have a college degree. But about one out of every four senior operators didn't attend college at all.
The senior operators who went onto college to earn a more in-depth education generally studied business and general studies, while a small population of senior operators studied computer science and criminal justice.
When you're ready to become a senior operator, you might wonder which companies hire senior operators. According to our research through senior operator resumes, senior operators are mostly hired by Ernst & Young, VMware, and Abbott Laboratories. Now is a good time to apply as Ernst & Young has 70 senior operators job openings, and there are 17 at VMware and 10 at Abbott Laboratories.
If you're interested in companies where senior operators make the most money, you'll want to apply for positions at VMware, Dell, and Microsoft. We found that at VMware, the average senior operator salary is $125,587. Whereas at Dell, senior operators earn roughly $119,490. And at Microsoft, they make an average salary of $114,195.
Some other companies you might be interested in as a senior operator include JPMorgan Chase, United States Army, and Bank of America. These three companies were found to hire the most senior operators from the top 100 U.S. educational institutions.
In general, senior operators fulfill roles in the manufacturing and technology industries. While employment numbers are high in those industries, the senior operator annual salary is the highest in the pharmaceutical industry with $92,412 as the average salary. Meanwhile, the energy and technology industries pay $91,147 and $87,385 respectively. This means that senior operators who are employed in the pharmaceutical industry make 66.7% more than senior operators who work in the retail Industry.