Systems Operator

Systems Operator Salary

Average Yearly Salary
$65,000
$39,000
Min 10%
$65,000
Median 50%
$108,000
Max 90%
Highest Paying City
Washington, DC
Highest Paying State
Alaska
Average Experience Level
4.0 years
How much does a systems operator make?
Systems Operators in America make, on average, $65,768 a year or $31.62 per hour. There is a huge gap between the top 10 percent earners and the bottom 10 percent earners -- about 69,000. The top 10 percent earn over $108,000, while the bottom 10 percent make less than $39,000 annually. Most Systems Operator jobs are in Professional companies and Retail companies. Alaska, Maryland, District of Columbia, California, and New Jersey are some of the states with the best Systems Operator salaries in the US. Most Systems Operators spend 4.0 years in the position.

Average Systems Operator Salary By Location

The national average salary for a Systems Operator in the United States is $65,768 per year or $31.62 per hour. Washington, DC reports the highest annual salary for Systems Operators at 90,598. Even an entry-level Systems Operator makes $56,000 per year in Washington, DC. Alaska, Maryland, District of Columbia, California, and New Jersey are the states with the highest payscale for Systems Operators. Louisiana, Arkansas, Kentucky, Vermont, and Montana have the lowest reported salaries for Systems Operators.
RankCityAverage Salary
1
Washington, DC
$90,598
2
New York, NY
$81,993
3
San Diego, CA
$78,339
4
Rochester, MN
$77,949
5
Aurora, CO
$77,286

Average Systems Operator Salary By Company

There is good job security in Systems Operator positions. Some industries offer better pay and benefit packages than others. Employers that have the highest concentration of job opportunities for Systems Operators are Professional companies and Retail companies. Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory and Messer Construction are the highest paying companies. In addition, companies like Puget Sound Energy and Leidos report highly competitive salaries for Systems Operators.

Average Systems Operator Pay By Industry

Systems Operator salaries can vary depending on the industry. By looking at our data, we can see that Internet companies, Retail companies, and Manufacturing companies pay their Systems Operators well. Internet companies pay Systems Operators an average salary of $74,125, Retail companies pay $68,635, and Manufacturing companys come in at $65,851. The types of companies that pay Systems Operators the least are in the Finance industry, where the average annual salary is $62,361.
RankIndustryAverage Salary
1
Internet
$74,125
2
Retail
$68,635
3
Manufacturing
$65,851
4
Technology
$64,724
5
Finance
$62,361

Recently Added Systems Operator Salaries

Company
Job
Location
Date Added
Salary
Systems Operator
01/31/2020
$36,525
Black Hills Energy
Systems Operator
01/28/2020
$61,600
United Cooperative Services
Systems Operator
01/22/2020
$46,958
Nashua, New Hampshire
Systems Operator
01/19/2020
$51,111
City of College Station
Systems Operator
01/16/2020
$28,912
Western Farmers Electric Co-Op
Systems Operator
01/16/2020
$72,902
See's Candies, Inc.
Systems Operator
01/04/2020
$37,566
12/21/2019
$43,534
Medical Professionals
Systems Operator
12/17/2019
$33,392
Olmstead County
Systems Operator
12/08/2019
$41,197
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