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Working as a Table Operator

There is more than meets the eye when it comes to being a table operator. For example, did you know that they make an average of $13.7 an hour? That's $28,498 a year!

Between 2018 and 2028, the career is expected to grow -8% and produce -83,800 job opportunities across the U.S.

What Does a Table Operator Do

There are certain skills that many table operators have in order to accomplish their responsibilities. By taking a look through resumes, we were able to narrow down the most common skills for a person in this position. We discovered that a lot of resumes listed dexterity, math skills and mechanical skills.

When it comes to the most important skills required to be a table operator, we found that a lot of resumes listed 23.9% of table operators included plasma burn table, while 10.3% of resumes included overhead cranes, and 6.1% of resumes included tape measure. Hard skills like these are helpful to have when it comes to performing essential job responsibilities.

When it comes to searching for a job, many search for a key term or phrase. Instead, it might be more helpful to search by industry, as you might be missing jobs that you never thought about in industries that you didn't even think offered positions related to the table operator job title. But what industry to start with? Most table operators actually find jobs in the professional and health care industries.

How To Become a Table Operator

If you're interested in becoming a table operator, one of the first things to consider is how much education you need. We've determined that 8.7% of table operators have a bachelor's degree. In terms of higher education levels, we found that 1.7% of table operators have master's degrees. Even though some table operators have a college degree, it's possible to become one with only a high school degree or GED.

Choosing the right major is always an important step when researching how to become a table operator. When we researched the most common majors for a table operator, we found that they most commonly earn high school diploma degrees or associate degree degrees. Other degrees that we often see on table operator resumes include diploma degrees or bachelor's degree degrees.

You may find that experience in other jobs will help you become a table operator. In fact, many table operator jobs require experience in a role such as welder. Meanwhile, many table operators also have previous career experience in roles such as machine operator or cashier.

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Average Salary$28,498
Job Growth Rate-8%

Table Operator Jobs

Table Operator Career Paths

Top Careers Before Table Operator

Welder
12.1%

Top Careers After Table Operator

Welder
9.4%

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Average Salary for a Table Operator

Table Operators in America make an average salary of $28,498 per year or $14 per hour. The top 10 percent makes over $33,000 per year, while the bottom 10 percent under $24,000 per year.
Average Salary
$28,498

Recently Added Salaries

Job TitleCompanyCompanyStart DateSalary
Repair Table Operator
Repair Table Operator
Millwood
Millwood
10/31/2020
10/31/2020
$27,13110/31/2020
$27,131
Repair Table Operator
Repair Table Operator
Millwood
Millwood
10/31/2020
10/31/2020
$31,30510/31/2020
$31,305
Repair Table Operator
Repair Table Operator
Millwood
Millwood
09/30/2020
09/30/2020
$21,91409/30/2020
$21,914
Burn Table Operator
Burn Table Operator
Opti Staffing Group
Opti Staffing Group
08/14/2020
08/14/2020
$33,39208/14/2020
$33,392
Repair Table Operator
Repair Table Operator
Millwood
Millwood
07/31/2020
07/31/2020
$27,13107/31/2020
$27,131

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Table Operator Demographics

Gender

male

77.8%

female

15.9%

unknown

6.3%

Ethnicity

White

67.2%

Hispanic or Latino

15.3%

Black or African American

11.9%

Foreign Languages Spoken

Spanish

75.0%

German

8.3%

Serbian

8.3%
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Table Operator Education

Degrees

High School Diploma

57.6%

Associate

14.6%

Diploma

9.3%

Entry Level Jobs For Becoming A Table Operator

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Top Skills For a Table Operator

The skills section on your resume can be almost as important as the experience section, so you want it to be an accurate portrayal of what you can do. Luckily, we've found all of the skills you'll need so even if you don't have these skills yet, you know what you need to work on. Out of all the resumes we looked through, 23.9% of table operators listed plasma burn table on their resume, but soft skills such as dexterity and math skills are important as well.

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Top Table Operator Employers

1. Steak 'n Shake
3.6
Avg. Salary: 
$23,411
Table Operators Hired: 
26+
2. Mannington Mills
4.0
Avg. Salary: 
$44,379
Table Operators Hired: 
17+
3. Fazoli's
4.0
Avg. Salary: 
$33,834
Table Operators Hired: 
7+
4. Shaw Industries
4.4
Avg. Salary: 
$42,175
Table Operators Hired: 
7+
5. CFR - Capital Finance Recruiters
4.6
Avg. Salary: 
$73,728
Table Operators Hired: 
6+
6. Dixie Group
3.9
Avg. Salary: 
$55,385
Table Operators Hired: 
6+

Recently Added Table Operator Jobs

Updated October 2, 2020