Telephone Operator Salary

Average Yearly Salary
Updated May 18, 2020
$29,000
$25,000
$29,000
$33,000
The average Telephone Operator makes about $29,592 per year. That's $14.23 per hour! Those in the lower 10%, such as entry-level positions, only make about $25,000 a year. Meanwhile, the top 10% are sitting pretty with an average salary of $33,000. Many of Telephone Operators seem to be drawn to Health Care and Hospitality companies. Unless they care more about money, in which case Telephone Operators tend to work at Telecommunication, Technology, and Health Care companies. Even the employees who work in these industries can confirm that's where the money is. Although money is important, a lot of people base their career decisions solely on location. That's why we found that Alaska, Hawaii and Rhode Island pay Telephone Operators the highest salaries.
Best Paying Cities
Boston, MA
$29,479
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Map of Telephone Operator Salaries

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

Average Salary:

Average Telephone Operator Salary By Location

While a Telephone Operator can average a salary of $29,592 per year, or $14.23 per hour, there are many opportunities for Telephone Operators to make more. For example, in Boston, MA you might make $29,479 per year. Other high-paying locations include San Mateo, CA, Smithtown, NY and Edison, NJ. If you're in an entry-level position, your best bet is to move to Boston, MA where the average starting salary is $19,000. The highest paying states for Telephone Operators include Alaska, Hawaii and Rhode Island. Meanwhile, Missouri, Alabama, and Arkansas offer the lowest salaries.

Average Telephone Operator Salary By Company

If you want to get paid the most as a Telephone Operator, being employed by a company such as Monroe County Water Authority or San Mateo would be a smart choice, as they are the highest paying companies in this field. Additionally, companies like Kaiser Permanente and Geisinger Health Plan also report highly competitive salaries for Telephone Operators.

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Average Telephone Operator Pay By Industry

The salary for a Telephone Operator can vary depending on what industry the job is in. The highest salaries for Telephone Operators tend to be found in Telecommunication, Technology, and Health Care companies. In fact, Telephone Operators can make a yearly salary of $34,452 while working for Telecommunication companies.
Industry
Average Salary
Telecommunication
Telecommunication
$34,452
$34k
Technology
Technology
$29,529
$30k
Health Care
Health Care
$27,452
$27k
Government
Government
$27,287
$27k
Retail
Retail
$26,693
$27k
Hospitality
Hospitality
$25,924
$26k
Finance
Finance
$25,154
$25k

Telephone Operator Salary History

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Recently Added Telephone Operator Salaries

CompanyJobLocationDate AddedSalary
Operator-Telephone Office
Operator-Telephone Office
06/23/2020
06/23/2020
$31,180
$31,180
06/23/2020
Telephone Operator
Telephone Operator
04/27/2020
04/27/2020
$27,800
$27,800
04/27/2020
Telephone Operator
Telephone Operator
03/08/2020
03/08/2020
$31,208
$31,208
03/08/2020
Telephone Operator--Extra Help (Open)
Telephone Operator--Extra Help (Open)
02/25/2020
02/25/2020
$48,043
$48,043
02/25/2020
Dshs Lakeland Village PBX & Telephone Operator
Dshs Lakeland Village PBX & Telephone Operator
02/19/2020
02/19/2020
$31,889
$31,889
02/19/2020
Telephone Operator
Telephone Operator
01/07/2020
01/07/2020
$25,441
$25,441
01/07/2020
Veterans Affairs, Veterans Health Administration
Veterans Affairs, Veterans Health Administration
Telephone Operator
Telephone Operator
Telephone Operator
11/08/2019
11/08/2019
$30,344
$30,344
11/08/2019
Telephone Operator
Telephone Operator
11/07/2019
11/07/2019
$48,043
$48,043
11/07/2019
Veterans Affairs, Veterans Health Administration
Veterans Affairs, Veterans Health Administration
Telephone Operator
Telephone Operator
Telephone Operator
10/24/2019
10/24/2019
$30,344
$30,344
10/24/2019
Telephone Operator
Telephone Operator
10/19/2019
10/19/2019
$27,030
$27,030
10/19/2019