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There is more than meets the eye when it comes to being a wireless operator. For example, did you know that they make an average of $29.75 an hour? That's $61,887 a year!

What Does a Wireless Operator Do

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 wireless operator job title. But what industry to start with? Most wireless operators actually find jobs in the technology and telecommunication industries.

How To Become a Wireless Operator

If you're interested in becoming a wireless operator, one of the first things to consider is how much education you need. We've determined that 52.4% of wireless operators have a bachelor's degree. In terms of higher education levels, we found that 9.5% of wireless operators have master's degrees. Even though most wireless operators have a college degree, it's possible to become one with only a high school degree or GED.

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

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Average Salary
$61,887
Average Salary
Job Openings
13,486
Job Openings

Average Salary for a Wireless Operator

Wireless Operators in America make an average salary of $61,887 per year or $30 per hour. The top 10 percent makes over $145,000 per year, while the bottom 10 percent under $26,000 per year.
Average Salary
$61,887

Best Paying Cities

City
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Average Salarydesc
Boston, MA
Salary Range64k - 147k$98k$97,534
Philadelphia, PA
Salary Range65k - 139k$96k$95,694
Cleveland, OH
Salary Range58k - 131k$88k$87,666
Detroit, MI
Salary Range57k - 130k$86k$86,489
Seattle, WA
Salary Range57k - 122k$84k$84,207
Chicago, IL
Salary Range53k - 123k$81k$81,139
$43k
$147k

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Dish Network Corporation
12/04/2020
12/04/2020
$31,30512/04/2020
$31,305
Compass Leadership Program-Wireless Business Operations
Compass Leadership Program-Wireless Business Operations
Dish Network Corporation
Dish Network Corporation
12/04/2020
12/04/2020
$31,30512/04/2020
$31,305
Compass Leadership Program-Wireless Business Operations
Compass Leadership Program-Wireless Business Operations
Dish Network Corporation
Dish Network Corporation
12/04/2020
12/04/2020
$31,30512/04/2020
$31,305
Compass Leadership Program-Wireless Business Operations
Compass Leadership Program-Wireless Business Operations
Dish Network Corporation
Dish Network Corporation
11/22/2020
11/22/2020
$31,30511/22/2020
$31,305
Compass Leadership Program-Wireless Business Operations
Compass Leadership Program-Wireless Business Operations
Dish Network Corporation
Dish Network Corporation
11/22/2020
11/22/2020
$31,30511/22/2020
$31,305
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Wireless Operator Demographics

Gender

male

62.9 %

female

31.4 %

unknown

5.7 %

Ethnicity

White

68.9 %

Hispanic or Latino

15.4 %

Black or African American

9.5 %

Foreign Languages Spoken

Spanish

50.0 %

Burmese

25.0 %

Hindi

25.0 %
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Wireless Operator Education

Majors

History
6.9 %

Degrees

Bachelors

52.4 %

Associate

19.0 %

Certificate

14.3 %
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Best States For a Wireless Operator

Some places are better than others when it comes to starting a career as a wireless operator. The best states for people in this position are Rhode Island, Connecticut, New Jersey, and New York. Wireless operators make the most in Rhode Island with an average salary of $96,472. Whereas in Connecticut and New Jersey, they would average $95,718 and $95,470, respectively. While wireless operators would only make an average of $95,154 in New York, you would still make more there than in the rest of the country. We determined these as the best states based on job availability and pay. By finding the median salary, cost of living, and using the Bureau of Labor Statistics' Location Quotient, we narrowed down our list of states to these four.

1. Rhode Island

Total Wireless Operator Jobs:
140
Highest 10% Earn:
$183,000
Location Quotient:
8.83
Location Quotient is a measure used by the Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS) to determine how concentrated a certain industry is in a single state compared to the nation as a whole. You can read more about how BLS calculates location quotients here

2. Massachusetts

Total Wireless Operator Jobs:
1,255
Highest 10% Earn:
$182,000
Location Quotient:
10.48
Location Quotient is a measure used by the Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS) to determine how concentrated a certain industry is in a single state compared to the nation as a whole. You can read more about how BLS calculates location quotients here

3. New Jersey

Total Wireless Operator Jobs:
822
Highest 10% Earn:
$179,000
Location Quotient:
7.94
Location Quotient is a measure used by the Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS) to determine how concentrated a certain industry is in a single state compared to the nation as a whole. You can read more about how BLS calculates location quotients here
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Top Wireless Operator Employers

1. Dish Network
4.2
Avg. Salary: 
$38,295
Wireless Operators Hired: 
40+
2. Verizon Communications
4.7
Avg. Salary: 
$40,955
Wireless Operators Hired: 
6+
3. SAP
4.6
Avg. Salary: 
$96,763
Wireless Operators Hired: 
1+
4. T-Mobile
4.7
Avg. Salary: 
$39,574
Wireless Operators Hired: 
1+
5. Olsten Staffing Services
3.9
Avg. Salary: 
$63,983
Wireless Operators Hired: 
1+
6. EarthLink
4.7
Avg. Salary: 
$83,619
Wireless Operators Hired: 
1+
Updated October 2, 2020