Updated Dec 13, 2021

How much does an Operator make?

Updated Dec 13, 2021

Experience

$62,204 / yrTotal Pay
$39,233 / yrBase Pay
$22,972 / yrAdditional Pay

$62,204

 / yr
$28K$365K
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Possible Range

The estimated total pay for a Operator is $62,204 per year in the United States area, with an average salary of $39,233 per year. These numbers represent the median, which is the midpoint of the ranges from our proprietary Total Pay Estimate model and based on salaries collected from our users. The estimated additional pay is $22,972 per year. Additional pay could include cash bonus, commission, tips, and profit sharing. The "Most Likely Range" represents values that exist within the 25th and 75th percentile of all pay data available for this role.

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$62,204 /yr
Operator
$70,577 /yr
Senior Operator
$67,774 /yr
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What are some related job titles for Operator?

Some related job titles are Computer Operator Salaries with median pay of $75,761, Heavy Equipment Operator Salaries with median pay of $70,184, Process Technician Salaries with median pay of $82,516, Refinery Operator Salaries with median pay of $70,375.

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Cargill
4.0

Cargill

Operator - Hourly

$17

$31

$17 - $31 Range

Phillips 66
3.8

Phillips 66

Operator

$86,473

 /yr
Range: $33K - $124K

$33K

$124K

$32,878 - $124,216 Range

R.R. Donnelley
3.4

$59,453

 /yr
Range: $32K - $68K

$32K

$68K

$32,316 - $67,739 Range

Quad
3.3

Quad

Operator

$44,424

 /yr
Range: $36K - $53K

$36K

$53K

$35,539 - $53,243 Range

Kinder Morgan
3.9

Kinder Morgan

Operator - Hourly

$23

 /hr
Range: $19 - $38

$19

$38

$19 - $38 Range

Chevron
4.1

Chevron

Operator

$104,149

 /yr
Range: $51K - $146K

$51K

$146K

$50,799 - $145,923 Range

Marathon Petroleum
3.5

$101,518

 /yr
Range: $64K - $133K

$64K

$133K

$64,175 - $133,271 Range

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Express Employment Professionals
3.9

$10

$26

$10 - $26 Range

LyondellBasell
3.9

$87,407

 /yr
Range: $67K - $139K

$67K

$139K

$67,071 - $138,610 Range

Severn Trent Services
2.5

$34,127

 /yr
Range: $31K - $42K

$31K

$42K

$30,947 - $41,660 Range

Avantguard Monitoring
4.5

Avantguard Monitoring

Operator - Hourly

$16

 /hr
Range: $14 - $17

$14

$17

$14 - $17 Range

ExxonMobil
3.1

ExxonMobil

Operator - Hourly

$44

 /hr
Range: $23 - $86

$23

$86

$23 - $86 Range

Archer Daniels Midland (ADM)
3.9

$14

$52

$14 - $52 Range

Veolia
3.6

Veolia

Operator

$41,965

 /yr
Range: $39K - $101K

$39K

$101K

$38,994 - $100,675 Range

Target
3.7

Target

Operator - Hourly

$9

$16

$9 - $16 Range

PBF Energy
3.7

PBF Energy

Operator

$101,978

 /yr
Range: $79K - $119K

$79K

$119K

$79,121 - $118,944 Range

Dow
4.1

Dow

Operator - Hourly

$38

 /hr
Range: $21 - $48

$21

$48

$21 - $48 Range

Watco Companies
3.5

Watco Companies

Operator - Hourly

$29

 /hr
Range: $17 - $36

$17

$36

$17 - $36 Range

Shell
4.1

Shell

Operator

$88,517

 /yr
Range: $54K - $146K

$54K

$146K

$53,502 - $146,123 Range

Occidental Petroleum
3.7

$52,555

 /yr
Range: $41K - $88K

$41K

$88K

$40,640 - $87,987 Range

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Recent User Submitted Salaries for Satellite Operator in United States of America

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$60,000

/yrAvg Base Salary

8 days ago by a Satellite Operator with 4 to 6 years of experience

$16

/hrAvg Base Salary
Cash Bonus$1,500/hr

8 days ago by a Tram Operator with less than one year of experience

$19

/hrAvg Base Salary

8 days ago by a Operator with 1 to 3 years of experience

$36

/hrAvg Base Salary

8 days ago by a Chemical Operator with 4 to 6 years of experience

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$125,000

/yrAvg Base Salary

8 days ago by a TOC Operator with 10 to 14 years of experience

$16

/hrAvg Base Salary

8 days ago by a Operator with 1 to 3 years of experience

$46,000

/yrAvg Base Salary

8 days ago by a CNO Operator with 4 to 6 years of experience

$13

/hrAvg Base Salary

8 days ago by a Optometric Technician with less than one year of experience

$14

/hrAvg Base Salary

8 days ago by a 911 Operator with 1 to 3 years of experience

$19

/hrAvg Base Salary

8 days ago by a Folklift Operator with more than 15 years of experience

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Frequently asked questions about an Operator salaries

The national average salary for an Operator is $44,292 per year in United States. Filter by location to see an Operator salaries in your area. Salaries estimates are based on 3325 salaries submitted anonymously to Glassdoor by an Operator employees.

The highest salary for an Operator in United States is $73,791 per year.

The lowest salary for an Operator in United States is $26,586 per year.

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