How much does a Senior Operator make?

Updated Jul 30, 2021

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$48,818 /yr
Average Base Pay

206 salaries

$29K

Low

$49K

Average

$82K

High

No additional cash compensation has been reported for this role

The national average salary for Senior Operator is $48,818 per year in United States. Filter by location to see Senior Operator salaries in your area. Salaries estimates are based on 206 salaries submitted anonymously to Glassdoor by Senior Operator employees.

Seniority Levels

L3
Senior Operator$48,818 /yr
L4
Operator IV$58,569 /yr
L5
Operator V$47,093 /yr
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Watlow Electric Manufacturing
3.6

Watlow Electric Manufacturing

Senior Operator - Hourly

$18

 /hr
Range: $12 - $29
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$12

$29

$12 - $29 Range

GEODIS
3.6

GEODIS

Senior Operator - Hourly

$18

 /hr
Range: $17 - $27

$17

$27

$17 - $27 Range

Eli Lilly and Company
4.1

Eli Lilly and Company

Senior Operator

$63,114

 /yr
Range: $48K - $76K

$48K

$76K

$47,776 - $75,860 Range

SEH America
2.6

SEH America

Senior Operator - Hourly

$20

 /hr
Range: $19 - $22

$19

$22

$19 - $22 Range

Thermo Fisher Scientific
3.8

Thermo Fisher Scientific

Senior Operator

$51,106

 /yr
Range: $45K - $63K

$45K

$63K

$45,066 - $63,411 Range

Avery Dennison
3.9

Avery Dennison

Senior Operator

$60,576

 /yr
Range: $54K - $63K

$54K

$63K

$54,310 - $62,665 Range

Gerdau
4

Gerdau

Senior Operator - Hourly

$31

 /hr
Range: $17 - $33

$17

$33

$17 - $33 Range

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BEPC
3.8

BEPC

Senior Operator - Hourly

$24

 /hr
Range: $16 - $24

$16

$24

$16 - $24 Range

Archer Daniels Midland (ADM)
4

Archer Daniels Midland (ADM)

Senior Operator - Hourly

$8

 /hr
Range: $8 - $8

$8

$8

$8 - $8 Range

Urenco
3.3

Urenco

Senior Operator

$119,370

 /yr
Range: $115K - $124K

$115K

$124K

$115,049 - $123,637 Range

Colonial Pipeline
3.2

Colonial Pipeline

Senior Operator

$77,136

 /yr
Range: $50K - $97K

$50K

$97K

$50,086 - $97,373 Range

Mars
4.2

Mars

Senior Operator - Hourly

$22

 /hr
Range: $19 - $32

$19

$32

$19 - $32 Range

Perspecta
3.5

Perspecta

Senior Operator

$51,768

 /yr
Range: $52K - $70K

$52K

$70K

$51,768 - $69,976 Range

Clean Harbors
3.4

Clean Harbors

Senior Operator

$38,644

 /yr
Range: $39K - $60K

$39K

$60K

$38,644 - $59,532 Range

Select Energy Services
3.4

Select Energy Services

Senior Operator - Hourly
About 

$22 -$56

 hourly

$22

$56

$22 - $56 Range

LeSaint Logistics
3.2

LeSaint Logistics

Senior Operator - Hourly
About 

$14 -$15

 hourly

$14

$15

$14 - $15 Range

WestRock
3.4

WestRock

Senior Operator - Hourly
About 

$23 -$26

 hourly

$23

$26

$23 - $26 Range

Abbott
3.9

Abbott

Senior Operator - Hourly
About 

$20 -$23

 hourly

$20

$23

$20 - $23 Range

CPI Card Group
4

CPI Card Group

Senior Operator
About 

$47K -$51K

$47K

$51K

$47,074 - $50,583 Range

Certified Employment Group
4.3

Certified Employment Group

Senior Operator - Hourly
About 

$16 -$17

 hourly

$16

$17

$16 - $17 Range

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Frequently asked questions about a Senior Operator salaries

The national average salary for a Senior Operator is $48,818 per year in United States. Filter by location to see a Senior Operator salaries in your area. Salaries estimates are based on 206 salaries submitted anonymously to Glassdoor by a Senior Operator employees.

The highest salary for a Senior Operator in United States is $82,099 per year.

The lowest salary for a Senior Operator in United States is $29,029 per year.

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Recent Salary Reports

Below are the most recent senior operator salary reports. Employer name has been removed to protect anonymity.

$64,000
per year
A Senior Systems Operator in the Dallas-Fort Worth, TX Area area reported making $64,000 per year
Additional Pay
$35k profit sharing
Job Highlights
3-4 years experience
Dallas-Fort Worth, TX Area area
Full-time
 
501 to 1000 employees
Company - Private
$58,000
per year
A Senior Operators in the Portland, OR Area area reported making $58,000 per year
Job Highlights
8-10 years experience
Portland, OR Area area
Full-time
 
51 to 200 employees
Subsidiary or Business Segment
$26
hourly
A Senior Operator in the Boston, MA Area area reported making $26 per hour
Job Highlights
3-4 years experience
Boston, MA Area area
Full-time
 
51 to 200 employees
Company - Private
$125,000
per year
A Senior Reactor Operator in the Philadelphia, PA Area area reported making $125,000 per year
Additional Pay
$15k cash bonus
Job Highlights
10+ years experience
Philadelphia, PA Area area
Full-time
 
10000+ employees
Subsidiary or Business Segment
$39
hourly
A Senior Chemical Operator in the Chattanooga, TN Area area reported making $39 per hour
Additional Pay
$3k cash bonus
Job Highlights
10+ years experience
Chattanooga, TN Area area
Full-time
 
1001 to 5000 employees
Company - Public
$145,000
per year
A Senior Reactor Operator in the Syracuse, NY Area area reported making $145,000 per year
Additional Pay
$19k cash bonus
Job Highlights
10+ years experience
Syracuse, NY Area area
Full-time
 
10000+ employees
Company - Public
$116,000
per year
A Senior Transmission Systems Operator in the Charlotte, NC Area area reported making $116,000 per year
Additional Pay
$17k cash bonus
Job Highlights
10+ years experience
Charlotte, NC Area area
Full-time
 
10000+ employees
Company - Public
$110,000
per year
A Senior Systems Operator in the Allentown, PA Area area reported making $110,000 per year
Additional Pay
$15k cash bonus
Job Highlights
10+ years experience
Allentown, PA Area area
Full-time
 
5001 to 10000 employees
Company - Public
$24
hourly
A Senior Chemical Operator in the Rockford, IL Area area reported making $24 per hour
Additional Pay
$2k cash bonus
Job Highlights
8-10 years experience
Rockford, IL Area area
Full-time
 
201 to 500 employees
Company - Private
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