How much does a Drone Operator make in the United States? The average Drone Operator salary in the United States is $55,192 as of May 27, 2021, but the salary range typically falls between $45,865 and $68,951. Salary ranges can vary widely depending on many important factors, including education, certifications, additional skills, the number of years you have spent in your profession. With more online, real-time compensation data than any other website, helps you determine your exact pay target. 

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25% $45,865 10% $37,374 90% $81,477 75% $68,951 $55,192 50%(Median)
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Job Summary The senior-level Unmanned Systems Operator III focuses on supporting routine and rapid ... Bentley, Drone Deploy, ESRI GIS); - Possessing a thorough understanding of the capabilities ...
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