How much does a Computer Operator make hourly in the United States? The average hourly wage for a Computer Operator in the United States is $16 as of October 28, 2020, but the salary range typically falls between $12 and $18. Hourly rate 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, Salary.com helps you determine your exact pay target. 

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What is a Computer Operator?

A Computer Operator is a role in IT which oversees the running of computer systems, ensuring that the machines, and computers are running properly. The job of a Computer Operator as defined by the United States Bureau of Labor Statistics is to "monitor and control ... and respond to ... enter commands ... set controls on computer and peripheral devices. This Excludes Data Entry."...

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NOVEC - Manassas , VA
Ability to operate a computer and related software systems such as MS Office, Outage Management ... Ability to learn the electrical operating system and switching and tagging procedures. Proper use ...
ZipRecruiter - 5 days ago
Interactive CAD Services, Inc. - Dulles , VA
Responsible for supporting Operations & Maintenance, documentation, report requirements, integration, troubleshooting and/or testing analysis of network architecture/operating systems and ...
ZipRecruiter - 38 days ago
... computer hardware, software, and network devices. May route calls to technical specialists ... Windows Operating Systems, Microsoft applications suite and web-based application environments
Appcast Agency - 76 days ago
You have a Bachelor's degree in Computer Science, IT, Systems Engineering or related field or ... Operating systems. * You have 3-5 years of experience working with Linux systems. * You have ...
Peraton - 81 days ago
Luttrell Staffing Group - Hillsville , VA
Are you looking for a new career opportunity working as a machine operator? Luttrell Staffing Group ... Transfer tickets in the computer system * Read and follow specifications * 2nd Shift, Monday-Friday
ZipRecruiter - 87 days ago
The ISR operators shall perform Monitored CCTV camera equipment to include visual displays for ... computer hardware, software and networks. 4. Minimum one (1) year valid NATO Secret Security ...
ZipRecruiter - 82 days ago
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