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 $17 as of April 26, 2022, but the salary range typically falls between $13 and $19. 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, 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
We are currently looking for a System Operator who will address and respond to customer inquiries ... Ability to operate a computer and related software systems such as MS Office, Outage Management ...
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Abel Personnel - Richmond , VA
COMPUTER OPERATOR Operational support of our Central Control System, monitor Company's enterprise infrastructure and escalate issues as required. 24x365x7 operation, 12-hour shifts, $20-$25 depending ...
ZipRecruiter - 16 days ago
Valiant Integrated Services - Beaverdam , VA
Develops, modifies, and maintains conventional computer programs. Integrates the hardware, software, programming, and database tasks. Uses standard industry accepted procedures and detailed ...
Lensa - 31 days ago
All Lines Technology - Arlington , VA
All Lines Technology has an immediate opening for a Computer Technician in Arlington, VA! This ... Follow Standard Operating Procedures (SOP). Position Requirements * Secret Clearance. * Bachelor ...
ZipRecruiter ATS Jobs for ZipSearch/ZipAlerts - 36 days ago
Awesome Motive, Inc. - Richmond , VA
... Computer with Internet Access. * Availability to participate in audio/video meetings between the ... Our home base is in Florida, USA, so company operating hours are 9am - 5pm ET. For this role ...
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Hoover & Strong - Richmond , VA
MACHINE OPERATOR - SOLDER Position Overview: The Machine Operator operates drawing and rolling ... Basic computer skills are necessary for tracking of jobs * Proficient use of precision measuring ...
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