Computer Operator Salary in the United States

How much does a Computer Operator make in the United States? The average Computer Operator salary in the United States is $32,422 as of October 30, 2019, but the salary range typically falls between $25,311 and $37,346. 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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$25,311 to $37,346
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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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Job Openings for Computer Operator
TEKsystems, Inc. - Tucson , Arizona
Performs some or all of the duties of the Computer Operations Analyst I & II. * Resolves systems operations problems requiring strong knowledge of server and desktop processing/operating systems
TEKsystems - 5 days ago
Institute for Contemporary Psychoanalysis - Los Angeles , CA
Effective Communication Skills Data Entry Can set Priorities Computer/Technical Skills Works well independently Team player
ZipRecruiter - 6 days ago
Suna Solutions - Santa Fe Springs , CA
Title - Computer Support Specialist Location - Santa Fe Springs, CA Job Summary: · Provides ... of operating systems, and appropriate software and hardware · Support Company's ERP (Prelude ...
ZipRecruiter - 2 days ago
World Wide TechServices - Everett , WA
... and operating systems • Must have daily access to an internet capable computer and printer Company Description Worldwide TechServices is a global leader in delivering technology services and ...
ZipRecruiter - 4 days ago
Abacus Staffing - Baltimore , MD
Skill in operating personal computers and related office equipment. * Skill in providing routine ... Experience with related computer or technical operations preferred. * Training in information ...
ZipRecruiter - 2 days ago
Automation Personnel Services - Rockville , VA
The operator needs to be capable of moving through various computer screens to access, edit and set different run parameters. Although equipment maintenance is not anticipated to be a major ...
ZipRecruiter - 2 days ago
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