What Are The Training Requirements for Computer Operators?

Computer operators need a high school diploma or equivalent and moderate-term on-the-job training.

Degrees for Computer operators
Typical education of Computer operators
Percent
Less than High School 3.5
High School 21.8
Some College 32.0
Associates Degree 12.0
Bachelors Degree 23.6
Masters Degree 6.1
Doctorate or Professional Degree 0.9

What Is the Employment Outlook for Computer Operators?

Over the next 10 years there will be aproximately 11,000 less computer operators but, because of expected growth and replacement needs in the United States, we will need 4,000 more.

This career includes 61,000 people in the United States.

How Much Do Computer Operators Make?

On average, computer operators make $21.10 per hour or $43,880 per year in the United States.

What Is the Typical Hourly Income for Computer Operators?

Hourly income for Computer operators in the United States compared with other, similar careers.
Bottom 10% Bottom 25% Median Top 75% Top 90%
Computer operators $11.71 $15.44 $20.32 $26.79 $30.50
Office and administrative support occupations $9.95 $12.39 $16.37 $21.90 $28.46
Other office and administrative support workers $9.46 $11.60 $15.19 $19.49 $24.71
National Average $9.27 $11.60 $17.81 $28.92 $45.45

What Is the Typical Annual Salary for Computer Operators?

Annual salary for Computer operators in the United States compared with other, similar careers.
Bottom 10% Bottom 25% Median Top 75% Top 90%
Computer operators $24,360 $32,120 $42,270 $55,730 $63,430
Office and administrative support occupations $20,700 $25,760 $34,050 $45,550 $59,190
Other office and administrative support workers $19,680 $24,130 $31,590 $40,550 $51,400
National Average $19,290 $24,140 $37,040 $60,150 $94,540

This data is from the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics, Occupational Employment Statistics

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