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
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

Employment Outlook for Computer Operators

This represents about 61,000 people in the United States.

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.

Typical Income for Computer Operators

Hourly Income

On average,computer operators make $21.10 per hour.

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

Annual Salaries

On average, computer operators make $43,880 per year.

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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