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Average Salary for Computer Operator in United States

The average salary of a(n) Computer Operator in United States is $44,196.

The average hourly rate of a(n) Computer Operator in United States is $21.25.

The average bonus of a(n) Computer Operator in United States is $734.00.

Job Description:

Observes the operation of computer hardware systems, which include, but are not limited to, mainframes, minicomputers, and networks of personal computers, ensuring usage as efficiently as possible. Foresees problems and takes preventative action that may occur during operations. Operates computer hardware systems to process business, scientific, engineering, or other data, according to operating instructions. Controls the console and sets controls required to run particular jobs. Loads peripheral equipment with selected materials, such as tapes and printer paper for operating runs, or oversees loading of peripheral equipment by peripheral equipment operators. Enters commands to clear computer system and start operation. Observes peripheral equipment and error messages displayed on monitor of terminal to detect faulty output or machine stoppage. Enters commands to correct error or stoppage and resume operations. Notifies supervisor of errors or equipment stoppage. Clears equipment at end of operating run and reviews schedule to determine next assignment. Records problems that occurred, such as down time, and actions taken. May answer telephone calls to assist computer users encountering problem. May assist workers in classifying, cataloging, and maintaining tapes. Less

Observes the operation of computer hardware systems, which include, but are not limited to, mainframes, minicomputers, and networks of personal computers, ensuring usage as efficiently as possible. Foresees problems and takes preventative action that may occur during operations. Operates computer... More

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