Annual Salary, Salary Range, and Highest Paying States and Industries
Telephone Operators provide information by accessing alphabetical, geographical, or other directories. Assist customers with special billing requests, such as charges to a third party and credits or refunds for incorrectly dialed numbers or bad connections. May handle emergency calls and assist children or people with physical disabilities to make telephone calls.
Table of contents
- Average salary
- Starting salary
- Salary rank
- Salary range
- Highest paying states
- Highest paying industries
Entry-level Telephone Operators with little to no experience can expect to make anywhere between $25,000 to $29,430 per year or $12 to $14 per hour. Similar to any other job, their salary will increase as they gain experience.
We wanted to make it easy for our readers to compare the salary of Telephone Operators to all the other careers out there. So we created Salary Rank. We compared the salary of all careers then we gave them a rank of A, B, C, or D depending on where their average salary sit in comparison to other careers.
|Highest (Top 10%)||$28||$58,410|
|Senior (Top 25%)||$23||$48,700|
|Middle (Mid 50%)||$18||$37,710|
|Junior (Bottom 25%)||$14||$29,430|
|No experience (Bottom 10%)||$12||$25,000|
Highest paying states
Another simple way to increase your salary as a Telephone Operator is to move to a higher paying state. However moving to a higher paying state like NY doesn’t guarantee that you will make more because the expenses at NY might be much higher than where you are currently living at right now.
According to BLS, the highest paid Telephone Operators are in the states of NY, DC, MA, CA and PA.
Highest paying industries
|Salary by industry||Annual||Hourly|
|Computer Systems Design and Related Services||$45170||$21.72|
|Colleges, Universities, and Professional Schools||$40650||$19.54|
|General Medical and Surgical Hospitals||$38380||$18.45|
|Credit Intermediation and Related Activities||$38040||$18.29|
|Other Professional, Scientific, and Technical Services||$36840||$17.71|
|Outpatient Care Centers||$36840||$17.71|
|Vocational Rehabilitation Services||$35990||$17.30|
|Other Ambulatory Health Care Services||$32330||$15.55|
|Offices of Physicians||$31390||$15.09|