Computer Operator - Federal Salaries of 2018
Pay Rates for "Computer Operator"How much does a Computer Operator in the federal government get paid? $56,463.29* *Based on the 2018 average.
Computer Operator was the 341st most popular job in the U.S. Government in 2018, with 184 employed. The most common payscale was the general schedule payscale.
In 2018, the Internal Revenue Service hired the most employees titled Computer Operation, with an average salary of $50,126.
Government Computer Operation jobs are classified under the General Schedule (GS) payscale. The minimum paygrade for a Computer Operation job is GS-1, and the highest paygrade that can be attained within this job series is GS-9. Remember that the starting and maximum yearly pay listed above reflect base pay only - your actual salary will be higher based on the Locality Pay Adjustment for the area in which you work.
This occupation includes positions the paramount duties of which involve operating or supervising the operation of the controls of the digital computer system. Also included are positions involving the operation of peripheral equipment when: (a) such equipment is used directly in support of computer operations; and (b) the operation of such equipment is directly related to acquiring the knowledges and skills needed in operating the control console of a computer system. Positions in this occupation require a knowledge of the functions of the various computer features and the skill to read, interpret, and correctly respond to information in the form in which it is transmitted through the computer system.
Clerical, secretary, and administrative positions fall under this category. No specialized technical background is needed for positions in this category except for stenographers which require a proficiency exam before being hired. Strong organizational and communication skills are the primary requirements for this job category. Military experience can often be applied as relevant experience when calculating starting grade. Employees in the job category receive promotions of 1 grade increase at a time.
Agencies that have hired a Computer Operator
|Agency||Employees Hired||Average Salary|
|Internal Revenue Service||64||$50,126.17|
|Social Security Administration||53||$59,824.57|
|Deputy Assistant Secretary for Information and Technology||17||$63,627.82|
|National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration||11||$77,077.18|
|Agricultural Marketing Service||9||$32,414.11|
|Rural Housing Service||6||$48,366.67|
|Office of Personnel Management||5||$63,556.60|
|Offices, Boards and Divisions||4||$73,769.50|
|Indian Health Service||3||$47,379.00|
|Farm Service Agency||3||$58,840.00|
|Bureau of the Census||2||$44,546.00|
|National Institutes of Health||2||$66,424.50|
|Bureau of the Fiscal Service||1||$63,055.00|
|Veterans Health Administration||1||$61,790.00|
|National Institute of Standards and Technology||1||$79,615.00|
|Bureau of Prisons/Federal Prison System||1||$71,467.00|
|Department of State||1||$69,634.00|
Computer Operator Pay Distribution
The average pay for a Computer Operator is $56,463.29. The highest paid Computer Operator made $100,981 in 2018.
Common Computer Operator Payscales
|Payscale||Number of Computer Operation Employees|
|GS - General Schedule||167|
|ZT - Scientific And Engineering Technician||11|
|IR - Irs Broadband Class And Pay System Pos||6|
|Starting Paygrade:||$19,048.00 / year base pay at paygrade GS-1, Step 1|
|Maximum Paygrade:||$57,809.00 / year base pay at paygrade GS-9, Step 10|
|Category:||Clerical and Administrative Support|
|Occupation Family:||0300 GENERAL ADMINISTRATIVE, CLERICAL, AND OFFICE SERVICES GROUP|
Other Jobs at the GS-1 Paygrade
GS-1 is the starting paygrade for Computer Operation jobs. Here are some other Federal Government jobs that can be held by employees at the GS-1 paygrade.
|Occupation||Occupation Category||Starting Paygrade||Maximum Paygrade|
|Mathematics Technician||Technical and Medical Support||GS-1||GS-9|
|Medical Supply Aide and Technician||Technical and Medical Support||GS-1||GS-9|
|Legal Instruments Examining||Clerical and Administrative Support||GS-1||GS-9|
|Survey Technical||Technical and Medical Support||GS-1||GS-9|
|Legal Assistance||Clerical and Administrative Support||GS-1||GS-9|
Average Computer Operation Pay Trend from 2004 to 2018
In 2004, the average pay for a Computer Operator was $43,781. Since then, the average pay has increased to $56,463 in 2018.
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