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Computer Operator - Federal Salaries of 2006

Pay Rates for "Computer Operator"

How much does a Computer Operator in the federal government get paid? $48,008.43* *Based on the 2006 average.

Computer Operator was the 213th most popular job in the U.S. Government in 2006, with 594 employed. The most common payscale was the general schedule payscale.

In 2006, the Internal Revenue Service hired the most employees titled Computer Operation, with an average salary of $41,602.

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.

Job Description

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 183 $41,602.04
Social Security Administration 98 $48,125.10
Financial Management Service 47 $51,351.21
Veterans Benefits Administration 26 $60,159.35
National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration 26 $59,368.77
Department of State 23 $55,034.04
Offices, Boards and Divisions 23 $57,854.96
Agricultural Marketing Service 20 $37,708.65
National Institutes of Health 19 $53,289.00
Bureau of the Census 19 $58,406.47
Veterans Health Administration 16 $44,755.75
Indian Health Service 12 $40,410.17
Office of Personnel Management 11 $54,264.09
Patent and Trademark Office 11 $48,556.64
Federal Aviation Administration 10 $58,038.10
Rural Housing Service 10 $43,046.00
National Technical Information Service 5 $42,018.00
Deputy Assistant Secretary for Information and Technology 4 $42,723.00
Farm Service Agency 4 $47,639.75
Nuclear Regulatory Commission 3 $61,155.00
Government Printing Office 2 $32,565.00
Bureau of Prisons/Federal Prison System 2 $61,265.50
Smithsonian Institution (Exchange Sep Boards of Trust) 2 $47,669.00
Bureau of the Public Debt 2 $41,552.50
Office of Comptroller of Currency 2 $41,906.00
Bureau of Reclamation 2 $55,717.00
Office of the Secretary (Department of Commerce) 1 $52,335.00
National Institute of Standards and Technology 1 $55,958.00
Employment Standards Administration 1 $44,231.00
Federal Communications Commission 1 $52,794.00
Food and Drug Administration 1 $46,968.00
Deputy Assistant Secretary for Office of Resolution Management 1 $52,335.00
Centers for Disease Control and Prevention 1 $46,695.00
U.S. Coast Guard 1 $47,669.00
Bureau of Land Management 1 $41,080.00
Geological Survey 1 $57,449.00
National Park Service 1 $36,856.00
Forest Service 1 $36,856.00

Computer Operator Pay Distribution

The average pay for a Computer Operator is $48,008.43. The highest paid Computer Operator made $93,046 in 2006.

Common Computer Operator Payscales

Payscale Number of Computer Operation Employees
GS - General Schedule 533
ZT - Scientific And Engineering Technician 24
IR - Irs Broadband Class And Pay System Pos 11
MA - Milk Marketing 9
FG - Similar To The General Schedule 8
GG - Grades Similar To General Schedule 3
PG - Printing Office Grades 2
FV - Faa Core Compensation Plan 2
NB - Ofc Of Comptroller Of The Currency Only 2

Starting Paygrade: $19,543.00 / year base pay at paygrade GS-1, Step 1
Maximum Paygrade: $59,316.00 / year base pay at paygrade GS-9, Step 10
Category: Clerical and Administrative Support

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 TechnicianTechnical and Medical SupportGS-1GS-9
Medical Supply Aide and TechnicianTechnical and Medical SupportGS-1GS-9
Legal Instruments ExaminingClerical and Administrative SupportGS-1GS-9
Survey TechnicalTechnical and Medical SupportGS-1GS-9
Legal AssistanceClerical and Administrative SupportGS-1GS-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.

Data Sources

The information provided on these pages is sourced from the Office of Personnel Management (OPM) Enterprise Human Resources Integration (EHRI) dataset. Postal Service data is managed exclusively by the USPS . All information is displayed unmodified and as provided by the source agency.

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The series code of this occupation is 0332.

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