Salary for Radio Operators

Also known as:  Airline Radio Operator, Continuous Wave Operator, Radio Officer, Radio Operator, Radiophone Operator, Radiotelephone Operator

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Individuals working as radio operators inspect, maintain and operate radiotelephone equipment in order to communicate with air and water craft, and remotely located industrial operations. They may send and receive coded messages, and often monitor emergency frequencies in order to detect and respond to emergency distress calls. These professionals may also maintain station logs of sent and recieved messages. A high school diploma or the equivalent is required of professionals in this occupation.

A Radio Operator can receive average salaries of around 32000 and 48000 depending on the level of seniority. Radio Operators can earn a wage of Forty One Thousand One Hundred dollars each year.

Radio Operators can obtain the highest compensation in California, where they receive average job salaries of close to about $56070. People with this job title have the most lucrative average salary level in Information, where they can get pay of $46610.

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SALARY TREND
The annual compensation for this career has gone up since 2004. Salaries have increased by an average of 15.72 percent nationwide in that time.
INDUSTRIES
Radio Operators tend to make the most in the following industries
Public Administration $46,610
Information $40,580
Transportation and Warehousing $25,310
In general, they earn less within the industries below
Transportation and Warehousing $25,310
Information $40,580
Public Administration $46,610
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