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Control Operator Salary

$36,351 (USD)

Average Salary

$17/hr

Average Hourly

$494

Average Bonus

Last updated: December 15, 2019

The average pay for a Control Operator is $36,351 a year and $17 an hour in the United States. The average salary range for a Control Operator is between $27,661 and $43,526. This compensation analysis is based on salary survey data collected directly from employers and anonymous employees in the United States.

ERI’s compensation data are based on salary surveys conducted and researched by ERI. Cost of labor data in the Assessor Series are based on actual housing sales data from commercially available sources, plus rental rates, gasoline prices, consumables, medical care premium costs, property taxes, effective income tax rates, etc.

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Description:
  • Operates reduction pots, controlling temperature, chemical composition, and level of cryolite baths, to smelt aluminum oxide into aluminum.
  • Breaks off sample piece of crust formed on bath surface, and grinds it into powder, using roll crusher.
  • Routes sample to laboratory for analysis.
  • Dips out sample of solution and pours it into containers, using ladle.
  • Drops chemicals into sample and notes resultant color.
  • Adds specified amounts of chemicals and alloys to bath, according to color shade of sample, to maintain solution at specified level and composition.
  • Measures current flow and voltage between electrical connections on pots, using meters, and computes voltage drop between connections.
  • Measures temperature of bath, heat exchangers, and heat-control pipes, using pyrometer, and turns rheostat to regulate temperature.
  • Verifies specified distance between electrodes, using measuring rod.
  • Measures depth of bath, and computes amount of aluminum available for tapping.
  • Records tests made, amount of chemicals and alloys added to bath, and amount of aluminum tapped from pots.
Control Operator Job Prevalence in the United States

Job family: Furnace, Kiln, Oven, Drier, and Kettle Operators and Tenders

Job family population: 17,730

Estimated population of Control Operator jobs: 143

Rate of error: 3.4%

Estimated salary in 2024:
$42,141
5 Year Change:
16 %
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The average pay for a Control Operator is $36,351 a year and $17 an hour in the United States. The average salary range for a Control Operator is between $27,661 and $43,526. This compensation analysis is based on salary survey data collected directly from employers and anonymous employees in the United States.

ERI’s compensation data are based on salary surveys conducted and researched by ERI. Cost of labor data in the Assessor Series are based on actual housing sales data from commercially available sources, plus rental rates, gasoline prices, consumables, medical care premium costs, property taxes, effective income tax rates, etc.

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