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Telephone Operator Salary
in Chicago, Illinois

$35,670 (USD)

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Last updated: June 24, 2019

Salary Recap

The average pay for a Telephone Operator is $35,670 a year and $17 an hour in Chicago, Illinois, United States. The average salary range for a Telephone Operator is between $27,434 and $42,385. On average, a High School Degree is the highest level of education for a Telephone Operator. This compensation analysis is based on salary survey data collected directly from employers and anonymous employees in Chicago, Illinois.

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Job Summary

  • Operates switchboard equipment to relay incoming, outgoing, and interoffice calls.
  • Interrupts busy lines if an emergency warrants interruption.
  • Assists individuals in making telephone calls.
  • Helps individuals having difficulties with automated phone systems.
Telephone Operator Job Prevalence in Chicago, Illinois, United States

Job family: Telephone Operators

Job family population: 6,310

Estimated population of Telephone Operator jobs: 1,333

Rate of error: 8.1%

Salary Potential

Estimated salary in 2024:
5 Year Change:
16 %



Skills data not available for this job

About Chicago, Illinois

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Description: Chicago ( (listen), locally also ), officially the City of Chicago, is the most populous city in Illinois, as well as the third most populous city in the United States. With an estimated population of 2,705,994 (2018), it is the most populous city in the Midwest. Chicago is the principal city of the Chicago metropolitan area, often referred to as Chicagoland, and the county seat of Cook County, the second most populous county in the United States. The metropolitan area, at nearly 10 million people, is the third-largest in the United States. Located on the shores of freshwater Lake Michigan, Chicago was incorporated...

Telephone Operator Job Listings for Chicago, Illinois

Ship Operator
Jun 20
Chicago, IL, USA
If you need assistance or an accommodation due to a disability, you may contact us or have one of your representatives contact us at BPUSApplicationAssis@bp.com or by telephone at 281.366.1999. Read ...
BDC Representative
Jun 18
Orland Park, IL, USA
The Business Development Representative answers incoming telephone calls in a friendly, interested ... Company Description The Kowalis Auto Group has been owned and operated by the Kowalis family since ...
Bilingual Customer Service Representative/Sales (Polish/English)
Jun 7
Chicago, IL, USA
... via telephone, Web, and mobile. In recognition of Oportun's goals of increasing economic ... E-Verify is an internet-based system operated by the Department of Homeland Security and the Social ...
Bi-Lingual Customer Service Lead
Jun 4
Mount Prospect, IL, USA
... via telephone, web, and email. • Communicate politely and professionally with internal and ... SUZOHAPP's technology enables automation for customers operating in a variety of end markets ...
Customer Service Representative
May 9
Roselle, IL, USA
FlexiCorps, Inc
Answer technical product inquiries via telephone, fax, and email in a professional, courteous, and ... Master the use of the company's operating and third-party software systems in order to be able to ...
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