Bowling Alley Mechanic / Pinsetter Salary

The average pay for a Bowling Alley Mechanic / Pinsetter is $11.04 per hour.

$20,306 - $44,971
$20K
$35K
$45K
MEDIAN: $35,184
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$8.08 - $15.56
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MEDIAN: $11.04
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National Salary Data (?
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$0$15K$30K$45K
Salary
$20,306 - $44,971  
   
Total Pay (?
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$17,244 - $39,646  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 25 Mar 2017 | Individuals Reporting: 21
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$9$18$27
Hourly Rate
$8.08 - $15.56  
   
Hourly Tips
$1.77  
Overtime
$8.30 - $26.18  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$18K$36K$54K
Total Pay (?
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$17,244 - $39,646  
   
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 25 Mar 2017 | Individuals Reporting: 81

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Job Description for Bowling Alley Mechanic / Pinsetter

Although only a handful of historic bowling alleys still use manual setters, the bowling alley mechanic/pinsetter is vital to a bowling center's smooth operations. A bowling center can only generate revenue on lanes that are operational, and these employers use a dedicated mechanic or pinsetter to ensure lanes are functional and working properly at all times.

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Bowling Alley Mechanic / Pinsetter Tasks

  • Clear out pinsetter jams.
  • Ensure the pinsetter machinery is clean and working properly.

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Pay by Experience Level for Bowling Alley Mechanic / Pinsetter

Pay by Experience for a Bowling Alley Mechanic / Pinsetter has a positive trend. An entry-level Bowling Alley Mechanic / Pinsetter with less than 5 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $22,000 based on 56 salaries provided by anonymous users. Average total compensation includes tips, bonus, and overtime pay. A Bowling Alley Mechanic / Pinsetter with mid-career experience which includes employees with 5 to 10 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $24,000 based on 25 salaries. An experienced Bowling Alley Mechanic / Pinsetter which includes employees with 10 to 20 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $32,000 based on 20 salaries. A Bowling Alley Mechanic / Pinsetter with late-career experience which includes employees with greater than 20 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $35,000 based on 15 salaries.

Bowling Alley Mechanic / Pinsetter Advice

Q: What is it like working as a Bowling Alley Mechanic / Pinsetter?

Bowling Alley Mechanic / Pinsetter in Pasadena:
"I wish I had known that the general manager had no morals."
Get a certified degree in your trade, and stick to only franchise centers. Don't ever let the boss rule your off-work life as well. Don't agree to being placed on salary just for the extra income, keep in mind about the extra hours you'll have to work for free.

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Key Stats for Bowling Alley Mechanic / Pinsetter

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 15 votes.
Less than 1 year
3%
1-4 years
44%
5-9 years
22%
10-19 years
17%
20 years or more
15%
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Experience Affects Bowling Alley Mechanic / Pinsetter Salaries

Late-Career
▲44%

Experienced
▲31%

National Average
$24,000

Mid-Career
▼1%

Entry-Level
▼11%

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 15 votes.

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
3%
1-4 years
44%
5-9 years
22%
10-19 years
17%
20 years or more
15%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 19%
dental benefits
Dental: 9%
vision benefits
Vision: 6%
no benefits
None: 81%