Ride / Amusement Machine Operator Salary

Earnings for Amusement Ride Operators in the United States come in at around $9.02 per hour on average. Career duration is the biggest factor affecting pay for this group, followed by the specific employer. About one in eight enjoy medical while less than one in ten get dental coverage. Vision coverage is also available to less than 10 percent. The majority of Amusement Ride Operators claim high levels of job satisfaction. The vast majority (89 percent) of Amusement Ride Operators who answered the questionnaire are male. The data in this summary comes from the PayScale salary survey.

$7.42 - $12.57
(Median)
$7
$9
$13
MEDIAN: $9.00
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Hourly Rate
$7.42 - $12.57  
   
Overtime
$7.47 - $13.89  
National Annualized Data (?
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Bonus
$0.00 - $495.79  
   
Total Pay (?
XTotal Pay combines base annual salary or hourly wage, bonuses, profit sharing, tips, commissions, overtime pay and other forms of cash earnings, as applicable for this job. It does not include equity (stock) compensation, cash value of retirement benefits, or the value of other non-cash benefits (e.g. healthcare).
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$15,564 - $26,799  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 2 Jul 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 68
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Job Description for Ride / Amusement Machine Operator

  • Check all guests' restraints.
  • Conduct pre- and post-ride inspections for each ride assignment.
  • Operate ride control panel.
  • Operate all rides in a safe and responsible manner.
  • Collect tickets or money from guests for rides.

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Experience Affects Ride / Amusement Machine Operator Salaries

Experienced
up arrow 37%

Mid-Career
up arrow 21%

National Average
$19,000

Entry-Level
up arrow 7%

Job Satisfaction

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

Gender

Female
11 %
Male
89 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
16%
1-4 years
52%
5-9 years
17%
10-19 years
10%
20 years or more
4%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits Medical: 13% dental benefits Dental: 8%
vision benefits Vision: 8% employee benefits None: 87%
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