Average Amusement Ride Operators in the United States make around $8.78 per hour. Career length and the company each impact pay for this group, with the former having the largest influence. There are more male Amusement Ride Operators than female among those who completed the questionnaire, making up 64 percent. Job satisfaction for Amusement Ride Operators is high. Roughly a seventh have medical and dental plans, and about a tenth have vision insurance. The figures in this overview were provided by individuals who took PayScale's salary questionnaire.

$7.27 - $10.23
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MEDIAN: $8.78
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National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$6$12$18
Hourly Rate
$7.27 - $10.23  
   
Hourly Tips
$0.06  
Overtime
$15.60  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$12K$24K$36K
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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$15,120 - $21,527  
   
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 18 Jan 2017 | Individuals Reporting: 47

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Job Description for Ride / Amusement Machine Operator

Despite their sometimes under-appreciated presence, ride/amusement machine operators are crucial to the success of an amusement park, from Disney World to traveling shows moving from town to town across the country.

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Ride / Amusement Machine Operator Tasks

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

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Key Stats for Ride / Amusement Machine Operator

Gender

Female
36 %
Male
64 %

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 5 votes.
055
Less than 1 year
38%
1-4 years
55%
5-9 years
6%
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Experience Affects Ride / Amusement Machine Operator Salaries

Experienced
up arrow 42%

Mid-Career
up arrow 26%

Entry-Level
0%

National Average
$18,000

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 5 votes.

Gender

Female
36 %
Male
64 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
38%
1-4 years
55%
5-9 years
6%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 15%
dental benefits
Dental: 11%
vision benefits
Vision: 11%
dental benefits
None: 85%
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