Ride / Amusement Machine Operator Salary

Median pay for Amusement Ride Operators in the United States is around $8.74 per hour. Experience level is the biggest factor affecting pay for this group, followed by the specific employer. Most Amusement Ride Operators like their work and job satisfaction is high. Male Amusement Ride Operators are more prevalent than women among those who took the survey — 64 percent of professionals. Close to a seventh report receiving medical and dental coverage from their employers and roughly an eighth collect vision insurance. This overview is based on answers to PayScale's salary questionnaire.

$7.26 - $10.33
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MEDIAN: $8.74
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National Hourly Rate Data (?
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Hourly Rate
$7.26 - $10.33  
   
Hourly Tips
$0.13  
Overtime
$15.60  
National Annualized Data (?
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$15,092 - $21,819  
   
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 25 Mar 2017 | Individuals Reporting: 45
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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

  • 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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Pay Difference by Location

National Average: $18,188

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Surpassing the national average by 31 percent, Amusement Ride Operators in Phoenix receive some of the highest pay in the country.

Key Stats for Ride / Amusement Machine Operator

Gender

Female
36 %
Male
64 %

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 6 votes.
Less than 1 year
38%
1-4 years
56%
5-9 years
7%
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Experience Affects Ride / Amusement Machine Operator Salaries

Experienced
▲43%

Mid-Career
▲26%

Entry-Level
▼0%

National Average
$18,000

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 6 votes.

Gender

Female
36 %
Male
64 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
38%
1-4 years
56%
5-9 years
7%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 15%
dental benefits
Dental: 12%
vision benefits
Vision: 12%
dental benefits
None: 85%
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