Ride / Amusement Machine Operator Salary

The average Amusement Ride Operator in the United States can expect to rake in roughly $9.03 per hour. Career duration is the biggest factor affecting pay for this group, followed by the specific employer. Men make up the vast majority of Amusement Ride Operators (84 percent) who took the survey. Work is enjoyable for Amusement Ride Operators, who typically claim high levels of job satisfaction. Nearly one in seven enjoy medical while fewer than one in ten get dental coverage. Vision coverage is also available to less than 10 percent. The data for this synopsis comes from respondents who took the PayScale salary survey.

$7.49 - $12.32
(Median)
$7
$9
$12
MEDIAN: $9.00
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National Hourly Rate Data (?
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Hourly Rate
$7.49 - $12.32  
   
Hourly Tips
$0.00  
Overtime
$9.59 - $13.96  
National Annualized Data (?
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Bonus
$0.50  
   
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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$15,620 - $26,595  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 12 Jan 2016 | Individuals Reporting: 72
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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 38%

Mid-Career
up arrow 22%

National Average
$19,000

Entry-Level
up arrow 5%

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 16 votes.

Gender

Female
16 %
Male
84 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
19%
1-4 years
52%
5-9 years
16%
10-19 years
8%
20 years or more
4%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 15%
dental benefits
Dental: 9%
medical benefits
Vision: 9%
dental benefits
None: 85%
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