Ride / Amusement Machine Operator Salary

Amusement Ride Operators in the United States can expect to earn an average of $8.90 per hour. Career duration and the company each impact pay for this group, with the former having the largest influence. Most Amusement Ride Operators report high levels of job satisfaction. Men make up the majority of Amusement Ride Operators (65 percent) survey respondents. Nearly one-eighth receive medical and dental insurance and fewer than one in ten get vision insurance. The information for this snapshot was generated by responses to the PayScale salary survey.

$7.27 - $10.37
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MEDIAN: $8.90
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National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$6$12$18
Hourly Rate
$7.27 - $10.37  
   
Hourly Tips
$0.13  
Overtime
$15.29  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$12K$24K$36K
Total Pay (?
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$15,112 - $22,308  
   
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 4 May 2017 | Individuals Reporting: 42

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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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Pay Difference by Location

National Average: $18,519

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Phoenix offers some of the highest pay in the country for Amusement Ride Operators, 28 percent above the national average.

Key Stats for Ride / Amusement Machine Operator

Gender

Female
35 %
Male
65 %

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 7 votes.
Less than 1 year
38%
1-4 years
52%
5-9 years
7%
20 years or more
2%
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Experience Affects Ride / Amusement Machine Operator Salaries

Experienced
▲40%

Mid-Career
▲24%

National Average
$19,000

Entry-Level
▼2%

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 7 votes.

Gender

Female
35 %
Male
65 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
38%
1-4 years
52%
5-9 years
7%
20 years or more
2%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 13%
dental benefits
Dental: 8%
vision benefits
Vision: 8%
no benefits
None: 88%
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