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Ride / Amusement Machine Operator Salary (United States)

For Amusement Ride Operators, hourly average wages total $9.30 per hour. Experience level is the biggest factor affecting pay for this group, followed by the specific employer. Most Amusement Ride Operators report high levels of job satisfaction. Nearly one in seven enjoy medical while less than one-tenth get dental coverage. Vision coverage is also available to fewer than one in ten. Among survey respondents, men are more common than women; 87 percent of Amusement Ride Operators are male. This report is based on answers to PayScale's salary questionnaire.
Ride / Amusement Machine Operator Salary (?
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$7.52 - $12.91
(Median)
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Hourly Rate
$7.52 - $12.91  
   
Overtime
$7.15 - $14.12  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$10K$20K$30K
Bonus
$0.00 - $509  
   
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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$15,900 - $27,111  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 11 Dec 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 62
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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 32%
Mid-Career
up arrow 17%
National Average
$20,000
Entry-Level
up arrow 6%

Job Satisfaction

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Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5 based on 14 votes.

Gender

Female
13%
female alumni
 
Male
87%
male alumni

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
14%
1-4 years
51%
5-9 years
19%
10-19 years
11%
20 years or more
5%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits Medical: 15% dental benefits Dental: 9%
vision benefits Vision: 6% employee benefits None: 85%