Ride / Amusement Machine Operator Salary

Male Amusement Ride Operators number significantly more than their female counterparts, and average earnings in this role come out to $9.32 per hour in the United States. Career length and the company each impact pay for this group, with the former having the largest influence. Around an eighth receive medical and dental insurance and less than 10 percent get vision insurance. Job satisfaction is reported as high by the vast majority of workers. Figures cited in this summary are based on replies to PayScale's salary questionnaire.

$7.64 - $13.01
(Median)
$7
$9
$13
MEDIAN: $9.00
10%
50%
90%

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National Hourly Rate Data (?
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Hourly Rate
$7.64 - $13.01  
   
Overtime
$9.21 - $14.24  
National Annualized Data (?
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Bonus
$0.00 - $500  
   
Total Pay (?
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$16,161 - $27,223  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 31 Mar 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 60

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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 33%

Mid-Career
up arrow 17%

National Average
$20,000

Entry-Level
up arrow 5%

Job Satisfaction

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

Gender

Female
10 %
Male
90 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
13%
1-4 years
51%
5-9 years
20%
10-19 years
11%
20 years or more
5%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits Medical: 12% dental benefits Dental: 8%
vision benefits Vision: 6% employee benefits None: 88%