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Ride / Amusement Machine Operator Salary

Median pay for Amusement Ride Operators in the United States is around $9.18 per hour. Career length and the company each impact pay for this group, with the former having the largest influence. Job satisfaction for Amusement Ride Operators is high. Nearly one in seven have medical and dental plans, and less than one in ten have vision insurance. Amusement Ride Operators who took the survey are largely men, dominating at 88 percent. The figures in this rundown are based on the results of PayScale's salary questionnaire.

$7.57 - $12.86
(Median)
$7
$9
$13
MEDIAN: $9.00
10%
50%
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National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$5$10$15
Hourly Rate
$7.57 - $12.86  
   
Overtime
$8.38 - $13.85  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$10K$20K$30K
Bonus
$0.00 - $500  
   
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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$16,006 - $27,057  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 2 May 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 63

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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 35%

Mid-Career
up arrow 19%

National Average
$19,000

Entry-Level
up arrow 6%

Job Satisfaction

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

Gender

Female
12 %
Male
88 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
14%
1-4 years
52%
5-9 years
19%
10-19 years
11%
20 years or more
5%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits Medical: 14% dental benefits Dental: 10%
vision benefits Vision: 8% employee benefits None: 86%
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