Ride / Amusement Machine Operator Salary (United States)

Ride Machine Operators in the United States typically take home $19,474 annually. The pay spectrum stretches from $15,559 to $27,279 per year. 15 percent receive medical and dental insurance and less than 10 percent get vision plans. Men account for the majority of Ride Machine Operators—86 percent to be exact. Job satisfaction is high and work is enjoyable for most Ride Machine Operators. Figures cited in this summary are based on replies to PayScale's salary questionnaire.
Ride / Amusement Machine Operator Salary (?
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$7.39 - $13.06
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Hourly Rate
$7.39 - $13.06  
   
Overtime
$7.20 - $14.07  
National Annualized Data (?
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Bonus
$0.00 - $509  
   
Total Pay (?
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$15,559 - $27,279  
PayScale
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 3 Sep 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 59
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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 20%
National Average
$19,000
Entry-Level
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Job Satisfaction

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Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5 based on 15 votes.

Gender

Female
14%
female alumni
 
Male
86%
male alumni

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
17%
1-4 years
48%
5-9 years
18%
10-19 years
12%
20 years or more
5%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits Medical: 15% dental benefits Dental: 11%
vision benefits Vision: 8% employee benefits None: 83%
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