Ride / Amusement Machine Operator Salary

The average Amusement Ride Operator in the United States earns approximately $9.02 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. Medical benefits are awarded to close to an eighth, and fewer than one in ten earn dental coverage. Male Amusement Ride Operators far outnumber their female contemporaries among those who completed the questionnaire. This snapshot results from replies to PayScale's salary survey.

$7.42 - $12.57

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Hourly Rate
$7.42 - $12.57  
   
Overtime
$7.47 - $13.89  
National Annualized Data (?
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Bonus
$0.00 - $495.79  
   
Total Pay (?
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$15,564 - $26,799  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 18 Jul 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 68
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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 37%

Mid-Career
up arrow 21%

National Average
$19,000

Entry-Level
up arrow 7%

Job Satisfaction

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

Gender

Female
11 %
Male
89 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
16%
1-4 years
52%
5-9 years
17%
10-19 years
10%
20 years or more
4%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits Medical: 13% dental benefits Dental: 8%
vision benefits Vision: 8% employee benefits None: 87%
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