Pay for Amusement Ride Operators in the United States sits in the ballpark of $8.67 per hour. Career length is the biggest factor affecting pay for this group, followed by the specific employer. Nearly one-sixth get medical and dental insurance, and close to one-eighth get vision plans, too. Men make up a slight majority of Amusement Ride Operators (58 percent) who responded to the survey. The majority of Amusement Ride Operators claim high levels of job satisfaction. The numbers in this rundown were provided by PayScale's salary survey participants.

$7.24 - $10.18
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$8
$10
MEDIAN: $8.00
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National Hourly Rate Data (?
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Hourly Rate
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Hourly Tips
$0.13  
National Annualized Data (?
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Total Pay (?
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$15,063 - $21,499  
   
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 28 Oct 2016 | Individuals Reporting: 43
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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 44%

Mid-Career
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Entry-Level
0%

National Average
$18,000

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 5 votes.

Gender

Female
42 %
Male
58 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
42%
1-4 years
53%
5-9 years
5%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 17%
dental benefits
Dental: 13%
medical benefits
Vision: 13%
dental benefits
None: 83%
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