A Ride / Amusement Machine Operator earns an average wage of $8.90 per hour. Most people move on to other jobs if they have more than 20 years' experience in this field. Experience has a moderate effect on income for this job.
Ride / Amusement Machine Operator Total Pay (?
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$7.35 - $12.37
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Hourly Rate
$7.35 - $12.37  
   
Overtime
$7.23 - $13.89  
National Annualized Data (?
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Bonus
$-0.49 - $504  
   
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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$15,470 - $26,646  
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Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 16 Apr 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 72
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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.

Experience Affects Ride / Amusement Machine Operator Salaries

Experienced
up arrow 33%
Mid-Career
up arrow 21%
National Average
$19,000
Entry-Level
up arrow 7%
Job Satisfaction
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Rated 5 out of 5 based on 16 votes.
Gender
Female
12%
female alumni
 
Male
88%
male alumni
Years of Experience
Less than 1 year
18%
1-4 years
50%
5-9 years
17%
10-19 years
11%
20 years or more
4%
Common Health Benefits
medical benefits Medical: 19% dental benefits Dental: 16%
vision benefits Vision: 13% employee benefits None: 79%
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