Ride / Amusement Machine Operator Salary

Earnings for Amusement Ride Operators in the United States come in at around $9.00 per hour on average. Experience level and the company each impact pay for this group, with the former having the largest influence. Work is enjoyable for Amusement Ride Operators, who typically claim high levels of job satisfaction. Around a tenth report receiving medical and dental coverage from their employers and close to a tenth collect vision insurance. The majority of Amusement Ride Operators (65 percent) who took the survey are men. Participants in PayScale's salary questionnaire provided the particulars of this report.

$7.36 - $10.51
$7
$9
$11
MEDIAN: $8.97
10%
50%
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Hourly Data $0$15
Hourly Rate $7.36 - $10.51
Hourly Tips $0.17
Overtime $15.29
Annual Data $0$24K
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$15,304 - $24,201
  • Country: United States
  • Currency: USD
  • Updated: 20 Oct 2017
  • Individuals Reporting: 33

Job Description for Ride / Amusement Machine Operator

Despite their sometimes under-appreciated presence, ride/amusement machine operators are crucial to the success of an amusement park, from Disney World to traveling shows moving from town to town across the country.

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Ride / Amusement Machine Operator Tasks

  • Operate all rides in a safe and responsible manner.
  • Collect tickets or money from guests for rides.
  • Operate ride control panel.
  • Check all guests' restraints.
  • Conduct pre- and post-ride inspections for each ride assignment.

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Pay Difference by Location

National Average: $18,648

Larger city markers indicate a job is popular in that location.

Surpassing the national average by 27 percent, Amusement Ride Operators in Phoenix receive some of the highest pay in the country.

Key Stats for Ride / Amusement Machine Operator

Gender

Female
33 %
Male
67 %

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 6 votes.
Less than 1 year
45%
1-4 years
42%
5-9 years
9%
20 years or more
3%

Experience Affects Ride / Amusement Machine Operator Salaries

Experienced
▲39%

Mid-Career
▲23%

National Average
$19,000

Entry-Level
▼3%

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 6 votes.

Gender

Female
33 %
Male
67 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
45%
1-4 years
42%
5-9 years
9%
20 years or more
3%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 11%
dental benefits
Dental: 11%
vision benefits
Vision: 11%
no benefits
None: 89%