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Operator Ride Salary
in Chicago, Illinois

$28,357 (USD)

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Last updated: May 26, 2019

Salary Recap

The average pay for an Operator Ride is $28,357 a year and $14 an hour in Chicago, Illinois, United States. The average salary range for an Operator Ride is between $24,959 and $33,205. This compensation analysis is based on salary survey data collected directly from employers and anonymous employees in Chicago, Illinois.

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Job Summary

  • Operates or informs patrons how to operate mechanical riding devices furnished by amusement parks, carnivals, or similar places of entertainment.
  • Announces to patrons to fasten belt, bar, or other safety device.
  • Moves controls to start and stop equipment, such as roller coaster, merry-go-round, and Ferris wheel.
  • Gives directions to patrons, usually over microphone, regarding safety and operation of such rides as midget autos and speedboats.
  • Turns on current to permit operation of ride by patron and turns off current after allotted time.
Operator Ride Job Prevalence in Chicago, Illinois, United States

Job family: Amusement and Recreation Attendants

Job family population: 310,970

Estimated population of Operator Ride jobs: 11,453

Rate of error: 5.0%

Salary Potential

Estimated salary in 2024:
5 Year Change:
16 %


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About Chicago, Illinois

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Description: Chicago ( (listen), locally also ), officially the City of Chicago, is the most populous city in Illinois, as well as the third most populous city in the United States. With an estimated population of 2,705,994 (2018), it is the most populous city in the Midwest. Chicago is the principal city of the Chicago metropolitan area, often referred to as Chicagoland, and the county seat of Cook County, the second most populous county in the United States. The metropolitan area, at nearly 10 million people, is the third-largest in the United States. Located on the shores of freshwater Lake Michigan, Chicago was incorporated...

Operator Ride Job Listings for Chicago, Illinois

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Mar 7
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Experienced Dispatch Supervisor - NEMT/Paratransit
May 8
Chicago, IL, USA
Big Star Transit
He/she must also organize and conduct ride activities to ensure safe, cost-effective, on-time operating performance, and communicates service issues to the Supervisor as appropriate. DUTIES: ★ ...
Transportation Operations Manager
Apr 24
Chicago, IL, USA
Big Star Transit
... operators. * Resolves operational problems, accidents issues, and/or passenger complaints, including accurately reporting these problems to Ride Right in a timely manner as appropriate. * Develops ...
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