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Puppeteer Salary

$31,757 (USD)

Average Salary

$15/hr

Average Hourly

$610

Average Bonus

Last updated: December 12, 2019

The average pay for a Puppeteer is $31,757 a year and $15 an hour in the United States. The average salary range for a Puppeteer is between $24,521 and $37,638. On average, a High School Degree is the highest level of education for a Puppeteer. This compensation analysis is based on salary survey data collected directly from employers and anonymous employees in the United States.

ERI’s compensation data are based on salary surveys conducted and researched by ERI. Cost of labor data in the Assessor Series are based on actual housing sales data from commercially available sources, plus rental rates, gasoline prices, consumables, medical care premium costs, property taxes, effective income tax rates, etc.

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Description:
  • Originates puppet shows, designs and constructs puppets and moves controls of puppets to animate them for entertainment of audience: studies media for ideas that relate to fads, stories, plays, and seasonal themes and confers with other staff to develop ideas for new show.
  • Writes or adapts script for use in puppet theater.
  • Sketches designs for puppets based on script.
  • Constructs hand, string, rod, and shadow puppets from materials, such as wood, papier mache, styrofoam, wires, metal, and rubber, using handtools and machine tools.
  • Sews clothing for puppets by hand or machine.
  • Animates puppets, using string, wire, rod, fingers or hand from position above, below, or at level with stage.
  • Talks or sings during performance to give illusion of voice to puppets.
  • May operate audio equipment, such as tape deck, during performance and simultaneously move puppet's mouth in synchronization with music to create illusion of singing.
Puppeteer Job Prevalence in the United States

Job family: Actors

Job family population: 47,430

Estimated population of Puppeteer jobs: 1,574

Rate of error: 7.1%

Estimated salary in 2024:
$36,815
5 Year Change:
16 %
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Puppeteer Job Listings for United States

Puppet Expert
Dec 9
Daly City, CA, USA
The Armada Group
Exciting opportunity for a Puppet expert to join one of the world's largest & most successful technology / consumer electronics companies. Job will be 50% writing new Puppet manifests/modules, and 50 ...
Sr. Systems Engineer(Puppet)
Oct 17
San Jose, United States
Mindsource Inc
Role: Sr. Systems Engineer(Puppet) Location: San Jose, CA / Scottsdale, AZ Duration: 7+ months Contract Start date: Immediate Required: * Ability to stay organized while multitasking in a fast-paced ...
PUPPET AND AWS ENGINEER REMOTE
Oct 14
Dearborn, USA
Concourse Group
Prefer Midwest location) Career Opportunity for IT Professional with 3-5 years experience in Puppet, AWS, Linux, and github. Six month contract - to - HIRE. In-house full time role. Convert to direct ...
Development Operations Engineer
Nov 21
Emeryville, United States
National Mortgage Insurance Corporation
The Engineer will also provide development support for Puppet configuration management, and automation of Java and Tomcat-based application servers and other core infrastructure. ESSENTIAL Job Duties ...
Lead DevOps Consultant
Nov 27
us
Lawrence Harvey
Lead DevOps Engineer - AWS, CI/CD, Kubernetes, Ansible, Linux, Chef, Puppet, GoLang, Terraform - Greater New York City Area - 6 Month Contract Lead DevOps Engineer - AWS, CI/CD, Kubernetes, Ansible ...

The average pay for a Puppeteer is $31,757 a year and $15 an hour in the United States. The average salary range for a Puppeteer is between $24,521 and $37,638. On average, a High School Degree is the highest level of education for a Puppeteer. This compensation analysis is based on salary survey data collected directly from employers and anonymous employees in the United States.

ERI’s compensation data are based on salary surveys conducted and researched by ERI. Cost of labor data in the Assessor Series are based on actual housing sales data from commercially available sources, plus rental rates, gasoline prices, consumables, medical care premium costs, property taxes, effective income tax rates, etc.

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