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Puppeteer Salary
in Sacramento, California

$34,312 (USD)

Average Salary

$16/hr

Average Hourly

$659

Average Bonus

Salary Recap

The average pay for a Puppeteer is $34,312 a year and $16 an hour in Sacramento, California, United States. The average salary range for a Puppeteer is between $26,494 and $40,666. 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 Sacramento, California.

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Job Summary

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 Sacramento, California, United States

Job family: Actors

Job family population: 43,470

Estimated population of Puppeteer jobs: 1,442

Rate of error: 6.1%

Salary Potential

Estimated salary in 2024:
$39,777
5 Year Change:
16 %

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Description: Sacramento ( SAK-rə-MEN-toh; Spanish: [sakɾaˈmento]; Spanish for "sacrament") is the capital city of the U.S. state of California and the seat of Sacramento County. Located at the confluence of the Sacramento River and the American River in Northern California's Sacramento Valley, Sacramento's estimated 2018 population of 501,334 makes it the sixth-largest city in California and the ninth largest capital in the United States. Sacramento is the seat of the California Legislature and the Governor of California, making it the state's political center and a hub for lobbying and think tanks. Sacramento is also the cultural...

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Salary Recap

The average pay for a Puppeteer is $34,312 a year and $16 an hour in Sacramento, California, United States. The average salary range for a Puppeteer is between $26,494 and $40,666. 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 Sacramento, California.

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