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Puppeteer Salary
in District of Columbia, United States

$35,475 (USD)

Average Salary

$17/hr

Average Hourly

$681

Average Bonus

Last updated: July 21, 2019

Salary Recap

The average pay for a Puppeteer is $35,475 a year and $17 an hour in District of Columbia, United States. The average salary range for a Puppeteer is between $29,119 and $42,044. 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 District of Columbia, United States.

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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 District of Columbia, 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:
$41,125
5 Year Change:
16 %

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About District of Columbia, United States

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Puppeteer Job Listings for District of Columbia, United States

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Jul 19
Washington, United States
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Stratice
Experience with config management tools (Ansible, Puppet) is desired * Experience in developing and administering IS security policies, incident handling procedures, disaster recovery procedures and ...
Windows Development and System Administrator
Jul 19
Washington, DC, USA
Aderas
Experience configuring and maintaining Configuration Management tools (Chef, Puppet or Ansible) and Continuous Integration Tools (Jenkins preferred) * Experience automating testing and other code ...
NOC TECHNICIAN (Support multiple government deployments)
Jun 18
Washington, DC, USA
Cybercoders
... like Puppet, CFEngine, Chef, SpaceWalk or Satellite -Experience with monitoring systems such as Nagios -Experience with cloud-based hosting platforms like AWS or Rackspace/OpenStack -DoD 8570 ...
Linux Engineer (TS/SCI with CIP)
Jun 18
Washington, DC, USA
Cybercoders
... Puppet and shell scripting What We Value -Experience with Linux system administration -Ability to troubleshoot server hardware failures and replace components -Applied knowledge in operating system ...

Salary Recap

The average pay for a Puppeteer is $35,475 a year and $17 an hour in District of Columbia, United States. The average salary range for a Puppeteer is between $29,119 and $42,044. 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 District of Columbia, United States.

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