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Puppeteer Salary
in Maryland, United States

$32,934 (USD)

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Salary Recap

The average pay for a Puppeteer is $32,934 a year and $16 an hour in Maryland, United States. The average salary range for a Puppeteer is between $25,430 and $39,033. 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 Maryland, United States.

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Job Summary

  • 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.

Salary Potential

Estimated salary in 2023:
5 Year Change:
16 %



Puppeteer Job Listings for Maryland, United States

Sr AWS DevOps Engineer
Nov 28
Bethesda, MD, USA
ALTA IT Services
Use system automation technologies such as bamboo, chef, puppet, ansible or others to create standardized IT environments for the automated deployment of applications to either on premise virtual ...
Senior DevOps Engineer - M
Oct 26
Greenbelt, us
Next Step Systems
... Puppet
DevOps Engineer
Oct 12
Bethesda, MD, USA
What You Will Be Doing - Implement containerized workflows into customer environments through use of Docker tools and supporting technologies such as Jenkins, Puppet, Consul, and other open source ...
Senior Linux Administrator
Dec 3
Bethesda, us
Quotient Inc.
Install and maintain Server OS and configuration using tools automated installation like Kickstart and Configuration Management tools like Puppet * Respond to service calls remotely using laptop over ...
Network Administrator
Dec 15
Woodlawn, MD, USA
Ignitec Inc
... Puppet · Must be US Citizen or Lawful Permanent Resident · Must be able to obtain a Public Trust clearance Preferred Qualifications: Candidates with these skills will be given preferential ...