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Puppeteer Salary
in New York-Manhattan, New York

$36,551 (USD)

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The average pay for a Puppeteer is $36,551 a year and $18 an hour in New York-Manhattan, New York, United States. The average salary range for a Puppeteer is between $31,199 and $43,319. 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 New York-Manhattan, New York.

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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.
Puppeteer Job Prevalence in New York-Manhattan, New York, 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:
5 Year Change:
16 %



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Puppeteer Job Listings for New York-Manhattan, New York

Senior Linux Systems Admin-Ansible/Chef/Puppet
May 3
Norwalk, United States
Perennial Resources International
... Puppet Additional Skills Technologies Centrify, SSSD VMware, vSphere AWS Azure
Software Engineer - AWS / DevOps
Jun 6
New York, USA
Qualifications Required 2 years of software development experience in either Python, Node.js, or Java 1 year of configuring and using Jenkins, Puppet, Terraform, Git 1 year experience using AWS, UNIX ...
DevOps Engineer
May 25
New York, United States
Norgate Technology Inc
Sponosorship not available Position Responsibilities Puppet, Chef, or Ansible Automation (Orchestrate system provisioning, scaling and improve code testing). MYSQL database administration - query ...
Sr. Cloud DevOps Engineer
May 29
New York, United States
Galen Technology Solutions, Inc.
... Puppet, and Helm Develop and support DevOps tools through automation using modern scripting languages such as Python Collaborate with Infrastructure Architects, Project Managers, and Software ...
"Cloud engineer OR solution Architect"
Jun 5
Branchville, United States
Experience with source control, configuration management and deployment systems, such as Git Lab, Jenkins, Puppet, Ansible Solution architecture certification of Azure, AWS preferred, and a plus.
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