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Puppeteer Salary
in Washington, United States

$33,529 (USD)

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Last updated: April 22, 2019

Salary Recap

The average pay for a Puppeteer is $33,529 a year and $16 an hour in Washington, United States. The average salary range for a Puppeteer is between $25,889 and $39,737. 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 Washington, 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.
Puppeteer Job Prevalence in Washington, 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 %



Puppeteer Job Listings for Washington, United States

Network administrator with Puppet experience
Apr 22
Seattle, United States
Broad Reach IT
Specifically looking for experience with Puppet. We are also looking for experience with Azure. Must have excellent configuration and admnistration experience with security knowledge. There will be ...
Site Reliability Engineer
Apr 17
Seattle, WA, USA
... Puppet What's In It for You - Vacation/PTO - Medical - Dental - Vision - Relocation - Bonus - 401k So, if you are a Site Reliability Engineer with experience, please apply today! - Applicants must be ...
Principal Software Engineer - JavaScript
Apr 3
Seattle, WA, USA
JavaScript, Node.js, Angular, PHP, Java, Scala, docker, Memcache, MySql, beanstalk, S3, Consul, Galera, rundeck, jenkins2, puppet, and hiera. - Each team has the freedom and flexibility to choose ...
DevOps Engineer
Apr 23
Seattle, United States
Expertise with one or more automation frameworks for provisioning and configuration management systems including Salt, Ansible, Chef Puppet. * Expertise with one or more monitoring, metrics, and ...
Healthcare Infrastructure Project Manager
Feb 14
Renton, United States
Infogroup Northwest
Some of our strategic partnerships include Google Cloud, Hashicorp, Puppet, Cisco, Docker and more. WHY IGNW? So many reasons, one being IGNW has earned the Best of Staffing Award for providing ...
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