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Ride Operator Salary

$26,857 (USD)

Average Salary

$13/hr

Average Hourly

$1,816

Average Bonus

Last updated: December 05, 2019

The average pay for a Ride Operator is $26,857 a year and $13 an hour in the United States. The average salary range for a Ride Operator is between $21,093 and $31,448. On average, a High School Degree is the highest level of education for a Ride Operator. This compensation analysis is based on salary survey data collected directly from employers and anonymous employees in the United States.

ERI’s compensation data are based on salary surveys conducted and researched by ERI. Cost of labor data in the Assessor Series are based on actual housing sales data from commercially available sources, plus rental rates, gasoline prices, consumables, medical care premium costs, property taxes, effective income tax rates, etc.

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Description:
  • Operates or informs patrons how to operate mechanical riding devices furnished by amusement parks, carnivals, or similar places of entertainment.
  • Announces to patrons to fasten belt, bar, or other safety device.
  • Moves controls to start and stop equipment, such as roller coaster, merry-go-round, and Ferris wheel.
  • Gives directions to patrons, usually over microphone, regarding safety and operation of such rides as midget autos and speedboats.
  • Turns on current to permit operation of ride by patron and turns off current after allotted time.
Ride Operator Job Prevalence in the United States

Job family: Amusement and Recreation Attendants

Job family population: 319,890

Estimated population of Ride Operator jobs: 11,782

Rate of error: 3.0%

Estimated salary in 2024:
$31,135
5 Year Change:
16 %
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Description: The United States of America (USA), commonly known as the United States (U.S. or US) or simply America, is a country comprising 50 states, a federal district, five major self-governing territories, and various possessions. At 3.8 million square miles (9.8 million km2), it is the world's third or fourth largest country by total area and is slightly smaller than the entire continent of Europe. Most of the country is located in central North America between Canada and Mexico. With an estimated population of over 327 million people, the U.S. is the third most populous country. The capital is Washington, D.C., and the...

Ride Operator Job Listings for United States

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Dec 5
Los Angeles, CA, USA
CDN Logistics - Owner Operator
Now Seeking CDL-A Owner Operators! Flexible Home Time - $3k to $6k Sign-On Bonus - 99.9% No-Touch ... air-ride and flatbed services. CDN's value-added services include freight management, truck ...
CDL Class A Driver
Nov 27
Milwaukee, WI, USA
LAMA TRUCKING INC
FOR OWNER OPERATORS -  from the gross pay -Provide fuel cards; cash advances. -Weekly Gross $ 5500 ... Don't pass up this great opportunity, because every mile worth to ride with LAMA TRUCKING, INC
Bus Drivers Needed! Home Daily! - Chula Vista
Nov 22
Del Mar, United States
Transdev Inc
Other duties as required to ensure a safe and courteous ride for our passengers Who you are: * Be ... Transdev, is the largest private sector operator of multiple modes of passenger transit in North ...
CDL Driver - Residential
Nov 10
Charleston, Illinois, USA
Advanced Disposal
Operate automated or semi-operated hoisting devices that raise refuse bins and dump contents into openings in truck bodies * Dismount truck to collect garbage and remount the truck to ride to next ...
Amusement Park Ride Repair Mechanic
Dec 5
Spokane, WA, USA
MaintenanceRecruiter.com
Amusement Park Ride Maintenance Mechanic - you must have previous mechanical repair experience ... Boiler Operator, Facilities Manager, Facilities Supervisor, Facilities Technician, Building ...

The average pay for a Ride Operator is $26,857 a year and $13 an hour in the United States. The average salary range for a Ride Operator is between $21,093 and $31,448. On average, a High School Degree is the highest level of education for a Ride Operator. This compensation analysis is based on salary survey data collected directly from employers and anonymous employees in the United States.

ERI’s compensation data are based on salary surveys conducted and researched by ERI. Cost of labor data in the Assessor Series are based on actual housing sales data from commercially available sources, plus rental rates, gasoline prices, consumables, medical care premium costs, property taxes, effective income tax rates, etc.

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