Salary for Amusement and Recreation Attendants

Also known as:  Amusement Park Worker, Animal Ride Attendant, Arcade Attendant, Carnival Worker, Ferris Wheel Operator, Golf Caddy, Ice Rink Attendant, Ride Operator, Rides Attendant, Ski Lift Attendant

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Amusement and recreation attendants are responsible for the successful day to day operations of amusement parks and recreational facilities by scheduling patron reservations, maintaining recreational equipment, operating concessions and rides and selling tickets at a front booth. They have superior customer service and communications skills that allow them to direct guests to various rides or activities and efficiently answer questions or respond to complaints. They diligently monitor activities and rides to ensure guest are adhering to safety regulations and quickly report equipment damage or concerns to supervisors. A high school diploma is required for employment in this field.

An Amusement or Recreation Attendant receives an average wage between 8000 to 12000 depending on the level of seniority. Amusement and Recreation Attendants will normally get salaries of Nineteen Thousand Three Hundred dollars annually.

Amusement and Recreation Attendants make the most money in the District of Columbia, where they can earn an average salary rate of just about $27010. Professionals that work in these jobs can get the highest pay in Health Care and Social Assistance, where they can earn wages of $23060.

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ANNUAL SALARY
HOURLY RATE
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SALARY TREND
The annual compensation for this career has gone up since 2004. Salaries have increased by an average of 16.06 percent nationwide in that time.
INDUSTRIES
Amusement and Recreation Attendants tend to make the most in the following industries
Transportation and Warehousing $23,060
Health Care and Social Assistance $22,310
Public Administration $21,530
Educational Services $21,360
Real Estate and Rental and Leasing $20,180
Accommodation and Food Services $20,170
In general, they earn less within the industries below
Wholesale Trade $17,750
Information $18,240
Retail Trade $18,300
Professional, Scientific, and Technical Services $18,580
Manufacturing $18,950
Arts, Entertainment, and Recreation $19,150
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