Salary for Amusement and Recreation Attendants

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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 helps find better paying jobs across all specialties and locations. Sign up in our career community today!

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.

A Amusement and Recreation Attendant will most likely earn wages that can range from $18,150 and $33,420 based on tenure and industry expertise. will normally get average salaries of twenty-five thousand six hundred and ten dollars every year.

have the highest salaries in District of Columbia, which has an average salary rate of approximately $33,640. People holding these jobs receive the highest salary in Transportation and Warehousing, which has normal pay levels of $29,110.

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The annual compensation for this career has gone up since 2004. Salaries have increased by an average of 53.10 percent nationwide in that time.


Amusement and Recreation Attendants tend to make the most in the following industries:

Transportation and Warehousing
Health Care and Social Assistance
Educational Services
Accommodation and Food Services
Public Administration
Other Services (except Public Administration)

In general, they earn less within the industries below:

Administrative, Support and Waste Management Services
Management of Companies and Enterprises
Arts, Entertainment, and Recreation
Professional, Scientific, and Technical Services