Salary and Outlook
According to the US Department of Labor, there are 264,400 people employed as amusement and recreation attendants in
the United States.
The median annual salary is $24,800.
Entry level employees earn approximately $18,150 per year and senior employees earn approximately $33,420
Estimates do not include other potential benefits such as health insurance, overtime pay, or retirement benefits that may be offered by employers.
- Sell tickets and collect fees from customers.
- Provide information about facilities, entertainment options, and rules and regulations.
- Keep informed of shut-down and emergency evacuation procedures.
- Direct patrons to rides, seats, or attractions.
- Monitor activities to ensure adherence to rules and safety procedures, or arrange for the removal of unruly patrons.
- Record details of attendance, sales, receipts, reservations, or repair activities.
- Maintain inventories of equipment, storing and retrieving items and assembling and disassembling equipment as necessary.
- Tend amusement booths in parks, carnivals, or stadiums, performing duties, such as conducting games, photographing patrons, or awarding prizes.
- Provide assistance to patrons entering or exiting amusement rides, boats, or ski lifts, or mounting or dismounting animals.
- Clean sporting equipment, vehicles, rides, booths, facilities, or grounds.
- Inspect equipment to detect wear and damage and perform minor repairs, adjustments, or maintenance tasks, such as oiling parts.
- Verify, collect, or punch tickets before admitting patrons to venues, such as amusement parks and rides.
- Fasten safety devices for patrons, or provide them with directions for fastening devices.
- Announce or describe amusement park attractions to patrons to entice customers to games and other entertainment.
- Schedule the use of recreation facilities, such as golf courses, tennis courts, bowling alleys, or softball diamonds.
- Sell and serve refreshments to customers.
- Rent, sell, or issue sporting equipment and supplies, such as bowling shoes, golf balls, swimming suits, or beach chairs.
- Operate, drive, or explain the use of mechanical riding devices or other automatic equipment in amusement parks, carnivals, or recreation areas.
- Operate machines to clean, smooth, and prepare the ice surfaces of rinks for activities, such as skating, hockey, or curling.