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There is more than meets the eye when it comes to being a game operator. For example, did you know that they make an average of $13.11 an hour? That's $27,263 a year!

Between 2018 and 2028, the career is expected to grow 5% and produce 9,000 job opportunities across the U.S.

What Does a Game Operator Do

There are certain skills that many game operators have in order to accomplish their responsibilities. By taking a look through resumes, we were able to narrow down the most common skills for a person in this position. We discovered that a lot of resumes listed customer-service skills, leadership skills and math skills.

When it comes to the most important skills required to be a game operator, we found that a lot of resumes listed 25.1% of game operators included game operations, while 15.9% of resumes included customer service, and 15.1% of resumes included safety procedures. Hard skills like these are helpful to have when it comes to performing essential job responsibilities.

When it comes to searching for a job, many search for a key term or phrase. Instead, it might be more helpful to search by industry, as you might be missing jobs that you never thought about in industries that you didn't even think offered positions related to the game operator job title. But what industry to start with? Most game operators actually find jobs in the hospitality and education industries.

How To Become a Game Operator

If you're interested in becoming a game operator, one of the first things to consider is how much education you need. We've determined that 47.4% of game operators have a bachelor's degree. In terms of higher education levels, we found that 3.1% of game operators have master's degrees. Even though most game operators have a college degree, it's possible to become one with only a high school degree or GED.

Choosing the right major is always an important step when researching how to become a game operator. When we researched the most common majors for a game operator, we found that they most commonly earn bachelor's degree degrees or high school diploma degrees. Other degrees that we often see on game operator resumes include associate degree degrees or diploma degrees.

You may find that experience in other jobs will help you become a game operator. In fact, many game operator jobs require experience in a role such as cashier. Meanwhile, many game operators also have previous career experience in roles such as sales associate or volunteer.

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Average Salary
$27,263
Average Salary
Job Growth Rate
5%
Job Growth Rate
Job Openings
10,840
Job Openings

Game Operator Career Paths

Top Careers Before Game Operator

Cashier
20.6 %
Volunteer
10.9 %

Top Careers After Game Operator

Cashier
22.4 %

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Average Salary for a Game Operator

Game Operators in America make an average salary of $27,263 per year or $13 per hour. The top 10 percent makes over $42,000 per year, while the bottom 10 percent under $17,000 per year.
Average Salary
$27,263

Recently Added Salaries

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Surveillance Game Protection Operator-Mcalester Casino
Surveillance Game Protection Operator-Mcalester Casino
Choctaw Nation of Oklahoma
Choctaw Nation of Oklahoma
11/24/2020
11/24/2020
$35,66711/24/2020
$35,667
Surveillance Game Protection Operator-Pocola Resort (Night Shift)
Surveillance Game Protection Operator-Pocola Resort (Night Shift)
Choctaw Nation of Oklahoma
Choctaw Nation of Oklahoma
06/22/2020
06/22/2020
$35,66706/22/2020
$35,667
Game Operator Customer Service
Game Operator Customer Service
Adecco Staffing
Adecco Staffing
02/29/2020
02/29/2020
$18,78302/29/2020
$18,783
Game Operator
Game Operator
Rutgers University
Rutgers University
08/01/2019
08/01/2019
$22,95708/01/2019
$22,957
Game Operator
Game Operator
Rutgers University
Rutgers University
06/20/2019
06/20/2019
$22,95706/20/2019
$22,957

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Game Operator Demographics

Gender

male

53.4 %

female

42.5 %

unknown

4.1 %

Ethnicity

White

55.9 %

Asian

16.1 %

Hispanic or Latino

14.0 %

Foreign Languages Spoken

Spanish

58.9 %

French

8.9 %

Mandarin

5.4 %
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Game Operator Education

Majors

Business
19.2 %

Degrees

Bachelors

47.4 %

High School Diploma

25.8 %

Associate

12.9 %
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Top Skills For a Game Operator

The skills section on your resume can be almost as important as the experience section, so you want it to be an accurate portrayal of what you can do. Luckily, we've found all of the skills you'll need so even if you don't have these skills yet, you know what you need to work on. Out of all the resumes we looked through, 25.1% of game operators listed game operations on their resume, but soft skills such as customer-service skills and leadership skills are important as well.

  • Game Operations, 25.1%
  • Customer Service, 15.9%
  • Safety Procedures, 15.1%
  • Game Area, 6.4%
  • Ncaa, 4.4%
  • Other Skills, 33.1%
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Top Game Operator Employers

1. Six Flags
4.3
Avg. Salary: 
$28,175
Game Operators Hired: 
135+
2. Circus Circus Hotel & Resort
4.0
Avg. Salary: 
$22,599
Game Operators Hired: 
84+
3. Excalibur Hotel & Casino
3.8
Avg. Salary: 
$21,637
Game Operators Hired: 
36+
4. Santa Cruz Beach Boardwalk
3.9
Avg. Salary: 
$28,699
Game Operators Hired: 
28+
5. Luna
4.4
Avg. Salary: 
$36,102
Game Operators Hired: 
26+
6. Adventureland
3.4
Avg. Salary: 
$22,673
Game Operators Hired: 
17+

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Updated October 2, 2020