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There is more than meets the eye when it comes to being a ride attendant. For example, did you know that they make an average of $10.62 an hour? That's $22,090 a year!

What Does a Ride Attendant Do

When it comes to the most important skills required to be a ride attendant, we found that a lot of resumes listed 14.5% of ride attendants included customer service, while 13.6% of resumes included safety procedures, and 11.1% of resumes included safety rules. 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 ride attendant job title. But what industry to start with? Most ride attendants actually find jobs in the hospitality and retail industries.

How To Become a Ride Attendant

If you're interested in becoming a ride attendant, one of the first things to consider is how much education you need. We've determined that 17.8% of ride attendants have a bachelor's degree. In terms of higher education levels, we found that 0.2% of ride attendants have master's degrees. Even though some ride attendants 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 ride attendant. When we researched the most common majors for a ride attendant, we found that they most commonly earn high school diploma degrees or bachelor's degree degrees. Other degrees that we often see on ride attendant resumes include associate degree degrees or diploma degrees.

You may find that experience in other jobs will help you become a ride attendant. In fact, many ride attendant jobs require experience in a role such as cashier. Meanwhile, many ride attendants also have previous career experience in roles such as sales associate or crew member.

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Average Salary
$22,090
Average Salary
Job Openings
16,424
Job Openings

Ride Attendant Career Paths

Top Careers Before Ride Attendant

Cashier
30.4 %

Top Careers After Ride Attendant

Cashier
24.7 %

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Average Salary for a Ride Attendant

Ride Attendants in America make an average salary of $22,090 per year or $11 per hour. The top 10 percent makes over $27,000 per year, while the bottom 10 percent under $17,000 per year.
Average Salary
$22,090

Best Paying Cities

City
ascdesc
Average Salarydesc
Centennial, CO
Salary Range20k - 26k$23k$23,202
Myrtle Beach, SC
Salary Range17k - 21k$19k$19,485
$17k
$26k

Recently Added Salaries

Job TitleCompanyascdescCompanyascdescStart DateascdescSalaryascdesc
Ride Attendant
Ride Attendant
Seaworld Parks & Entertainment
Seaworld Parks & Entertainment
01/27/2021
01/27/2021
$18,78301/27/2021
$18,783
Tour Ride Attendant-Hershey's Chocolate World
Tour Ride Attendant-Hershey's Chocolate World
The Hershey Company
The Hershey Company
01/05/2021
01/05/2021
$17,74001/05/2021
$17,740
Ride Attendant
Ride Attendant
South Suburban Park & Recreation
South Suburban Park & Recreation
11/10/2020
11/10/2020
$25,71211/10/2020
$25,712
Ride Attendant
Ride Attendant
South Suburban Parks and Recreation
South Suburban Parks and Recreation
11/10/2020
11/10/2020
$25,71211/10/2020
$25,712
Tour Ride Attendant-Hershey's Chocolate World
Tour Ride Attendant-Hershey's Chocolate World
The Hershey Company
The Hershey Company
09/12/2020
09/12/2020
$17,74009/12/2020
$17,740
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Ride Attendant Resumes

Designing and figuring out what to include on your resume can be tough, not to mention time-consuming. That's why we put together a guide that is designed to help you craft the perfect resume for becoming a Ride Attendant. If you're needing extra inspiration, take a look through our selection of templates that are specific to your job.

Learn How To Write a Ride Attendant Resume

At Zippia, we went through countless Ride Attendant resumes and compiled some information about how best to optimize them. Here are some suggestions based on what we found, divided by the individual sections of the resume itself.

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Ride Attendant Demographics

Gender

female

48.9 %

male

45.8 %

unknown

5.3 %

Ethnicity

White

61.4 %

Hispanic or Latino

18.2 %

Black or African American

12.0 %

Foreign Languages Spoken

Spanish

71.3 %

French

6.4 %

German

3.2 %
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Ride Attendant Education

Majors

Business
14.6 %

Degrees

High School Diploma

37.5 %

Certificate

26.0 %

Bachelors

17.8 %
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Best States For a Ride Attendant

Some places are better than others when it comes to starting a career as a ride attendant. The best states for people in this position are Massachusetts, Vermont, New Hampshire, and Washington. Ride attendants make the most in Massachusetts with an average salary of $29,211. Whereas in Vermont and New Hampshire, they would average $28,778 and $28,682, respectively. While ride attendants would only make an average of $28,342 in Washington, you would still make more there than in the rest of the country. We determined these as the best states based on job availability and pay. By finding the median salary, cost of living, and using the Bureau of Labor Statistics' Location Quotient, we narrowed down our list of states to these four.

1. Vermont

Total Ride Attendant Jobs:
44
Highest 10% Earn:
$35,000
Location Quotient:
1.17
Location Quotient is a measure used by the Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS) to determine how concentrated a certain industry is in a single state compared to the nation as a whole. You can read more about how BLS calculates location quotients here

2. Wyoming

Total Ride Attendant Jobs:
47
Highest 10% Earn:
$28,000
Location Quotient:
1.61
Location Quotient is a measure used by the Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS) to determine how concentrated a certain industry is in a single state compared to the nation as a whole. You can read more about how BLS calculates location quotients here

3. Utah

Total Ride Attendant Jobs:
185
Highest 10% Earn:
$30,000
Location Quotient:
1.19
Location Quotient is a measure used by the Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS) to determine how concentrated a certain industry is in a single state compared to the nation as a whole. You can read more about how BLS calculates location quotients here
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Top Ride Attendant Employers

1. Six Flags
4.3
Avg. Salary: 
$19,266
Ride Attendants Hired: 
661+
2. Busch's
4.1
Avg. Salary: 
$23,212
Ride Attendants Hired: 
95+
3. Circus Circus Hotel & Resort
4.0
Avg. Salary: 
$16,418
Ride Attendants Hired: 
55+
4. Universal
4.2
Avg. Salary: 
$23,514
Ride Attendants Hired: 
44+
5. The Track Family Fun Parks
4.2
Avg. Salary: 
$20,560
Ride Attendants Hired: 
36+
6. Kalahari Resorts
4.6
Avg. Salary: 
$18,326
Ride Attendants Hired: 
35+
Updated October 2, 2020