Average Ride Attendant Salary
$22,000 yearly
$7.86 hourly
Updated July 28, 2021
$17,000
10 %
$22,000
Median
$27,000
90 %
Ride attendants in the United States make an average salary of $22,090 per year or $10.62 per hour. People on the lower end of that spectrum, the bottom 10% to be exact, make roughly $17,000 a year, while the top 10% makes $27,000. As most things go, location can be critical. Massachusetts, Vermont, New Hampshire, Washington, and Connecticut provide the highest ride attendant salaries.

Average Ride Attendant Salary By State

The darker areas on the map show where ride attendants earn the highest salaries across all 50 states.

Average Salary

Ride Attendant average salary by State

StateascdescAvg. salaryascdescHourly rateascdesc
Alabama
Alabama
$17,896
$17,896
$8.60
$8.60
Alaska
Alaska
$23,818
$23,818
$11.45
$11.45
Arizona
Arizona
$20,941
$20,941
$10.07
$10.07
Arkansas
Arkansas
$20,251
$20,251
$9.74
$9.74
California
California
$27,744
$27,744
$13.34
$13.34
Colorado
Colorado
$23,228
$23,228
$11.17
$11.17
Connecticut
Connecticut
$28,041
$28,041
$13.48
$13.48
Delaware
Delaware
$20,833
$20,833
$10.02
$10.02
District of Columbia
District of Columbia
$20,290
$20,290
$9.75
$9.75
Florida
Florida
$21,161
$21,161
$10.17
$10.17
Georgia
Georgia
$18,990
$18,990
$9.13
$9.13
Hawaii
Hawaii
$21,599
$21,599
$10.38
$10.38
Idaho
Idaho
$22,747
$22,747
$10.94
$10.94
Illinois
Illinois
$21,271
$21,271
$10.23
$10.23
Indiana
Indiana
$21,332
$21,332
$10.26
$10.26
Iowa
Iowa
$22,033
$22,033
$10.59
$10.59
Kansas
Kansas
$21,421
$21,421
$10.30
$10.30
Kentucky
Kentucky
$21,602
$21,602
$10.39
$10.39
Louisiana
Louisiana
$19,866
$19,866
$9.55
$9.55
Maine
Maine
$26,700
$26,700
$12.84
$12.84
Maryland
Maryland
$21,244
$21,244
$10.21
$10.21
Massachusetts
Massachusetts
$29,211
$29,211
$14.04
$14.04
Michigan
Michigan
$21,192
$21,192
$10.19
$10.19
Minnesota
Minnesota
$21,262
$21,262
$10.22
$10.22
Mississippi
Mississippi
$16,795
$16,795
$8.07
$8.07
Missouri
Missouri
$20,772
$20,772
$9.99
$9.99
Montana
Montana
$18,876
$18,876
$9.07
$9.07
Nebraska
Nebraska
$17,947
$17,947
$8.63
$8.63
Nevada
Nevada
$22,374
$22,374
$10.76
$10.76
New Hampshire
New Hampshire
$28,682
$28,682
$13.79
$13.79
New Jersey
New Jersey
$21,016
$21,016
$10.10
$10.10
New Mexico
New Mexico
$20,190
$20,190
$9.71
$9.71
New York
New York
$21,642
$21,642
$10.40
$10.40
North Carolina
North Carolina
$22,063
$22,063
$10.61
$10.61
North Dakota
North Dakota
$25,030
$25,030
$12.03
$12.03
Ohio
Ohio
$19,789
$19,789
$9.51
$9.51
Oklahoma
Oklahoma
$18,576
$18,576
$8.93
$8.93
Oregon
Oregon
$26,875
$26,875
$12.92
$12.92
Pennsylvania
Pennsylvania
$19,866
$19,866
$9.55
$9.55
Rhode Island
Rhode Island
$22,833
$22,833
$10.98
$10.98
South Carolina
South Carolina
$19,346
$19,346
$9.30
$9.30
South Dakota
South Dakota
$19,897
$19,897
$9.57
$9.57
Tennessee
Tennessee
$20,521
$20,521
$9.87
$9.87
Texas
Texas
$22,020
$22,020
$10.59
$10.59
Utah
Utah
$23,693
$23,693
$11.39
$11.39
Vermont
Vermont
$28,778
$28,778
$13.84
$13.84
Virginia
Virginia
$20,366
$20,366
$9.79
$9.79
Washington
Washington
$28,342
$28,342
$13.63
$13.63
West Virginia
West Virginia
$22,704
$22,704
$10.92
$10.92
Wisconsin
Wisconsin
$21,373
$21,373
$10.28
$10.28
Wyoming
Wyoming
$22,871
$22,871
$11.00
$11.00

Highest Paying Cities For Ride Attendant

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CityascdescAvg. salaryascdescHourly rateascdesc
Centennial, CO
Centennial, CO
$23,202
$23,202
$11.15
$11.15
Myrtle Beach, SC
Myrtle Beach, SC
$19,485
$19,485
$9.37
$9.37

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Average Ride Attendant Salary Over Time

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    How Much Do Ride Attendants Make In Different Industries?

    As we previously stated, ride attendant salaries can vary depending on the industry. In fact, our data shows that manufacturing, internet, and media companies tend to offer much higher salaries for ride attendants. For example, ride attendants make a whopping average salary of $26,742 while working for manufacturing companies. Meanwhile, other people in this field are making $23,530 at internet companies and $21,610 at media companies. But ride attendants may want to avoid working in the hospitality industry as it offers the lowest average salary at $17,575.
    IndustryAvg. SalaryRange
    1. Manufacturing
    $26,742
    $15k
    $29k
    2. Internet
    $23,530
    $15k
    $29k
    3. Media
    $21,610
    $15k
    $29k
    4. Retail
    $20,723
    $15k
    $29k
    5. Government
    $20,337
    $15k
    $29k
    6. Hospitality
    $17,575
    $15k
    $29k

    High Paying Ride Attendant Jobs

    Average JOB Salary by Field

    Ride Operator

    Avg. salary: $19,566

    A ride operator is responsible for ensuring the safety and security of the people on motorized riding vehicles. Ride operators provide safety instructions before, during, and after the ride, regular inspection of machines, operating ride controls, assisting the riders with their inquiries, evaluating the riders on the eligibility for some specific passages, and following the restricted quantity riders. A ride operator must have a broad knowledge of the mechanical industry to control machines and perform immediate troubleshooting on emergencies.
    3,869 Ride Operator Jobs
    Recreation Attendant

    Avg. salary: $19,604

    Recreation attendants assist instructors and visitors with various recreational activities. The basic duties of the position involve monitoring the front desk of recreation centers and usage of its facilities, making for a vital component of its operations. Attendants must have good leadership and communication skills, as well as proficiencies in recreational equipment and knowledge of recreational facilities.
    27,990 Recreation Attendant Jobs
    Golf Range Attendant

    Avg. salary: $24,260

    The golf range attendant is responsible for maintaining the golf course driving range. Your major duty as an attendant working on the golf range is to ensure it is well maintained and organized and that there is a sufficient supply of range balls for golfers. Your duties may also range from the washing of range balls and picking up buckets to the filling of the ball machine. You may also be required to check on all equipment, radios, and carts to be sure they are all working well.
    27,033 Golf Range Attendant Jobs
    Cart Attendant

    Avg. salary: $24,481

    A cart attendant is responsible for assisting customers with carrying their items to their vehicles. Cart attendants ensure the cleanliness and orderliness of the premises, assisting with cleaning duties to avoid hazards or any accidents in the area. They also inspect the quality and quantity of carts and other shopping items after the operations for any defects, asking for immediate repair as needed. A cart attendant must have excellent communication and customer service skills, responding to customers' inquiries and concerns and escalating high-level complaints to management.
    29,311 Cart Attendant Jobs
    Pool Attendant

    Avg. salary: $22,995

    Pool attendants are tasked to observe, patrol, and enforce safety regulations as they assist pool swimmers when in danger. They are excellent in providing customer service that is consistent with the standard operating procedures and brand attributes in the hotels. Such services include providing safety and comfort to pool guests, ensuring adherence to all safety rules, monitoring pool equipment rentals, and being a backup lifeguard whenever necessary aside from maintaining the pool and the pool area.
    26,641 Pool Attendant Jobs
    Club Attendant

    Avg. salary: $24,243

    Club attendants are responsible for enforcing the rules and maintaining the club building's interior and exterior. Their duties include monitoring the entries into the club by checking IDs, attending to their guests' needs, and answering all club-related questions. They work in private clubs owned by businessmen like beach clubs, golf clubs, country clubs, etc. These attendants are constantly in contact with club members, so having good communication skills and an upbeat personality are useful in doing this job.
    27,269 Club Attendant Jobs

    Which Companies Pay Ride Attendants The Most?

    If you insist on knowing when your check is going to come and for how much, then you'd be better off working for companies like The Hershey Company and Six Flags as they offer the highest salaries for ride attendants.
    Company

    Recently Added Ride Attendant Salaries

    Location
    CompanyascdescJobascdescLocationascdescDate AddedascdescSalaryascdesc
    Ride Attendant
    Ride Attendant
    Vallejo, CA
    Vallejo, CA
    06/09/2021
    06/09/2021
    $33,392
    $33,392
    06/09/2021
    Tour Ride Attendant-Hershey's Chocolate World
    Tour Ride Attendant-Hershey's Chocolate World
    Hershey, PA
    Hershey, PA
    04/30/2021
    04/30/2021
    $19,305
    $19,305
    04/30/2021
    Ride Attendant
    Ride Attendant
    Williamsburg, VA
    Williamsburg, VA
    01/27/2021
    01/27/2021
    $18,783
    $18,783
    01/27/2021
    Tour Ride Attendant-Hershey's Chocolate World
    Tour Ride Attendant-Hershey's Chocolate World
    Hershey, PA
    Hershey, PA
    01/05/2021
    01/05/2021
    $17,740
    $17,740
    01/05/2021
    South Suburban Park & Recreation
    South Suburban Park & Recreation
    Ride Attendant
    Ride Attendant
    Ride Attendant
    Centennial, CO
    Centennial, CO
    11/10/2020
    11/10/2020
    $25,712
    $25,712
    11/10/2020
    South Suburban Parks and Recreation
    South Suburban Parks and Recreation
    Ride Attendant
    Ride Attendant
    Ride Attendant
    Centennial, CO
    Centennial, CO
    11/10/2020
    11/10/2020
    $25,712
    $25,712
    11/10/2020
    Tour Ride Attendant-Hershey's Chocolate World
    Tour Ride Attendant-Hershey's Chocolate World
    Hershey, PA
    Hershey, PA
    09/12/2020
    09/12/2020
    $17,740
    $17,740
    09/12/2020
    South Suburban Parks and Recreation
    South Suburban Parks and Recreation
    Ride Attendant
    Ride Attendant
    Ride Attendant
    Centennial, CO
    Centennial, CO
    03/21/2020
    03/21/2020
    $25,044
    $25,044
    03/21/2020
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    XXX
    Cashiers & Ride Attendants
    Cashiers & Ride Attendants
    Cashiers & Ride Attendants
    Gurnee, IL
    Gurnee, IL
    02/26/2020
    02/26/2020
    $24,001
    $24,001
    02/26/2020
    Ride Attendant
    Ride Attendant
    Hershey, PA
    Hershey, PA
    01/02/2020
    01/02/2020
    $18,783
    $18,783
    01/02/2020

    Average Ride Attendant Salary by Demographic

    Ride Attendant Gender Pay Gap

    male-income
    Male Income
    $21,398
    female-income
    Female Income
    $21,366
    Median Ride Attendant Income by Race
    Hispanic or latino ride attendants have the highest average salary compared to other ethnicities. White ride attendants have the lowest average salary at $21,211.
    $23,000
    $22,000
    $21,000
    White
    Black or African American
    Asian
    Unknown
    Hispanic or Latino
    Ethnicityascdesc
    Salaryascdesc
    White$21,211
    Black or African American$21,459
    Asian$21,338
    Unknown$21,424
    Hispanic or Latino$21,476
    Average Ride Attendant Salary by Education Level
    Ride attendants with a Masters degree earn more than those without, at $22,558 annually. With a Bachelors degree, ride attendants earn a median annual income of $22,222 compared to $22,140 for ride attendants with an Associate degree.
    $24,000
    $23,000
    $22,000
    $21,000
    High School Diploma or Less
    Some College/ Associate Degree
    Bachelor's Degree
    Master's Degree
    Educationascdesc
    Salaryascdesc
    High School Diploma or Less$21,398
    Some College/ Associate Degree$22,140
    Bachelor's Degree$22,222
    Master's Degree$22,558