How Much Do Zamboni Drivers Make?

December 8, 2023

Whether you're a die-hard hockey fan or just have an appreciation for big machines, the idea of driving a Zamboni may sound like the dream job. But how much do these ice resurfacing pros make?

According to several job posting websites, the average zamboni driver salary is around $13 per hour. That doesn't seem like a lot, especially considering NHL players and referees are making millions every year to play on the ice that you just mopped.

But that doesn't mean that all zamboni drivers are rich. In fact, some are so poor that they have to work other jobs in order to support themselves and their families. But which cities pay the best for this unique job? We looked at data from job posting websites and other sources to identify the 10 cities where zamboni drivers are paid the most.

Resurfaces ice at designated intervals throughout the day and ensures that the ice is properly leveled, free of debris, and adheres to all facility and safety protocols. Maintains a high level of customer service while operating and adjusting the Zamboni machine. Performs regular maintenance and repairs to the Zamboni and other equipment as needed.

This position requires the ability to work a variety of shifts, including early mornings, weekends, and holidays. Prior experience operating heavy equipment is preferred.


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