Coin Machine Collector

Collect coins or coin boxes from parking meters or telephone pay stations.
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Quick Stats


Salary Range
$16,000 – $45,000

Data from U.S. Department of Labor


What do Coin Machine Collectors do?

Collects coins or coin boxes from parking meters or telephone pay stations: Unlocks telephone faceplate and removes box containing money. Inserts empty box and locks faceplate. Tags boxes to identify pay stations. Reports malfunctioning telephones or parking meters to repair department. Delivers boxes to central depot for machine counting, tabulating, and customer payment. May count coins and compute amount due subscriber, according to difference between minimum guaranteed rate and total cash in box. May pay subscriber percentage refund. May adjust or repair parking meters, using handtools. May keep records of collections, balances due, and refunds. May be designated according to type of equipment involved as Parking-Meter-Coin Collector; Telephone Coin-Box Collector.


Should I be a Coin Machine Collector?

You should have a high school degree or higher and share these traits:
  • Team Player: You're able to listen, communicate, and work with tons of different people.
  • Detail Oriented: You pay close attention to all the little details.
  • Reliable: You can always be counted on to do a good job.

  • Also known as: Amusement-Game Machine Coin Collector, Iceman, Servicer, Coin Machines

    How to become a Coin Machine Collector

    Most Coin Machine Collectors have no higher education and get on-the-job training. Think about earning a Certificate or Bachelor's degree to increase your competitiveness in the field. Chart?chd=s:9aabaa&chl=no+college+%2897%25%29|||bachelor%27s+%283%25%29||&cht=p3&chs=466x180&chxr=0,97,97
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