Ticket Taker

Collect admission tickets and passes from patrons at entertainment events.
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Quick Stats

Salary Range
$16,000 – $28,000

Data from U.S. Department of Labor

What do Ticket Takers do?

Collects admission tickets and passes from patrons at entertainment events: Examines ticket or pass to verify authenticity, using criteria such as color and date issued. Refuses admittance to patrons without ticket or pass, or who are undesirable for reasons, such as intoxication or improper attire. May direct patrons to their seats. May distribute door checks to patrons temporarily leaving establishment. May count and record number of tickets collected. May issue and collect completed release forms for hazardous events, and photograph patron with release form for permanent records file. May be designated Gate Attendant or Turnstile Attendant when collecting tickets at open-air event.

Should I be a Ticket Taker?

You should have a high school degree or higher and share these traits:
  • Helpful: You always keep an eye out for what other people need.
  • Trustworthy: You are known for your personal integrity and honesty.
  • Reliable: You can always be counted on to do a good job.

  • Also known as: Ticket Collector

    How to become a Ticket Taker

    Most Ticket Takers have no higher education and get on-the-job training. Think about earning a Certificate or Associate's degree to increase your competitiveness in the field. Chart?chd=s:9scaaa&chl=no+college+%2875%25%29|certificate+%2822%25%29|associate%27s+%283%25%29|||&cht=p3&chs=466x180&chxr=0,75,75
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