Two local theme parks gave over 90 percent of its seasonal workers a pay raise on Monday.
Six Flags Over Texas and Six Flags Hurricane Harbor said it boosted its hourly wages, increasing rates from $7.25 per hour to up to $9.00 per hour.
“This wage increase is a reflection of our ongoing commitment to them and the higher wages will also help us recruit new team members who want to work in a fun environment, while creating lasting memories for our guests,” said park president Steve Martindale.
The increases varied by department and a worker’s position. The new minimum base rate for most departments is $8 per hour, about a 10 percent increase. Food services, ride operations, lifeguards and park services now have a minimum pay rate of $9 per hour.
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The Arlington theme park and water park employ almost 5,000 seasonal workers to operate rides, lifeguard pools, provide security and work in food services. The company said it is still looking to hire workers for the parks and online applications can be submitted at sixflagsjobs.com