SeaWorld Parks in Orlando Bring Increase to Starting Pay

SeaWorld Orlando announced a few days ago that it will increase the minimum starting pay rate for employees (referred to as ambassadors) to $10 per hour.
This 50-cent increase will be effective starting July 1, 2016. SeaWorld also will be increasing wage rates for almost 100 job titles, both existing positions and new hires, as part of the company’s commitment to compensate employees with competitive pay. The increases will apply to roles in the three Orlando parks.

“We have incredible ambassadors who are the heart of our organization,” says Christine Elliott O’Neal, Vice President of Human Resources for the three parks (SeaWorld Orlando, Discovery Cove, and Aquatica). “These increases to thousands of our current and future ambassadors represent our strong commitment to them and our appreciation for the value they bring to our guests, experiences and mission. They also reflect Orlando’s position as a national leader in job growth.”

SeaWorld’s three Orlando parks are expected to hire approximately 7,000 new ambassadors this year in full-time, part-time, and seasonal opportunities. Positions range from professional roles and front-line leadership to entry-level ambassadors. Prospective employees can visit to see all available positions and submit applications.

1 comment:

  1. Mixed feelings on this. Great for SeaWorld to stay competitive, but bad that they leave their Tampa park out. Busch was already behind in pay (sometimes $5 or more/hr). The parks aren't -that- far apart, and the living situation for employees isn't that different. Share the love SeaWorld.


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