Six Flags Announces Wage Increase

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  JACKSON – Six Flags Great Adventure, Wild Safari, and Hurricane Harbor recently announced that for the 2021 season many positions will have wages increased. The park also announced dates for guest reservations.

  “Many positions will now pay $15 per hour, which is a $4 per hour increase, and leadership positions will pay even more. We want to recruit team members who will maintain our high standards of safety and guest service, and it’s crucial that we offer competitive wages to attract and retain these top employees,” Park President John Winkler said. “This wage increase is a demonstration of our commitment to being the employer of choice for central New Jersey.”

  New Jersey recently increased the minimum wage to $12 for 2021, which will top out at $15 in 2024.

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  While some Six Flags positions will start at $15 per hour, they will also offer additional earning potential during certain shifts. Food and beverage operations, custodial services, security, shuttle drivers, and lifeguards will see the most significant wage increase.


  “It’s a common misconception that we employ mostly teens. We offer incredible growth opportunities for all ages in careers from A to Z, aquatics to zoology,” Human Resources Director Brad McClain said. The parks employ team members as young as 14, and adults of all ages. “Teachers and second-wage earners enjoy our flexibility. Our ‘young at heart’ program for those aged 65 and up has been a staple for decades,” he added. 

  The park plans on hiring thousands of new team members for the 2021 season through their Virtual Hiring Fair, which will take place on February 27 from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. Applications may be completed online and interviews and training will all be done virtually; onboarding is contact-free. Candidates should apply online at