Stadium Ushers and Vendors
Stadium ushers take tickets, escort spectators to their seats, and provide spectators with information and direction upon request.
Stadium vendors sell a variety of food items and other wares either by walking around and calling out the name of the food or product they are selling, or by operating small booths or kiosks. Sometimes vendors are hired by the food service franchise that is licensed to sell food in a stadium or sports facility.
Minimum Education Level
Hourly rates vary from job to job. Most ushers work at their job for such a short time that they seldom earn more than the starting wage. Median hourly wages for all ushers, lobby attendants, and ticket takers in May 2019 were $11.30 (or $23,500 annually), according to the U.S. Department of Labor. Salary.com reported that salaries for ushers and ticket takers employed in July 2020 ranged from ...
Stadium ushers and vendors working in domed stadiums or indoor arenas or other indoor sports facilities don't have to brave the elements, while ushers and vendors who work baseball games deal predominately with the heat and those who work football games need to dress warmly, as they frequently work in cold, sometimes miserable conditions. Ushers spend most of their working time standing or walk...
The U.S. Department of Labor predicts about 3 percent employment growth, slower than the average, for ushers, lobby attendants, and ticket takers through 2028. The employment outlook is expected to be especially poor into 2021, due to the coronavirus pandemic. Many sports events have either been postponed or cancelled for 2020. Those sports games and matches that have resumed, such as baseball,...