I’m a student from QUT currently doing a Production Management assignment on budgeting for the production, “Cluck: The Web Series”. Our assignment is to see how much it costs to hire a puppeteer to operate the main puppet character for 4 days of shoot.

I’d say $20 an hour, for 8 hours a day. $20 x 8 hours = $160.
$160 x 4 days = $640.