Occupational Employment and Wages, May 2010

39-9032 Recreation Workers

Conduct recreation activities with groups in public, private, or volunteer agencies or recreation facilities. Organize and promote activities, such as arts and crafts, sports, games, music, dramatics, social recreation, camping, and hobbies, taking into account the needs and interests of individual members.


National estimates for this occupation
Industry profile for this occupation
Geographic profile for this occupation

National estimates for this occupation: Top

Employment estimate and mean wage estimates for this occupation:

Employment (1) Employment
RSE (3)
Mean hourly
wage
Mean annual
wage (2)
Wage RSE (3)
293,430 1.0 % $12.15 $25,270 0.4 %

Percentile wage estimates for this occupation:

Percentile 10% 25% 50%
(Median)
75% 90%
Hourly Wage $7.92 $8.82 $10.70 $14.04 $18.49
Annual Wage (2) $16,470 $18,340 $22,260 $29,200 $38,460


Industry profile for this occupation: Top

Industries with the highest published employment and wages for this occupation are provided. For a list of all industries with employment in this occupation, see the Create Customized Tables function.

Industries with the highest levels of employment in this occupation:

Industry Employment (1) Percent of industry employment Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Local Government (OES Designation) 101,410 1.81 $12.41 $25,820
Nursing Care Facilities 33,760 2.04 $12.12 $25,220
Civic and Social Organizations 32,080 8.27 $10.97 $22,810
Other Amusement and Recreation Industries 23,750 2.23 $10.75 $22,360
Individual and Family Services 22,400 1.85 $11.65 $24,240

Industries with the highest concentration of employment in this occupation:

Industry Employment (1) Percent of industry employment Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
RV (Recreational Vehicle) Parks and Recreational Camps 4,730 10.59 $11.32 $23,540
Civic and Social Organizations 32,080 8.27 $10.97 $22,810
Other Amusement and Recreation Industries 23,750 2.23 $10.75 $22,360
Community Care Facilities for the Elderly 15,590 2.11 $12.47 $25,930
Nursing Care Facilities 33,760 2.04 $12.12 $25,220

Top paying industries for this occupation:

Industry Employment (1) Percent of industry employment Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Federal Executive Branch (OES Designation) 3,580 0.18 $21.51 $44,740
State Government (OES Designation) 2,900 0.13 $18.67 $38,830
Offices of Physicians 70 (7) $15.17 $31,550
Consumer Goods Rental 70 0.04 $14.51 $30,170
Activities Related to Real Estate 1,240 0.23 $14.29 $29,720


Geographic profile for this occupation: Top

States and areas with the highest published employment, location quotients, and wages for this occupation are provided. For a list of all areas with employment in this occupation, see the Create Customized Tables function.

States with the highest employment level in this occupation:

State Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
California 35,880 2.56 1.11 $12.46 $25,930
New York 25,280 3.03 1.31 $13.15 $27,350
Florida 20,610 2.90 1.26 $11.60 $24,120
Illinois 16,050 2.90 1.26 $11.56 $24,040
Ohio 16,040 3.26 1.41 $11.33 $23,560




States with the highest concentration of jobs and location quotients in this occupation:

State Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Vermont 1,100 3.84 1.66 $14.63 $30,430
Connecticut 5,770 3.61 1.56 $14.52 $30,200
Ohio 16,040 3.26 1.41 $11.33 $23,560
Rhode Island 1,440 3.22 1.39 $11.80 $24,540
New York 25,280 3.03 1.31 $13.15 $27,350




Top paying States for this occupation:

State Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
District of Columbia 990 1.56 0.67 $20.77 $43,190
Alaska 540 1.75 0.76 $16.99 $35,340
Wyoming 630 2.32 1.00 $15.85 $32,970
Hawaii 1,500 2.62 1.13 $15.53 $32,300
Vermont 1,100 3.84 1.66 $14.63 $30,430

Metropolitan areas with the highest employment level in this occupation:

Metropolitan area Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
New York-White Plains-Wayne, NY-NJ Metropolitan Division 14,550 2.92 1.27 $13.89 $28,890
Los Angeles-Long Beach-Glendale, CA Metropolitan Division 10,880 2.85 1.23 $12.13 $25,220
Chicago-Naperville-Joliet, IL Metropolitan Division 10,130 2.86 1.24 $11.70 $24,340
Washington-Arlington-Alexandria, DC-VA-MD-WV Metropolitan Division 5,300 2.32 1.00 $15.42 $32,080
Cleveland-Elyria-Mentor, OH 4,530 4.68 2.03 $11.52 $23,970
Philadelphia, PA Metropolitan Division 3,950 2.19 0.95 $13.27 $27,610
San Diego-Carlsbad-San Marcos, CA 3,670 2.96 1.28 $11.82 $24,590
Boston-Cambridge-Quincy, MA NECTA Division 3,430 2.07 0.90 $13.91 $28,930
St. Louis, MO-IL 3,340 2.66 1.15 $10.73 $22,320
Phoenix-Mesa-Scottsdale, AZ 3,290 1.95 0.85 $12.60 $26,220




Metropolitan areas with the highest concentration of jobs and location quotients in this occupation:

Metropolitan area Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Chico, CA 430 6.34 2.75 $11.01 $22,890
Champaign-Urbana, IL 620 6.31 2.73 $9.84 $20,460
Greenville, NC 440 6.25 2.71 $10.80 $22,470
Jackson, MI 300 6.08 2.63 $12.44 $25,880
Cleveland, TN 210 5.95 2.58 $10.73 $22,320
Yuma, AZ 320 5.71 2.47 $9.32 $19,380
Oshkosh-Neenah, WI 470 5.48 2.37 $10.57 $21,990
Port St. Lucie, FL 630 5.39 2.34 $10.57 $21,980
La Crosse, WI-MN 350 5.08 2.20 $10.25 $21,320
Stockton, CA 950 4.78 2.07 $10.55 $21,950