Occupational Employment and Wages, May 2011

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)
301,840 0.9 % $12.18 $25,330 0.4 %

Percentile wage estimates for this occupation:

Percentile 10% 25% 50%
(Median)
75% 90%
Hourly Wage $8.07 $8.85 $10.64 $14.05 $18.56
Annual Wage (2) $16,780 $18,410 $22,130 $29,230 $38,600


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) 104,810 1.90 $12.41 $25,820
Nursing Care Facilities 34,830 2.09 $12.19 $25,360
Civic and Social Organizations 31,070 7.99 $11.01 $22,890
Other Amusement and Recreation Industries 26,200 2.46 $10.74 $22,350
Individual and Family Services 22,710 1.82 $12.08 $25,120

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 4,260 9.50 $11.39 $23,700
Civic and Social Organizations 31,070 7.99 $11.01 $22,890
Other Amusement and Recreation Industries 26,200 2.46 $10.74 $22,350
Community Care Facilities for the Elderly 16,110 2.13 $12.58 $26,160
Nursing Care Facilities 34,830 2.09 $12.19 $25,360

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) 3,440 0.17 $21.43 $44,570
State Government (OES Designation) 2,820 0.12 $18.96 $39,430
Independent Artists, Writers, and Performers 40 0.07 $17.86 $37,140
Offices of Physicians 50 (7) $15.48 $32,210
Performing Arts Companies 50 0.04 $15.05 $31,300


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 37,630 2.68 1.14 $12.49 $25,970
New York 25,590 3.04 1.29 $13.73 $28,550
Florida 22,460 3.14 1.33 $11.48 $23,870
Illinois 18,520 3.32 1.41 $11.54 $24,010
Ohio 14,520 2.92 1.24 $11.41 $23,740




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 1,160 4.00 1.70 $14.20 $29,530
Connecticut 5,670 3.52 1.50 $14.46 $30,070
Illinois 18,520 3.32 1.41 $11.54 $24,010
Virginia 11,740 3.30 1.40 $12.19 $25,360
New Mexico 2,500 3.22 1.37 $11.35 $23,610




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 840 1.31 0.56 $20.51 $42,670
Alaska 670 2.15 0.92 $16.56 $34,440
Hawaii 1,380 2.39 1.02 $15.80 $32,860
Wyoming 590 2.18 0.93 $14.97 $31,130
Connecticut 5,670 3.52 1.50 $14.46 $30,070





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 15,210 3.00 1.28 $14.79 $30,760
Chicago-Joliet-Naperville, IL Metropolitan Division 10,810 3.02 1.28 $11.77 $24,480
Los Angeles-Long Beach-Glendale, CA Metropolitan Division 10,690 2.80 1.19 $12.05 $25,070
Washington-Arlington-Alexandria, DC-VA-MD-WV Metropolitan Division 5,540 2.40 1.02 $14.95 $31,090
Cleveland-Elyria-Mentor, OH 4,220 4.31 1.83 $11.46 $23,830
Philadelphia, PA Metropolitan Division 4,090 2.26 0.96 $13.07 $27,180
San Diego-Carlsbad-San Marcos, CA 3,950 3.20 1.36 $12.51 $26,010
St. Louis, MO-IL 3,700 2.91 1.24 $10.91 $22,690
Orlando-Kissimmee-Sanford, FL 3,680 3.78 1.61 $11.08 $23,040
Miami-Miami Beach-Kendall, FL Metropolitan Division 3,510 3.59 1.53 $11.62 $24,170