Occupational Employment and Wages, May 2014

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)
321,110 1.1 % $12.42 $25,830 0.5 %

Percentile wage estimates for this occupation:

Percentile 10% 25% 50%
(Median)
75% 90%
Hourly Wage $8.27 $9.00 $10.88 $14.32 $18.86
Annual Wage (2) $17,190 $18,720 $22,620 $29,800 $39,230


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) 107,380 2.02 $12.79 $26,610
Nursing Care Facilities (Skilled Nursing Facilities) 34,800 2.10 $12.66 $26,340
Other Amusement and Recreation Industries 34,330 2.97 $11.22 $23,330
Civic and Social Organizations 32,640 8.49 $11.22 $23,330
Individual and Family Services 23,490 1.59 $12.00 $24,960

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 5,140 10.18 $11.52 $23,970
Civic and Social Organizations 32,640 8.49 $11.22 $23,330
Other Amusement and Recreation Industries 34,330 2.97 $11.22 $23,330
Continuing Care Retirement Communities and Assisted Living Facilities for the Elderly 19,000 2.26 $13.05 $27,150
Nursing Care Facilities (Skilled Nursing Facilities) 34,800 2.10 $12.66 $26,340

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) 2,300 0.12 $24.77 $51,520
Independent Artists, Writers, and Performers 430 0.80 $20.47 $42,580
Offices of Real Estate Agents and Brokers (8) (8) $17.61 $36,630
State Government (OES Designation) 2,380 0.11 $17.50 $36,400
Computer Systems Design and Related Services 40 (7) $16.44 $34,190


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 41,020 2.71 1.14 $12.80 $26,620
New York 24,670 2.80 1.18 $13.49 $28,060
Florida 21,440 2.80 1.18 $11.65 $24,230
Illinois 19,730 3.42 1.44 $11.95 $24,860
Texas 15,590 1.39 0.58 $11.53 $23,980



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 3.66 1.54 $15.72 $32,700
Illinois 19,730 3.42 1.44 $11.95 $24,860
Connecticut 5,300 3.22 1.35 $14.78 $30,740
Massachusetts 9,980 3.00 1.26 $12.57 $26,150
Wyoming 850 2.99 1.26 $11.94 $24,830



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 540 0.79 0.33 $22.06 $45,880
Nevada 1,560 1.31 0.55 $16.60 $34,530
Hawaii 1,460 2.39 1.00 $16.14 $33,560
Vermont 1,100 3.66 1.54 $15.72 $32,700
Connecticut 5,300 3.22 1.35 $14.78 $30,740




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 14,290 2.65 1.12 $14.07 $29,260
Chicago-Joliet-Naperville, IL Metropolitan Division 13,790 3.68 1.55 $12.15 $25,270
Los Angeles-Long Beach-Glendale, CA Metropolitan Division 9,820 2.42 1.02 $12.44 $25,870
Boston-Cambridge-Quincy, MA NECTA Division 5,490 3.06 1.29 $12.59 $26,180
Atlanta-Sandy Springs-Marietta, GA 5,010 2.10 0.88 $11.07 $23,030
Minneapolis-St. Paul-Bloomington, MN-WI 4,810 2.63 1.11 $13.12 $27,280
Philadelphia, PA Metropolitan Division 4,200 2.25 0.95 $14.20 $29,530
Oakland-Fremont-Hayward, CA Metropolitan Division 4,150 4.04 1.70 $13.50 $28,070
Phoenix-Mesa-Glendale, AZ 4,040 2.21 0.93 $13.02 $27,090
Riverside-San Bernardino-Ontario, CA 3,780 3.02 1.27 $11.78 $24,490