Occupational Employment and Wages, May 2013

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)
317,310 1.0 % $12.29 $25,560 0.5 %

Percentile wage estimates for this occupation:

Percentile 10% 25% 50%
(Median)
75% 90%
Hourly Wage $8.17 $8.94 $10.76 $14.21 $18.70
Annual Wage (2) $16,990 $18,590 $22,390 $29,550 $38,890


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) 107,550 1.96 $12.63 $26,280
Nursing Care Facilities (Skilled Nursing Facilities) 35,020 2.11 $12.50 $26,010
Other Amusement and Recreation Industries 32,860 2.94 $10.89 $22,650
Civic and Social Organizations 30,620 8.04 $11.17 $23,230
Individual and Family Services 23,130 1.65 $12.36 $25,720

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 4,760 9.86 $11.41 $23,740
Civic and Social Organizations 30,620 8.04 $11.17 $23,230
Other Amusement and Recreation Industries 32,860 2.94 $10.89 $22,650
Continuing Care Retirement Communities and Assisted Living Facilities for the Elderly 18,230 2.24 $12.98 $27,000
Nursing Care Facilities (Skilled Nursing Facilities) 35,020 2.11 $12.50 $26,010

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) 2,400 0.12 $24.76 $51,510
Independent Artists, Writers, and Performers 330 0.66 $20.51 $42,660
State Government (OES Designation) 2,360 0.11 $17.58 $36,570
Computer Systems Design and Related Services 40 (7) $17.10 $35,570
Offices of Real Estate Agents and Brokers 160 0.06 $17.05 $35,460


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 39,570 2.69 1.12 $12.61 $26,230
New York 24,390 2.82 1.18 $13.88 $28,870
Florida 21,950 2.95 1.23 $11.41 $23,740
Illinois 18,960 3.32 1.39 $11.93 $24,800
Texas 15,160 1.39 0.58 $11.25 $23,390




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 1,140 3.83 1.60 $15.08 $31,360
Wisconsin 9,650 3.57 1.49 $11.37 $23,650
Connecticut 5,530 3.38 1.41 $14.32 $29,790
Illinois 18,960 3.32 1.39 $11.93 $24,800
Virginia 11,860 3.27 1.36 $12.25 $25,480




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 650 0.98 0.41 $20.64 $42,940
Alaska 620 1.92 0.80 $17.87 $37,170
Hawaii 1,490 2.47 1.03 $15.67 $32,590
Nevada 1,590 1.38 0.58 $15.59 $32,430
Vermont 1,140 3.83 1.60 $15.08 $31,360





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 14,400 2.75 1.15 $14.67 $30,510
Chicago-Joliet-Naperville, IL Metropolitan Division 12,240 3.31 1.38 $12.34 $25,670
Los Angeles-Long Beach-Glendale, CA Metropolitan Division 9,380 2.36 0.99 $12.37 $25,720
Washington-Arlington-Alexandria, DC-VA-MD-WV Metropolitan Division 5,560 2.35 0.98 $14.40 $29,950
Minneapolis-St. Paul-Bloomington, MN-WI 4,490 2.51 1.05 $12.60 $26,210
Oakland-Fremont-Hayward, CA Metropolitan Division 4,360 4.34 1.82 $13.34 $27,740
Boston-Cambridge-Quincy, MA NECTA Division 4,310 2.46 1.03 $12.78 $26,570
Atlanta-Sandy Springs-Marietta, GA 4,220 1.83 0.76 $11.10 $23,080
Orlando-Kissimmee-Sanford, FL 3,980 3.82 1.60 $10.68 $22,200
Phoenix-Mesa-Glendale, AZ 3,970 2.23 0.93 $12.84 $26,710