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Occupational Employment and Wages, May 2018

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)
353,570 1.0 % $13.61 $28,310 0.4 %

Percentile wage estimates for this occupation:

Percentile 10% 25% 50%
(Median)
75% 90%
Hourly Wage $8.88 $10.13 $12.05 $15.63 $20.52
Annual Wage (2) $18,470 $21,060 $25,060 $32,510 $42,670


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, excluding schools and hospitals (OES Designation) 116,280 2.12 $13.64 $28,360
Nursing Care Facilities (Skilled Nursing Facilities) 37,070 2.30 $13.83 $28,780
Civic and Social Organizations 36,050 9.39 $12.62 $26,250
Other Amusement and Recreation Industries 35,170 2.69 $12.72 $26,460
Individual and Family Services 26,180 1.08 $13.73 $28,560

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 6,650 11.39 $12.98 $26,990
Civic and Social Organizations 36,050 9.39 $12.62 $26,250
Other Amusement and Recreation Industries 35,170 2.69 $12.72 $26,460
Continuing Care Retirement Communities and Assisted Living Facilities for the Elderly 22,210 2.39 $14.20 $29,540
Nursing Care Facilities (Skilled Nursing Facilities) 37,070 2.30 $13.83 $28,780

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) 2,030 0.10 $26.15 $54,400
Restaurants and Other Eating Places 40 (7) $16.52 $34,360
Community Food and Housing, and Emergency and Other Relief Services 550 0.32 $16.31 $33,930
State Government, excluding schools and hospitals (OES Designation) 3,660 0.17 $16.28 $33,860
Psychiatric and Substance Abuse Hospitals 710 0.29 $16.27 $33,850


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 47,680 2.80 1.15 $14.99 $31,180
New York 27,760 2.96 1.21 $15.94 $33,150
Texas 22,290 1.84 0.75 $12.09 $25,150
Illinois 18,750 3.13 1.28 $12.41 $25,810
Florida 18,660 2.17 0.89 $13.23 $27,530




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)
Hawaii 2,800 4.37 1.79 $15.04 $31,280
Vermont 1,220 4.01 1.64 $14.57 $30,300
West Virginia 2,690 3.86 1.58 $11.05 $22,990
Montana 1,550 3.35 1.37 $14.09 $29,300
Connecticut 5,510 3.32 1.36 $14.87 $30,930




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 590 0.83 0.34 $24.12 $50,160
Alaska 580 1.85 0.76 $19.43 $40,410
South Dakota 660 1.56 0.64 $16.26 $33,810
Washington 6,840 2.10 0.86 $16.14 $33,570
New York 27,760 2.96 1.21 $15.94 $33,150





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-Newark-Jersey City, NY-NJ-PA 29,120 3.07 1.26 $15.84 $32,950
Los Angeles-Long Beach-Anaheim, CA 16,510 2.70 1.10 $14.76 $30,700
Chicago-Naperville-Elgin, IL-IN-WI 13,790 2.97 1.22 $12.47 $25,950
San Francisco-Oakland-Hayward, CA 8,130 3.36 1.38 $17.31 $36,010
Washington-Arlington-Alexandria, DC-VA-MD-WV 7,400 2.36 0.97 $14.14 $29,420
Dallas-Fort Worth-Arlington, TX 6,700 1.88 0.77 $11.85 $24,640
Boston-Cambridge-Nashua, MA-NH 6,660 2.41 0.99 $15.25 $31,710
Philadelphia-Camden-Wilmington, PA-NJ-DE-MD 6,540 2.30 0.94 $13.96 $29,040
Minneapolis-St. Paul-Bloomington, MN-WI 5,800 2.97 1.21 $14.17 $29,470
Miami-Fort Lauderdale-West Palm Beach, FL 5,740 2.21 0.91 $13.50 $28,080