Occupational Employment and Wages, May 2016

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)
336,880 1.0 % $13.09 $27,230 0.3 %

Percentile wage estimates for this occupation:

Percentile 10% 25% 50%
(Median)
75% 90%
Hourly Wage $8.66 $9.51 $11.48 $15.05 $20.03
Annual Wage (2) $18,000 $19,780 $23,870 $31,310 $41,660


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) 115,780 2.15 $13.32 $27,720
Nursing Care Facilities (Skilled Nursing Facilities) 35,930 2.19 $13.14 $27,330
Other Amusement and Recreation Industries 33,770 2.74 $12.20 $25,370
Civic and Social Organizations 33,730 8.79 $12.05 $25,070
Individual and Family Services 25,310 1.50 $12.82 $26,660

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 5,530 10.36 $12.13 $25,240
Civic and Social Organizations 33,730 8.79 $12.05 $25,070
Other Amusement and Recreation Industries 33,770 2.74 $12.20 $25,370
Continuing Care Retirement Communities and Assisted Living Facilities for the Elderly 20,670 2.33 $13.53 $28,140
Nursing Care Facilities (Skilled Nursing Facilities) 35,930 2.19 $13.14 $27,330

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) 2,140 0.11 $25.54 $53,110
Performing Arts Companies 150 0.12 $22.78 $47,380
State Government (OES Designation) 2,770 0.13 $17.88 $37,190
Psychiatric and Substance Abuse Hospitals 670 0.28 $16.36 $34,020
Other Personal Services 1,310 0.42 $16.07 $33,420


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 47,950 3.00 1.25 $14.26 $29,660
New York 27,260 3.00 1.25 $14.64 $30,440
Illinois 21,230 3.60 1.50 $12.29 $25,570
Florida 21,070 2.56 1.07 $12.28 $25,540
Texas 18,670 1.59 0.66 $12.04 $25,030




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)
Montana 2,090 4.59 1.91 $12.62 $26,250
Hawaii 2,380 3.76 1.57 $14.60 $30,360
Vermont 1,120 3.68 1.54 $14.84 $30,880
Illinois 21,230 3.60 1.50 $12.29 $25,570
New York 27,260 3.00 1.25 $14.64 $30,440




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 580 0.82 0.34 $23.77 $49,440
Alaska 590 1.83 0.76 $22.67 $47,160
Nevada 1,470 1.16 0.48 $15.45 $32,140
Connecticut 4,500 2.70 1.13 $15.36 $31,940
Washington 6,120 2.00 0.83 $14.87 $30,940





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-Jersey City-White Plains, NY-NJ Metropolitan Division 18,820 2.86 1.19 $15.03 $31,260
Los Angeles-Long Beach-Glendale, CA Metropolitan Division 14,750 3.49 1.46 $13.85 $28,810
Chicago-Naperville-Arlington Heights, IL Metropolitan Division 14,180 3.90 1.62 $12.38 $25,750
Minneapolis-St. Paul-Bloomington, MN-WI 5,130 2.68 1.12 $14.44 $30,040
Boston-Cambridge-Newton, MA NECTA Division 4,760 2.64 1.10 $14.53 $30,220
Washington-Arlington-Alexandria, DC-VA-MD-WV Metropolitan Division 4,480 1.80 0.75 $17.07 $35,510
Atlanta-Sandy Springs-Roswell, GA 4,320 1.69 0.70 $12.46 $25,910
Houston-The Woodlands-Sugar Land, TX 4,290 1.46 0.61 $12.73 $26,480
San Diego-Carlsbad, CA 4,160 3.00 1.25 $13.88 $28,860
Nassau County-Suffolk County, NY Metropolitan Division 3,950 3.07 1.28 $14.12 $29,370