Occupational Employment and Wages, May 2017

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)
352,350 1.0 % $13.44 $27,950 0.4 %

Percentile wage estimates for this occupation:

Percentile 10% 25% 50%
(Median)
75% 90%
Hourly Wage $8.88 $9.84 $11.80 $15.44 $20.46
Annual Wage (2) $18,480 $20,470 $24,540 $32,110 $42,560


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) 118,270 2.17 $13.58 $28,240
Nursing Care Facilities (Skilled Nursing Facilities) 36,260 2.24 $13.54 $28,170
Civic and Social Organizations 36,110 9.32 $12.47 $25,940
Other Amusement and Recreation Industries 35,210 2.77 $12.62 $26,260
Individual and Family Services 29,380 1.28 $13.72 $28,550

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 6,100 10.80 $12.60 $26,200
Civic and Social Organizations 36,110 9.32 $12.47 $25,940
Other Amusement and Recreation Industries 35,210 2.77 $12.62 $26,260
Continuing Care Retirement Communities and Assisted Living Facilities for the Elderly 22,080 2.42 $13.86 $28,830
Nursing Care Facilities (Skilled Nursing Facilities) 36,260 2.24 $13.54 $28,170

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) 2,130 0.11 $25.79 $53,650
Performing Arts Companies 260 0.21 $19.27 $40,090
Other Personal Services (8) (8) $18.43 $38,330
State Government, excluding schools and hospitals (OES Designation) 3,720 0.17 $16.13 $33,550
Travel Arrangement and Reservation Services 80 0.04 $15.85 $32,960


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 51,580 3.09 1.25 $14.58 $30,330
New York 30,390 3.30 1.34 $15.52 $32,290
Florida 20,770 2.47 1.00 $12.55 $26,110
Illinois 20,050 3.38 1.37 $12.53 $26,060
Texas 19,620 1.65 0.67 $12.32 $25,620




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 2,750 4.34 1.76 $14.88 $30,960
Montana 1,780 3.86 1.56 $13.11 $27,280
West Virginia 2,580 3.74 1.51 $10.74 $22,330
Vermont 1,130 3.70 1.50 $14.73 $30,640
Illinois 20,050 3.38 1.37 $12.53 $26,060




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 620 0.87 0.35 $24.19 $50,320
Alaska 600 1.90 0.77 $19.84 $41,270
Washington 6,720 2.11 0.85 $15.58 $32,400
New York 30,390 3.30 1.34 $15.52 $32,290
South Dakota 710 1.69 0.68 $15.47 $32,190



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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 21,360 3.19 1.29 $16.13 $33,550
Los Angeles-Long Beach-Glendale, CA Metropolitan Division 14,850 3.35 1.36 $14.10 $29,320
Chicago-Naperville-Arlington Heights, IL Metropolitan Division 12,090 3.30 1.34 $12.92 $26,870
Washington-Arlington-Alexandria, DC-VA-MD-WV Metropolitan Division 6,200 2.46 1.00 $14.58 $30,330
Minneapolis-St. Paul-Bloomington, MN-WI 5,460 2.82 1.14 $14.21 $29,550
Nassau County-Suffolk County, NY Metropolitan Division 4,950 3.80 1.54 $14.70 $30,580
Houston-The Woodlands-Sugar Land, TX 4,650 1.59 0.64 $12.50 $26,010
Oakland-Hayward-Berkeley, CA Metropolitan Division 4,590 4.03 1.63 $16.09 $33,470
San Francisco-Redwood City-South San Francisco, CA Metropolitan Division 4,460 4.00 1.62 $18.01 $37,460
Boston-Cambridge-Newton, MA NECTA Division 4,090 2.23 0.90 $15.11 $31,420


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Metropolitan areas with the highest concentration of jobs and location quotients in this occupation:

Metropolitan area Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
The Villages, FL 500 19.01 7.69 $10.75 $22,370
Manhattan, KS 340 8.95 3.62 $9.65 $20,080
Gadsden, AL 270 7.51 3.04 $9.49 $19,750
Morristown, TN 310 7.33 2.97 $9.00 $18,720
Missoula, MT 420 7.00 2.83 $10.88 $22,630
Modesto, CA 1,210 6.70 2.71 $12.73 $26,470
Sheboygan, WI 380 6.62 2.68 $10.00 $20,790
Port St. Lucie, FL 920 6.48 2.62 $12.12 $25,200
Columbus, GA-AL 720 6.32 2.56 $10.55 $21,950
San Luis Obispo-Paso Robles-Arroyo Grande, CA 710 6.08 2.46 $13.67 $28,430