|Quick Facts: Entertainment and Recreation Managers
$67,220 per year
$32.32 per hour
|Less than 5 years
|8% (Faster than average)
Entertainment and recreation managers plan, direct, and coordinate activities and operations related to fitness and leisure.
Entertainment and recreation managers typically work in various office settings, such as in recreational facilities or on cruise ships. However, many also spend time at event sites or outdoors, such as in parks. Most work full time. Work schedules may vary and can include nights, weekends, and holidays.
Requirements vary for becoming an entertainment or recreation manager. Some workers typically need a bachelor’s degree, while others enter the occupation with a high school diploma. Work experience is also important.
The median annual wage for entertainment and recreation managers was $67,220 in May 2022.
Employment of entertainment and recreation managers is projected to grow 8 percent from 2022 to 2032, faster than the average for all occupations.
About 3,100 openings for entertainment and recreation managers are projected each year, on average, over the decade. Many of those openings are expected to result from the need to replace workers who transfer to different occupations or exit the labor force, such as to retire.
Explore resources for employment and wages by state and area for entertainment and recreation managers.
Compare the job duties, education, job growth, and pay of entertainment and recreation managers with similar occupations.
Learn more about entertainment and recreation managers by visiting additional resources, including O*NET, a source on key characteristics of workers and occupations.