Occupational Employment and Wages, May 2010

39-3091 Amusement and Recreation Attendants

Perform a variety of attending duties at amusement or recreation facility. May schedule use of recreation facilities, maintain and provide equipment to participants of sporting events or recreational pursuits, or operate amusement concessions and rides.


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)
254,630 1.3 % $9.50 $19,750 0.4 %

Percentile wage estimates for this occupation:

Percentile 10% 25% 50%
(Median)
75% 90%
Hourly Wage $7.59 $8.08 $8.87 $10.06 $12.45
Annual Wage (2) $15,780 $16,800 $18,450 $20,930 $25,900


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)
Other Amusement and Recreation Industries 121,650 11.40 $9.22 $19,180
Local Government (OES Designation) 48,130 0.86 $10.34 $21,500
Amusement Parks and Arcades 36,260 22.62 $8.89 $18,490
Traveler Accommodation 9,710 0.58 $9.89 $20,570
Civic and Social Organizations 6,210 1.60 $9.45 $19,660

Industries with the highest concentration of employment in this occupation:

Industry Employment (1) Percent of industry employment Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Amusement Parks and Arcades 36,260 22.62 $8.89 $18,490
Other Amusement and Recreation Industries 121,650 11.40 $9.22 $19,180
Scenic and Sightseeing Transportation, Other 70 3.71 $10.22 $21,270
Scenic and Sightseeing Transportation, Water 390 2.95 $11.25 $23,390
Spectator Sports 3,020 2.30 $10.01 $20,820

Top paying industries for this occupation:

Industry Employment (1) Percent of industry employment Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Drinking Places (Alcoholic Beverages) (8) (8) $12.92 $26,870
General Medical and Surgical Hospitals 210 (7) $12.56 $26,120
Religious Organizations 100 0.05 $12.04 $25,040
Performing Arts Companies 1,130 1.00 $11.57 $24,060
State Government (OES Designation) 690 0.03 $11.32 $23,540


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 37,710 2.69 1.34 $9.96 $20,710
Florida 26,920 3.79 1.89 $9.43 $19,610
Texas 16,530 1.64 0.82 $9.24 $19,220
North Carolina 11,550 3.06 1.53 $8.90 $18,520
Pennsylvania 11,070 2.02 1.01 $9.30 $19,350




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)
Florida 26,920 3.79 1.89 $9.43 $19,610
South Dakota 1,240 3.19 1.59 $8.72 $18,140
Utah 3,610 3.14 1.57 $9.28 $19,310
Nevada 3,440 3.09 1.54 $9.79 $20,350
North Carolina 11,550 3.06 1.53 $8.90 $18,520




Top paying States for this occupation:

State Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Hawaii 1,420 2.49 1.24 $12.03 $25,030
District of Columbia 240 0.37 0.18 $11.43 $23,780
Connecticut 1,700 1.06 0.53 $10.75 $22,370
Washington 6,750 2.51 1.25 $10.33 $21,490
Massachusetts 5,210 1.67 0.83 $10.31 $21,440

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)
Orlando-Kissimmee, FL 9,400 9.79 4.89 $9.23 $19,190
Los Angeles-Long Beach-Glendale, CA Metropolitan Division 7,920 2.08 1.04 $9.99 $20,790
Chicago-Naperville-Joliet, IL Metropolitan Division 7,030 1.98 0.99 $10.00 $20,800
Santa Ana-Anaheim-Irvine, CA Metropolitan Division 6,060 4.41 2.20 $9.70 $20,170
Atlanta-Sandy Springs-Marietta, GA 4,840 2.20 1.10 $9.15 $19,040
New York-White Plains-Wayne, NY-NJ Metropolitan Division 4,240 0.85 0.43 $10.45 $21,740
Houston-Sugar Land-Baytown, TX 4,010 1.61 0.80 $9.09 $18,910
San Diego-Carlsbad-San Marcos, CA 3,740 3.02 1.51 $10.05 $20,900
Minneapolis-St. Paul-Bloomington, MN-WI 3,720 2.22 1.11 $9.33 $19,410
Washington-Arlington-Alexandria, DC-VA-MD-WV Metropolitan Division 3,700 1.62 0.81 $9.47 $19,700




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)
Altoona, PA 620 10.85 5.42 $8.44 $17,560
Ocean City, NJ 410 10.77 5.38 $8.90 $18,500
Orlando-Kissimmee, FL 9,400 9.79 4.89 $9.23 $19,190
Myrtle Beach-North Myrtle Beach-Conway, SC 1,020 9.53 4.76 $8.60 $17,880
Salisbury, MD 480 9.23 4.61 $9.45 $19,660
Monroe, MI 300 8.11 4.05 $8.60 $17,890
Rocky Mount, NC 450 8.01 4.00 $8.61 $17,900
Naples-Marco Island, FL 840 7.71 3.85 $9.92 $20,630
Napa, CA 440 7.18 3.58 $10.68 $22,210
Glens Falls, NY 350 6.75 3.37 $9.82 $20,430




Top paying metropolitan areas for this occupation:

Metropolitan area Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Palm Coast, FL (8) (8) (8) $15.67 $32,600
Peabody, MA NECTA Division 240 2.41 1.20 $13.13 $27,310
Danbury, CT 100 1.48 0.74 $13.04 $27,120
Bellingham, WA 340 4.70 2.34 $11.99 $24,940
Syracuse, NY 230 0.76 0.38 $11.71 $24,360
Springfield, IL 80 0.78 0.39 $11.63 $24,200
Norwich-New London, CT-RI 180 1.38 0.69 $11.62 $24,160
San Francisco-San Mateo-Redwood City, CA Metropolitan Division 2,050 2.16 1.08 $11.58 $24,080
New Haven, CT 300 1.14 0.57 $11.41 $23,720
Boulder, CO 190 1.22 0.61 $11.20 $23,300

Nonmetropolitan areas with the highest employment in this occupation:

Nonmetropolitan area Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Other North Carolina nonmetropolitan area 850 2.95 1.47 $8.81 $18,330
Eastern Tennessee nonmetropolitan area 820 6.07 3.03 $9.16 $19,050
Kansas nonmetropolitan area 760 2.00 1.00 $8.70 $18,090
Hawaii / Maui / Kauai nonmetropolitan area 680 4.52 2.26 $13.53 $28,150
Western North Carolina nonmetropolitan area 620 3.33 1.66 $9.40 $19,560

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

Nonmetropolitan area Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Mother Lode Region of California nonmetropolitan area 290 7.08 3.53 $9.88 $20,550
Southwest Missouri nonmetropolitan area 450 6.34 3.16 $9.71 $20,190
Eastern Tennessee nonmetropolitan area 820 6.07 3.03 $9.16 $19,050
Southwest Massachusetts nonmetropolitan area 70 5.81 2.90 $9.76 $20,300
Upper Eastern Shore nonmetropolitan area 390 5.76 2.87 $10.02 $20,840

Top paying nonmetropolitan areas for this occupation:

Nonmetropolitan area Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Hawaii / Maui / Kauai nonmetropolitan area 680 4.52 2.26 $13.53 $28,150
Capital/Northern New York nonmetropolitan area 270 1.46 0.73 $12.49 $25,980
Central Missouri nonmetropolitan area 450 2.67 1.33 $11.89 $24,720
North and West Central New Mexico nonmetropolitan area 100 1.62 0.81 $11.29 $23,490
South Illinois nonmetropolitan area 90 0.63 0.31 $11.29 $23,480


About May 2010 National, State, Metropolitan, and Nonmetropolitan Area Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

These estimates are calculated with data collected from employers in all industry sectors, all metropolitan and nonmetropolitan areas, and all states and the District of Columbia. The top employment and wage figures are provided above. The complete list is available in the downloadable XLS files.

The percentile wage estimate is the value of a wage below which a certain percent of workers fall. The median wage is the 50th percentile wage estimate--50 percent of workers earn less than the median and 50 percent of workers earn more than the median. More about percentile wages.


(1) Estimates for detailed occupations do not sum to the totals because the totals include occupations not shown separately. Estimates do not include self-employed workers.

(2) Annual wages have been calculated by multiplying the hourly mean wage by a "year-round, full-time" hours figure of 2,080 hours; for those occupations where there is not an hourly mean wage published, the annual wage has been directly calculated from the reported survey data.

(3) The relative standard error (RSE) is a measure of the reliability of a survey statistic. The smaller the relative standard error, the more precise the estimate.

(7) The value is less than .005 percent of industry employment.

(8) Estimate not released.

(9) The location quotient is the ratio of the area concentration of occupational employment to the national average concentration. A location quotient greater than one indicates the occupation has a higher share of employment than average, and a location quotient less than one indicates the occupation is less prevalent in the area than average.


Other OES estimates and related information:

May 2010 National Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

May 2010 State Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

May 2010 Metropolitan and Nonmetropolitan Area Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

May 2010 National Industry-Specific Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

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Last Modified Date: May 17, 2011