Occupational Employment and Wages, May 2012

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)
256,400 1.5 % $9.63 $20,020 0.5 %

Percentile wage estimates for this occupation:

Percentile 10% 25% 50%
(Median)
75% 90%
Hourly Wage $7.82 $8.32 $9.00 $10.39 $13.02
Annual Wage (2) $16,260 $17,300 $18,710 $21,620 $27,080


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 119,480 11.01 $9.37 $19,490
Local Government (OES Designation) 42,680 0.78 $10.37 $21,570
Amusement Parks and Arcades 41,940 24.17 $9.25 $19,240
Traveler Accommodation 10,980 0.63 $9.76 $20,290
Civic and Social Organizations 5,860 1.52 $9.83 $20,450

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 41,940 24.17 $9.25 $19,240
Other Amusement and Recreation Industries 119,480 11.01 $9.37 $19,490
Promoters of Performing Arts, Sports, and Similar Events 2,450 2.46 $11.11 $23,120
Spectator Sports 3,010 2.30 $10.14 $21,080
Scenic and Sightseeing Transportation, Water 250 1.79 $10.80 $22,470

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) $13.32 $27,710
State Government (OES Designation) 300 0.01 $11.80 $24,550
Religious Organizations 140 0.08 $11.72 $24,370
Elementary and Secondary Schools 640 0.01 $11.68 $24,290
Promoters of Performing Arts, Sports, and Similar Events 2,450 2.46 $11.11 $23,120


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 33,520 2.34 1.19 $10.46 $21,770
Florida 28,990 3.99 2.03 $9.56 $19,890
Texas 17,340 1.64 0.83 $9.31 $19,370
New York 14,040 1.64 0.84 $10.42 $21,670
Pennsylvania 13,740 2.46 1.25 $9.46 $19,670




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 28,990 3.99 2.03 $9.56 $19,890
Nevada 3,900 3.46 1.76 $9.56 $19,880
South Dakota 1,210 3.03 1.54 $8.99 $18,690
Utah 3,300 2.75 1.40 $8.99 $18,710
North Carolina 10,270 2.65 1.35 $8.86 $18,430




Top paying States for this occupation:

State Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Hawaii 1,270 2.16 1.10 $11.65 $24,240
Alaska 480 1.50 0.76 $11.50 $23,920
Washington 6,620 2.39 1.22 $10.98 $22,830
California 33,520 2.34 1.19 $10.46 $21,770
Massachusetts 5,470 1.71 0.87 $10.46 $21,760





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-Sanford, FL 10,370 10.25 5.21 $9.09 $18,900
New York-White Plains-Wayne, NY-NJ Metropolitan Division 8,750 1.70 0.86 $10.73 $22,320
Santa Ana-Anaheim-Irvine, CA Metropolitan Division 6,610 4.69 2.38 $10.64 $22,130
Los Angeles-Long Beach-Glendale, CA Metropolitan Division 6,420 1.66 0.84 $11.50 $23,910
Chicago-Joliet-Naperville, IL Metropolitan Division 6,230 1.71 0.87 $9.80 $20,380
Atlanta-Sandy Springs-Marietta, GA 5,180 2.29 1.16 $8.89 $18,500
Tampa-St. Petersburg-Clearwater, FL 4,590 4.07 2.07 $9.70 $20,170
Phoenix-Mesa-Glendale, AZ 4,250 2.46 1.25 $8.93 $18,580
Philadelphia, PA Metropolitan Division 4,200 2.31 1.17 $9.63 $20,030
Minneapolis-St. Paul-Bloomington, MN-WI 3,920 2.24 1.14 $9.55 $19,860