Occupational Employment and Wages, May 2012

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)
309,730 0.9 % $12.22 $25,430 0.4 %

Percentile wage estimates for this occupation:

Percentile 10% 25% 50%
(Median)
75% 90%
Hourly Wage $8.13 $8.89 $10.69 $14.13 $18.63
Annual Wage (2) $16,900 $18,480 $22,240 $29,400 $38,750


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) 111,410 2.04 $12.52 $26,040
Nursing Care Facilities (Skilled Nursing Facilities) 34,550 2.08 $12.36 $25,700
Civic and Social Organizations 29,780 7.74 $11.01 $22,890
Other Amusement and Recreation Industries 28,800 2.65 $10.88 $22,640
Individual and Family Services 22,940 1.76 $12.27 $25,510

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 4,330 9.27 $11.05 $22,980
Civic and Social Organizations 29,780 7.74 $11.01 $22,890
Other Amusement and Recreation Industries 28,800 2.65 $10.88 $22,640
Continuing Care Retirement Communities and Assisted Living Facilities for the Elderly 16,580 2.12 $12.77 $26,560
Nursing Care Facilities (Skilled Nursing Facilities) 34,550 2.08 $12.36 $25,700

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) 3,130 0.15 $21.99 $45,740
Offices of Physicians 30 (7) $19.45 $40,460
State Government (OES Designation) 2,480 0.11 $17.58 $36,570
Independent Artists, Writers, and Performers 40 0.07 $17.39 $36,180
Consumer Goods Rental 70 0.04 $15.89 $33,060


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 39,710 2.78 1.17 $12.50 $26,010
New York 25,550 2.99 1.26 $13.75 $28,600
Florida 20,900 2.87 1.21 $11.56 $24,040
Illinois 18,130 3.21 1.35 $11.65 $24,240
Texas 14,930 1.41 0.59 $11.06 $23,010




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)
Vermont 1,190 4.04 1.70 $14.36 $29,860
Connecticut 5,730 3.53 1.49 $14.41 $29,960
Wisconsin 8,810 3.29 1.39 $11.34 $23,590
Virginia 11,670 3.25 1.37 $12.13 $25,240
Illinois 18,130 3.21 1.35 $11.65 $24,240




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 560 0.86 0.36 $19.32 $40,190
Alaska 750 2.36 0.99 $17.17 $35,720
Hawaii 1,730 2.94 1.24 $14.55 $30,270
Wyoming 550 1.96 0.83 $14.41 $29,960
Connecticut 5,730 3.53 1.49 $14.41 $29,960





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-White Plains-Wayne, NY-NJ Metropolitan Division 15,200 2.95 1.24 $14.66 $30,480
Chicago-Joliet-Naperville, IL Metropolitan Division 10,870 2.99 1.26 $12.02 $24,990
Los Angeles-Long Beach-Glendale, CA Metropolitan Division 9,640 2.49 1.05 $12.21 $25,400
Washington-Arlington-Alexandria, DC-VA-MD-WV Metropolitan Division 4,680 1.99 0.84 $14.80 $30,780
Oakland-Fremont-Hayward, CA Metropolitan Division 4,080 4.20 1.77 $13.39 $27,850
Phoenix-Mesa-Glendale, AZ 4,030 2.33 0.98 $12.63 $26,280
Boston-Cambridge-Quincy, MA NECTA Division 3,980 2.32 0.98 $12.20 $25,380
Philadelphia, PA Metropolitan Division 3,900 2.14 0.90 $13.15 $27,340
St. Louis, MO-IL 3,870 3.03 1.28 $11.39 $23,700
Milwaukee-Waukesha-West Allis, WI 3,830 4.75 2.00 $11.88 $24,710