Occupational Employment and Wages, May 2015

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)
336,150 1.1 % $12.79 $26,610 0.4 %

Percentile wage estimates for this occupation:

Percentile 10% 25% 50%
(Median)
75% 90%
Hourly Wage $8.49 $9.23 $11.21 $14.71 $19.65
Annual Wage (2) $17,660 $19,190 $23,320 $30,590 $40,880


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) 113,920 2.13 $13.03 $27,100
Nursing Care Facilities (Skilled Nursing Facilities) 35,520 2.15 $12.88 $26,800
Other Amusement and Recreation Industries 34,980 2.95 $11.85 $24,650
Civic and Social Organizations 34,530 8.92 $11.63 $24,190
Individual and Family Services 25,620 1.61 $12.57 $26,150

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 5,210 9.98 $12.07 $25,110
Civic and Social Organizations 34,530 8.92 $11.63 $24,190
Other Amusement and Recreation Industries 34,980 2.95 $11.85 $24,650
Continuing Care Retirement Communities and Assisted Living Facilities for the Elderly 19,970 2.31 $13.32 $27,700
Nursing Care Facilities (Skilled Nursing Facilities) 35,520 2.15 $12.88 $26,800

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) 2,230 0.11 $24.90 $51,780
Performing Arts Companies 160 0.13 $21.21 $44,110
Independent Artists, Writers, and Performers 370 0.70 $20.66 $42,980
State Government (OES Designation) 3,920 0.18 $18.29 $38,030
Psychiatric and Substance Abuse Hospitals 650 0.28 $16.04 $33,350


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 47,600 3.07 1.26 $13.65 $28,380
New York 27,360 3.05 1.25 $14.17 $29,470
Florida 22,940 2.89 1.19 $11.82 $24,580
Illinois 21,470 3.67 1.50 $12.46 $25,920
Texas 16,250 1.40 0.58 $12.14 $25,240



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 1,180 3.89 1.59 $16.14 $33,580
Illinois 21,470 3.67 1.50 $12.46 $25,920
Montana 1,560 3.49 1.43 $11.92 $24,800
Wisconsin 8,940 3.23 1.32 $11.36 $23,640
California 47,600 3.07 1.26 $13.65 $28,380



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 570 0.84 0.35 $24.30 $50,530
Alaska 600 1.85 0.76 $21.20 $44,090
Hawaii 1,640 2.65 1.09 $16.50 $34,330
Vermont 1,180 3.89 1.59 $16.14 $33,580
Nevada 1,650 1.34 0.55 $15.15 $31,510




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 17,600 2.72 1.11 $14.77 $30,720
Chicago-Naperville-Arlington Heights, IL Metropolitan Division 14,080 3.94 1.62 $12.73 $26,480
Los Angeles-Long Beach-Glendale, CA Metropolitan Division 13,980 3.41 1.40 $13.26 $27,580
Atlanta-Sandy Springs-Roswell, GA 6,430 2.59 1.06 $13.23 $27,520
Minneapolis-St. Paul-Bloomington, MN-WI 5,260 2.80 1.15 $13.66 $28,400
San Diego-Carlsbad, CA 5,070 3.75 1.54 $12.91 $26,840
Boston-Cambridge-Newton, MA NECTA Division 4,990 2.84 1.16 $13.77 $28,630
Washington-Arlington-Alexandria, DC-VA-MD-WV Metropolitan Division 4,660 1.93 0.79 $16.06 $33,400
Nassau County-Suffolk County, NY Metropolitan Division 4,080 3.20 1.31 $13.68 $28,460
Denver-Aurora-Lakewood, CO 3,910 2.84 1.17 $12.57 $26,140