Occupational Employment Statistics

Occupational Employment and Wages, May 2009

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
State profile for this occupation
Metropolitan area 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)
286,230 1.0 % $12.04 $25,040 0.4 %

Percentile wage estimates for this occupation:

Percentile 10% 25% 50%
(Median)
75% 90%
Hourly Wage $7.73 $8.72 $10.71 $13.97 $18.35
Annual Wage (2) $16,070 $18,130 $22,280 $29,060 $38,170


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 Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage
Local Government (OES Designation) 97,160 $12.28 $25,530
Nursing Care Facilities 33,510 $11.99 $24,950
Civic and Social Organizations 32,040 $11.06 $23,010
Individual and Family Services 20,920 $11.54 $24,000
Other Amusement and Recreation Industries 20,800 $10.70 $22,260

Top paying industries for this occupation:

Industry Employment Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage
Federal Executive Branch (OES Designation) 3,540 $21.22 $44,140
State Government (OES Designation) 2,400 $17.74 $36,890
Other Ambulatory Health Care Services 70 $15.36 $31,950
Land Subdivision 190 $13.70 $28,490
Management of Companies and Enterprises 190 $13.55 $28,180


State profile for this occupation: Top

States with the highest published employment concentrations and wages for this occupation are provided. For a list of all States with employment in this occupation, see the Create Customized Tables function.

States with the highest concentration of workers in this occupation:

State Employment Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage Employment per thousand workers
Rhode Island 1,620 $11.71 $24,360 3.529
Connecticut 5,550 $14.45 $30,050 3.368
Vermont 990 $13.61 $28,310 3.361
New Hampshire 1,950 $12.58 $26,160 3.153
Ohio 15,120 $11.05 $22,970 2.969

Top paying States for this occupation:

State Employment Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage Employment per thousand workers
District of Columbia 890 $17.68 $36,760 1.402
Hawaii 1,550 $15.77 $32,800 2.633
Alaska 600 $15.28 $31,790 1.943
Connecticut 5,550 $14.45 $30,050 3.368
Massachusetts 7,320 $13.67 $28,440 2.311


Metropolitan area profile for this occupation: Top

Metropolitan areas with the highest published employment concentrations and wages for this occupation are provided. For a list of all Metropolitan areas with employment in this occupation, see the Create Customized Tables function.

Metropolitan areas with the highest concentration of workers in this occupation:

MSA Employment Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage Employment per thousand workers
Champaign-Urbana, IL 640 $9.81 $20,400 6.419
Chico, CA 430 $9.94 $20,680 6.186
Ann Arbor, MI 1,100 $10.40 $21,620 5.794
Cleveland, TN 210 $9.20 $19,140 5.767
Greenville, NC 420 $10.72 $22,310 5.729

Top paying metropolitan areas for this occupation:

MSA Employment Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage Employment per thousand workers
Fond du Lac, WI 60 $17.72 $36,860 1.478
Brockton-Bridgewater-Easton, MA NECTA Division 240 $17.68 $36,780 2.824
Fairbanks, AK 80 $17.58 $36,570 2.216
Anchorage, AK 220 $16.43 $34,160 1.354
El Centro, CA (8) $16.39 $34,080 (8)


About May 2009 National, State, Metropolitan, and Nonmetropolitan Area Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

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

Percentile wage estimates show the percentage of workers in an occupation that earn less than a given wage and the percentage that earn more. 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.

(8) Estimate not released.


Other OES estimates and related information:

May 2009 National Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

May 2009 State Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

May 2009 Metropolitan and Nonmetropolitan Area Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

May 2009 National Industry-Specific Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

List of Occupations in SOC Code Number Order

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Technical Notes

Last Modified Date: May 14, 2010

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