Training Requirements for Recreation Workers

Recreation workers need a high school diploma or equivalent and short-term on-the-job training.

Degrees for Recreation workers
Percent
Less than High School 2.4
High School 15.2
Some College 23.6
Associates Degree 9.9
Bachelors Degree 37.8
Masters Degree 9.5
Doctorate or Professional Degree 1.6

Employment Outlook for Recreation Workers

This represents about 379,000 people in the United States.

Over the next 10 years there will be aproximately 38,000 more recreation workers but, because of expected growth and replacement needs in the United States, we will need 108,000 more.

Typical Income for Recreation Workers

Hourly Income

On average,recreation workers make $13.09 per hour.

Bottom 10% Bottom 25% Median Top 75% Top 90%
Recreation workers $8.66 $9.51 $11.48 $15.05 $20.03
Personal care and service occupations $8.45 $9.29 $10.92 $14.02 $19.47
Other personal care and service workers $8.41 $9.29 $10.83 $13.28 $17.84
Recreation and fitness workers $8.83 $10.00 $13.25 $19.90 $28.48
National Average $9.27 $11.60 $17.81 $28.92 $45.45

Annual Salaries

On average, recreation workers make $27,230 per year.

Bottom 10% Bottom 25% Median Top 75% Top 90%
Recreation workers $18,000 $19,780 $23,870 $31,310 $41,660
Personal care and service occupations $17,590 $19,320 $22,710 $29,170 $40,490
Other personal care and service workers $17,490 $19,320 $22,520 $27,620 $37,100
Recreation and fitness workers $18,360 $20,810 $27,570 $41,400 $59,230
National Average $19,290 $24,140 $37,040 $60,150 $94,540

This data is from the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics, Occupational Employment Statistics

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