Information About Recreation Workers

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Training

Recreation workers need short-term on-the-job training.

Degrees for Recreation workers
Training for Recreation Workers
Percent
Less than High School 3.5
High School 20.1
Some College 25.1
Associates Degree 9.7
Bachelors Degree 32.5
Masters Degree 8.0
Doctorate or Professional Degree 1.1

Employment

Represents about 327,000 people in the United States- 9.0% of which are self-employed

Employment prospects are up Over the next 5 years there will be aproximately 48,000 more recreation workers but, because of expected growth and replacement needs in the United States, we will need 107,000 more.


Hourly Income

On average, recreation workers make $12.18 per hour.

Hourly Income Distribution in U.S. Dollars ($)
Bottom 10% Bottom 25% Median Top 75% Top 90%
Recreation workers $8.07 $8.85 $10.60 $14.00 $18.50
Personal care and service occupations $7.91 $8.62 $9.96 $13.00 $18.20
National Average $8.65 $10.70 $16.50 $26.60 $41.00

Annual Salaries

On average, recreation workers make $25,330 per year.

Annual Salary Distribution in U.S. Dollars ($)
Bottom 10% Bottom 25% Median Top 75% Top 90%
Recreation workers $16,780 $18,410 $22,130 $29,230 $38,600
Personal care and service occupations $16,440 $17,930 $20,730 $27,200 $37,980
National Average $18,000 $22,380 $34,460 $55,470 $85,280

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

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