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Recreation and Fitness Worker Salary Information

The salary statistics of recreation and fitness workers are shown in Table 1. The average hourly salary of recreation and fitness workers in the United States is shown in Table 2. In the next few tables we compare the average salaries of recreation and fitness workers within different industry sectors and in the 50 states of the United States. The recreation and fitness workers annual salary statistics are from the national compensation survey conducted by the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics in 2016 and published in April 2017 [1].

Table 1. Recreation and Fitness Worker Salary in the United States

Percentile BracketAverage Annual Salary
10th Percentile Wage
$18,360
25th Percentile Wage
$20,810
50th Percentile Wage
$27,570
75th Percentile Wage
$41,400
90th Percentile Wage
$59,230

Table 1 shows the average annual salary for recreation and fitness workers. The average annual salary for the 90th percentile (the top 10 percent of the highest paid) recreation and fitness workers is $59,230. The median annual salary (50th percentile) is $27,570. The average annual salary for the bottom 10 percent is $18,360. We note that in the United States, the annual salary of the 90th percentile (the top 10 percent of the highest paid) is almost 222% higher than that of the bottom 10 percent.

Salary Trend (2012 to 2016)

The following table and chart show the trend of the median salary of recreation and fitness workers from 2012 to 2016.

YearMedian SalaryYearly Growth4-Year Growth
201627,5703.70%11.64%
201526,5502.82%-
201425,8003.68%-
201324,8501.97%-
201224,360--

Table 2. Recreation and Fitness Worker Salary by Industry Sector

The average salaries of recreation and fitness workers in 16 major industry sectors are shown in Table 2. We note that the salaries vary considerably within different industry sectors. The highest paying industry sector for recreation and fitness workers occupations is the finance and insurance sector with an annual salary $42,800. The lowest paying sector is the accommodation and food services sector (annual salary $23,310).

Industry Sector Median Annual Salary
Finance and Insurance
$42,800
Information
$39,720
Arts, Entertainment, and Recreation
$35,190
Wholesale Trade
$34,810
Professional, Scientific, and Technical Services
$33,950
Management of Companies and Enterprises
$32,580
Retail Trade
$28,490
Real Estate and Rental and Leasing
$26,570
Manufacturing
$26,540
Educational Services
$26,490
Health Care and Social Assistance
$25,810
Other Services (except Federal, State, and Local Government)
$25,270
Administrative and Support and Waste Management and Remediation Services
$24,880
Federal, State, and Local Government
$24,660
Construction
$23,710
Accommodation and Food Services
$23,310


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