The salary statistics of recreation workers are shown in Table 1. In the next few tables we compare the average salaries of recreation workers within different industry sectors and in the 50 states of the United States. The recreation 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 .
|Percentile Bracket||Average Annual Salary|
|10th Percentile Wage|| |
|25th Percentile Wage|| |
|50th Percentile Wage|| |
|75th Percentile Wage|| |
|90th Percentile Wage|| |
Table 1 shows the average annual salary for recreation workers. The average annual salary for the 90th percentile (the top 10 percent of the highest paid) recreation workers is $41,660. The median annual salary (50th percentile) is $23,870. The average annual salary for the bottom 10 percent is $18,000. Notice that in the United States, the annual salary of the 90th percentile (the top 10 percent of the highest paid) is almost 131% higher than that of the bottom 10 percent.
The following table and chart show the trend of the median salary of recreation workers from 2012 to 2016.
|Year||Median Salary||Yearly Growth||4-Year Growth|
The average salaries of recreation workers in 12 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 workers occupations is the professional, scientific, and technical services sector with an annual salary $28,850. The lowest paying sector is the arts, entertainment, and recreation sector (annual salary $21,420).
|Industry Sector||Median Annual Salary|
|Professional, Scientific, and Technical Services|| |
|Management of Companies and Enterprises|| |
|Retail Trade|| |
|Real Estate and Rental and Leasing|| |
|Health Care and Social Assistance|| |
|Federal, State, and Local Government|| |
|Administrative and Support and Waste Management and Remediation Services|| |
|Educational Services|| |
|Other Services (except Federal, State, and Local Government)|| |
|Accommodation and Food Services|| |
|Arts, Entertainment, and Recreation|| |
From the above tables we note that not only recreation workers salaries vary considerably based on one's education and experience, and the industry sectors, they also change considerably from state to state. In the following table we compare the median salary of recreation workers in all 50 states of the United States. We note that the median annual salaries range from $17,970 to $46,180. The highest paying state for recreation workers is District of Columbia with a median annual salary of $46,180. The lowest paying state is Puerto Rico with a median annual salary of $17,970. For more salary information of recreation workers profession in a specific state, use the links in the table.
|State Name||Median Annual Salary|
|District of Columbia|| |
|North Dakota|| |
|South Dakota|| |
|New Hampshire|| |
|New York|| |
|Virgin Islands|| |
|North Carolina|| |
|New Jersey|| |
|Rhode Island|| |
|South Carolina|| |
|West Virginia|| |
|New Mexico|| |
|Puerto Rico|| |