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Recreation Worker Salary Information

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 2017 and published in April 2018 [1].

Table 1. Recreation Worker Salary in the United States

Percentile BracketAverage Annual Salary
10th Percentile Wage
$18,480
25th Percentile Wage
$20,470
50th Percentile Wage
$24,540
75th Percentile Wage
$32,110
90th Percentile Wage
$42,560

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 $42,560. The median annual salary (50th percentile) is $24,540. The average annual salary for the bottom 10 percent is $18,480. We note that in the United States, the annual salary of the 90th percentile (the top 10 percent of the highest paid) is almost 130% higher than that of the bottom 10 percent.

Salary Trend (2012 to 2017)

The table and chart below show the trend of the median salary of recreation workers from 2012 to 2017.

YearMedian SalaryYearly Growth5-Year Growth
2017
$24,540
2.73% 9.37%
2016
$23,870
2.30% -
2015
$23,320
3.00% -
2014
$22,620
1.02% -
2013
$22,390
0.67% -
2012
$22,240
- -

Table 2. Recreation Worker Salary by Industry Sector

The average salaries of recreation workers in 15 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 $30,850. The lowest paying sector is the transportation and warehousing sector (annual salary $20,280).

Industry Sector Median Annual Salary
Professional, Scientific, and Technical Services
$30,850
Health Care and Social Assistance
$26,190
Management of Companies and Enterprises
$26,070
Real Estate and Rental and Leasing
$26,060
Administrative and Support and Waste Management and Remediation Services
$25,150
Manufacturing
$24,890
Federal, State, and Local Government
$24,620
Educational Services
$23,830
Other Services (except Federal, State, and Local Government)
$23,430
Accommodation and Food Services
$22,910
Arts, Entertainment, and Recreation
$22,660
Information
$22,650
Construction
$20,800
Retail Trade
$20,380
Transportation and Warehousing
$20,280

Table 3. Median Annual Wage of Recreation Workers by States

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 $17,980 to $49,580. The highest paying state for recreation workers is Virgin Islands with a median annual salary of $49,580. The lowest paying state is Puerto Rico with a median annual salary of $17,980. For more salary information of recreation workers profession in a specific state, use the links in the table.

State Name Median Annual Salary
Virgin Islands
$49,580
District of Columbia
$47,420
Alaska
$37,470
South Dakota
$30,210
New Hampshire
$29,080
New York
$28,950
North Dakota
$28,930
Washington
$28,580
Nevada
$27,500
California
$27,290
Hawaii
$27,040
Connecticut
$26,960
Vermont
$26,840
Minnesota
$26,580
Colorado
$26,380
Massachusetts
$26,200
Maine
$26,180
Oregon
$25,920
North Carolina
$25,520
Rhode Island
$25,440
New Jersey
$25,330
Delaware
$25,120
Wyoming
$24,880
Idaho
$24,470
Kentucky
$24,470
Nebraska
$24,400
Pennsylvania
$24,200
Virginia
$24,160
Iowa
$23,700
Montana
$23,450
Ohio
$23,260
Florida
$23,240
Arizona
$23,230
Mississippi
$23,180
Kansas
$23,000
Texas
$22,710
Michigan
$22,640
South Carolina
$22,630
Missouri
$22,570
Utah
$22,360
Illinois
$22,320
Oklahoma
$22,310
Georgia
$21,920
Indiana
$21,850
Wisconsin
$21,750
Tennessee
$21,240
Maryland
$21,200
Arkansas
$20,120
New Mexico
$20,000
Alabama
$19,770
Louisiana
$19,710
West Virginia
$19,380
Guam
$19,020
Puerto Rico
$17,980



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