Amusement & Recreation

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Workforce
1.74M
2019 BLS Estimate
Average Employee Age
37.1
Estimated Job Growth
10.1%
10-Year Projection
Average Salary
$30,444
Average Male Salary
$34,503
Average Female Salary
$25,911

About

The top three occupations in the Amusement & Recreation Industry Group are Exercise trainers and group fitness instructors, Other entertainment attendants and related workers, Other managers, Lifeguards & other recreational, & all other protective service workers, and Gaming services workers. On average, full-time employees in the Amusement & Recreation Industry Group work 42.7 hours per week and have an average annual salary of $44,150. Part-time employees in the same industry work 19.2 hours and earn an average annual salary of $12,032.

The locations with the highest concentration of employees in the Amusement & Recreation Industry Group are Disney-International Drive Region PUMA, FL, New London County (North) PUMA, CT, and Spring Valley & Summerlin South PUMA, NV. The industry that purchases the most products or services from the Hospitals Industry Group is Amusement & Recreation.

Workforce

A snapshot of jobs, wages, and opportunities in the Amusement & Recreation Industry Group. Exercise trainers and group fitness instructors are the most common position, but the Amusement & Recreation Industry Group employs a relatively high number of Gaming services workers, compared to other industries. 

The highest average salary in Amusement & Recreation goes to Agricultural & food scientists.

Monthly Employment

Showing data for the Leisure and Hospitality industry sector.
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Y-Axis
38.4%
Year-over-year growth
Employment change between May 2020 and May 2021

As of May 2021, there are 13.9M people employed in the Leisure and Hospitality industry. This represents a 38.4% increase in employment when compared to May 2020.

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Occupations

Occupations by Share

1.74M
Workforce (BLS Estimate)
ACS Estimate: 2.15M
1.9%
1 Year Growth
± 2.32%

The Bureau of Labor Statistics estimates that there were 1.74M people employed in the Amusement & Recreation Industry Group in 2019.

According to ACS estimates, the number of people employed in the Amusement & Recreation Industry Group has been growing at a rate of 1.9%, , from 2.11M people in 2018 to 2.15M people in 2019.

The following graphic shows the share of employment in Amusement & Recreation by various occupations according to ACS estimates. Exercise trainers and group fitness instructors represent the largest share of positions held in Amusement & Recreation at 9.3%, followed by Other entertainment attendants and related workers with 7.82% and Other managers with 6.42%.

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Most Specialized

Compared to other Industry Groups, Amusement & Recreation employs an unusually high number of Gaming services workers, Exercise trainers and group fitness instructors, and Other entertainment attendants and related workers.

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Highest Paid

The highest paid occupations in Amusement & Recreation, by average wage, are Agricultural & food scientists, Lawyers, & judges, magistrates, & other judicial workers, and Chief executives & legislators.

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Wages

Average Salary

$30,444
AVERAGE WAGE
± $674

On average, employees in the Amusement & Recreation Industry Group make $30,444 per year. This number makes Amusement & Recreation the 243 highest paying Industry Group in the United States out of a total of 269 Industry Groups.

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Wage by Location

HIGHEST PAYING PUBLIC USE MICRODATA AREA

This map shows which public use microdata areas (PUMAs) pay the highest average salary to employees in the Amusement & Recreation Industry Group.

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Wage Distribution

0.518
WAGE GINI

Amusement & Recreation has a wage GINI of 0.518, which is more than than the national average of 0.478. In other words, wages are distributed less evenly in Amusement & Recreation (shown in red) in comparison to the national average for those wage buckets (shown in gray).

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Opportunities

Spatial Concentration

This map shows the PUMAs in the United States that have revealed comparative advantage in the Amusement & Recreation Industry Group.

These are locations that employ more people in the Amusement & Recreation Industry Group than expected given both the size of that location's overall labor pool and the national size of the Amusement & Recreation Industry Group.

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Diversity

Demographic information on the Amusement & Recreation Industry Group in the US. Male employees tend to earn more than Female employees, with average respective salaries of $34,503 and $25,911. So too tend to earn more than other races and ethnicities in this industry.

Gender Composition

1.02M
FEMALE WORKFORCE
±24.7k
1.13M
MALE WORKFORCE
±26.1k

52.8% of workers in the Amusement & Recreation Industry Group are Male, making them the more common gender in the workforce. This chart shows the gender breakdown of the Amusement & Recreation Industry Group.

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Wage by Gender in Common Jobs

$34,503
AVERAGE MALE SALARY
±$1,063
$25,911
AVERAGE FEMALE SALARY
±$777

On average, Male workers in the Amusement & Recreation Industry Group make 1.33 times more than their Female counterparts. This chart shows the gender-based wage disparity in the 5 most common occupations in the Amusement & Recreation Industry Group.

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Wage by Race & Ethnicity in Common Jobs

RACE OR ETHNICITY WITH THE HIGHEST AVERAGE SALARY
  1. Alaska Native
  2. Asian
  3. Native Hawaiian and Other Pacific Islander

On average, Alaska Native employees in the Amusement & Recreation Industry Group earn 1.25 times more than other races and ethnicities. This chart shows the race and ethnicity-based wage disparities in the 5 most common occupations in the Amusement & Recreation Industry Group.

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Input/Output

Estimates of the sources of the costs and the purchasers of the products in the Amusement & Recreation Industry Group. Based on estimates from the Bureau of Economic Analysis, this section indicates the amount of money spent by a specific industry in other industries. Professional and business services has the highest single input, by dollars, to the Amusement & Recreation Industry Group, and the largest industry purchasing services from the Amusement & Recreation Industry Group is Professional and business services.

In this visualization, click on a category to expand or collapse it. All of the industries listed to the left are those places from which the highlighted industry has made purchases. They are the intermediate inputs to the highlighted industry. All those industries listed on the right side are those industries that have made purchases from the highlighted industry. They are the use of outputs of the highlighted industry. The visualizations below offer alternative ways to see and understand this data.

Industrial Flow

The closest comparable data for Amusement & Recreation is from Arts, Entertainment & Recreation and Accommodation & Food Services.
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Intermediate Inputs

The closest comparable data for Amusement & Recreation is from Arts, Entertainment & Recreation and Accommodation & Food Services.

The Amusement & Recreation Industry Group gets the most input, by its share of the cost of all intermediate inputs, from the Professional and business services Industry. This visualization does not include labor and capital costs.

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Use of Output by Other Industries

The closest comparable data for Amusement & Recreation is from Arts, Entertainment & Recreation and Accommodation & Food Services.

The Professional and business services Industry purchases the greatest share of products and services from the Amusement & Recreation Industry Group in order to produce other goods and services. Purchases of the Amusement & Recreation Industry Group for final consumption by consumers, businesses, or government are not included here.

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Projections

Growth projections of the Amusements, gambling, and recreation industry, both by number of employees and output, from the Bureau of Labor and Statistics. The national workforce is projected to grow 7.66% in the next ten years. The Amusements, gambling, and recreation industry has a higher projected workforce growth at 10.1%. Its projected 10-year growth in output (25.1%) is higher than the projected national growth in output (24.2%).

Job Growth

For growth projections, the closest comparible industry reported by the Bureau of Labor Statistics is Amusements, gambling, and recreation.
10.1%
Estimated Job Growth
10-year Projection
7.66%
National Growth
10-year Projection

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Output Growth

For growth projections, the closest comparible industry reported by the Bureau of Labor Statistics is Amusements, gambling, and recreation.
25.1%
Estimate Growth
10-year Projection

This line chart shows the projected 10-year growth in output of the Amusements, gambling, and recreation industry.

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