Recreation & fitness workers

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Total Workforce

406k

Average Age

37.2

Estimated Job Growth

9.3%

10-year projection

Average Salary

$23,098

Average Male Salary

$28,661

Average Female Salary

$19,703

About

Recreation & fitness workers are most often employed by the Amusement & Recreation industry. The average yearly wage for Recreation & fitness workers was $23,098 in 2016. The top 3 most similar occupations to Recreation & fitness workers by wage are Pressers, textile, garment, & related materials, Receptionists & information clerks, and Miscellaneous agricultural workers, including animal breeders.

The top 3 locations that employ the most Recreation & fitness workers are Woodbury & Cottage Grove Cities PUMA, MN, Lafayette & West Lafayette Cities PUMA, IN, and LA City (Northwest/Encino & Tarzana) PUMA, CA. The top 3 locations with a relatively high concentration of Recreation & fitness workers are Woodbury & Cottage Grove Cities PUMA, MN, New Haven Town PUMA, CT, and La Plata, Montezuma, Gunnison, Archuleta, Dolores, Hinsdale & San Juan Counties PUMA, CO.

Employment

Information on the businesses and industries that employ Recreation & fitness workers and on wages and locations for those in the field. Amusement & Recreation is the industry that employs the most Recreation & fitness workers, both by share and by number, though the highest paid industry for Recreation & fitness workers, by average wage, is Other personal services. Recreation & fitness workers are paid most in Snoqualmie City, Cottage Lake, Union Hill & Novelty Hill PUMA, WA but are relatively concentrated in Woodbury & Cottage Grove Cities PUMA, MN.

Wages

Yearly Wage

$23,098

AVERAGE SALARY

± $1,007

In 2017, Recreation & fitness workers earned an average of $23,098, $28,967 less than than the average national salary of $52,065.

Pressers, textile, garment, & related materials make somewhat more than Recreation & fitness workers while Miscellaneous agricultural workers, including animal breeders make somewhat less. This chart shows the various occupations closest to Recreation & fitness workers as measured by average annual salary in the US.

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Wage Distribution

0.485

WAGE GINI

In 2017, Recreation & fitness workers had a wage GINI coefficient of 0.485, which is higher than than the national average of 0.479. In other words, wages are distributed less evenly for Recreation & fitness workers (shown in red) than for the overall labor force (shown in gray).

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Wage by Location

This map shows the Public Use Microdata Areas (PUMAs) in the United States shaded by average annual wage for Recreation & fitness workers.

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Spatial Concentration

This map displays which Public Use Microdata Areas (PUMAs) in the United States have a relatively high population of Recreation & fitness workers.

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Industries

Most Common

The most common industries employing Recreation & fitness workers, by number of employees, are Amusement & Recreation, Nursing Care Facilities, and Recreational vehicle parks & camps and rooming & boarding houses.

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Highest Paying

The highest paying industries for Recreation & fitness workers, by average wage, are Other personal services, Real estate, and Justice, public order, & safety activities .

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Industries by Share

406k

2017 Workforce

± 15,631

0.0443%

1 YEAR GROWTH

± 5.44%

The number of people employed as Recreation & fitness workers has been growing at a rate of 0.0443%, from 406,281 people in 2016 to 406,461 people in 2017.

This graphic shows the share of Recreation & fitness workers employed by various industries. Amusement & Recreation employs the largest share of Recreation & fitness workers at  57.1%, followed by Nursing Care Facilities with 7.09% and Recreational vehicle parks & camps and rooming & boarding houses with 5.45%.

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Diversity

Demographic information on Recreation & fitness workers in the US. The average age of male Recreation & fitness workers in the workforce is 33.8 and of female Recreation & fitness workers is 39.2, and the most common race/ethnicity for Recreation & fitness workers is White.

Gender Composition

154k

MALE WORKFORCE

± 9,631

252k

FEMALE WORKFORCE

± 12,325

62.1% of Recreation & fitness workers are Female, making them the more common gender in the occupation. This chart shows the gender breakdown of Recreation & fitness workers.

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Race & Ethnicity

Most Common Race or Ethnicity of Recreation & fitness workers

  1. White

  2. Black

  3. Asian

77% of Recreation & fitness workers are White, making that the most common race or ethnicity in the occupation. Representing 11.3% of Recreation & fitness workers, Black is the second most common race or ethnicity in this occupation. This chart shows the racial and ethnic breakdown of Recreation & fitness workers.

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Age by Gender

33.8

AVERAGE MALE AGE

± 0.867

39.2

AVERAGE FEMALE AGE

± 0.768

The median age of Recreation & fitness workers is 37.2, and Male employees are generally 5.47 years younger than than their Female counterparts.

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Education

Data on higher education choices for Recreation & fitness workers from The Department of Education and Census Bureau. The most common major for Recreation & fitness workers is Parks, Recreation, & Leisure but a relatively high number of Recreation & fitness workers hold a major in Parks, Recreation, & Leisure.

Majors

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Skills

Data on the critical and distinctive skills necessary for Recreation & fitness workers from the Bureau of Labor Statistics. Recreation & fitness workers need many skills, but most especially Coordination, Speaking, and Active Listening. The revealed comparative advantage (RCA) shows that Recreation & fitness workers need more than the average amount of Service Orientation, Management of Material Resources, and Social Perceptiveness.

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Growth Projections

Projections on wages and job growth for Recreation & fitness workers from the Bureau of Labor Statistics. The ten-year national workforce is projected to grow 7.4%, but Recreation & fitness workers are expected to see a growth of 9.3% over the same period. This occupation is expected to grow higher than the national average.

Job Growth

9.3%

ESTIMATED GROWTH

7.4%

NATIONAL AVERAGE

This line chart shows the 10-year projected employment growth (from 2016 to 2026) for Recreation & fitness workers. This profession is expected to grow faster than 7.4%, the average rate of national job growth.

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