Recreation workers

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Total Workforce

212k

Average Age

35.5

Average Salary

$23,813

Average Male Salary

$25,024

Average Female Salary

$23,127

Employment

Information on the businesses and industries that employ Recreation workers and on wages and locations for those in the field. Amusement & Recreation is the industry that employs the most Recreation workers, both by share and by number, though the highest paid industry for Recreation workers, by average wage, is Justice, public order, & safety activities . Recreation workers are paid most in Missoula City PUMA, MT but are relatively concentrated in Athens, Gallia & Meigs Counties PUMA, OH.

Wages

Yearly Wage

$23,813

AVERAGE SALARY

± $1,519

In 2018, Recreation workers earned an average of $23,813, $30,076 less than than the average national salary of $53,888.

Bus drivers, school make somewhat more than Recreation workers while Motor vehicle operators, all other make somewhat less. This chart shows the various occupations closest to Recreation workers as measured by average annual salary in the US.

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Wage Distribution

0.496

WAGE GINI

In 2018, Recreation workers had a wage GINI coefficient of 0.496, which is higher than than the national average of 0.479. In other words, wages are distributed less evenly for Recreation 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 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 workers.

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Industries

Most Common

The most common industries employing Recreation 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 workers, by average wage, are Justice, public order, & safety activities , National security & international affairs, and Other health care services.

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Industries by Share

212k

2018 Workforce

± 11,291

This graphic shows the share of Recreation workers employed by various industries. Amusement & Recreation employs the largest share of Recreation workers at  33.4%, followed by Nursing Care Facilities with 13.8% and Recreational vehicle parks & camps and rooming & boarding houses with 10.8%.

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Diversity

Demographic information on Recreation workers in the US. The average age of male Recreation workers in the workforce is 33.3 and of female Recreation workers is 36.7, and the most common race/ethnicity for Recreation workers is White.

Gender Composition

76.6k

MALE WORKFORCE

± 6,792

135k

FEMALE WORKFORCE

± 9,025

63.8% of Recreation workers are Female, making them the more common gender in the occupation. This chart shows the gender breakdown of Recreation workers.

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Race & Ethnicity

Most Common Race or Ethnicity of Recreation workers

  1. White

  2. Black

  3. Asian

75.7% of Recreation workers are White, making that the most common race or ethnicity in the occupation. Representing 13.2% of Recreation workers, Black is the second most common race or ethnicity in this occupation. This chart shows the racial and ethnic breakdown of Recreation workers.

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Age by Gender

33.3

AVERAGE MALE AGE

± 1.44

36.7

AVERAGE FEMALE AGE

± 1.13

The median age of Recreation workers is 35.5, and Male employees are generally 3.44 years younger than than their Female counterparts.

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Education

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

Majors

ACS PUMS data only shows the major for bachelor's degrees. However, we can filter the data based on highest degree obtained.

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