Salary for Recreation Workers

Also known as:  Activities Aide, Activities Assistant, Activities Coordinator, Activities Leader, Camp Counselor, Playground Worker, Recreation Activities Coordinator, Recreation Assistant, Recreational Aide

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Recreation workers are charged with the responsibility of not only organizing, but leading and promoting recreational activities within their community that pertain to arts, games, sports or different hobbies. These activities are held in a variety of public, private, volunteer or recreational facilities. Recreation workers supervise and train staff to monitor and carry out assignment duties. They work alongside management to resolve complaints from employees and participants alike. Additionally, they evaluate recreational activity areas to make sure they meet safety standards and regulations. This position generally requires the completion of a four year degree from an accredited university.

A Recreation Worker can earn a pay level of somewhere between 16000 - 24000 depending on experience and domain knowledge. Recreation Workers will normally get an average wage of Twenty Four Thousand Four Hundred dollars yearly.

Recreation Workers can get the best compensation in the District of Columbia, where they get average pay of about $36760. People working these jobs can get the highest pay in Construction, which has pay levels, on average, of $29010.

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ANNUAL SALARY
HOURLY RATE
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SALARY TREND
The annual compensation for this career has gone up since 2004. Salaries have increased by an average of 12.08 percent nationwide in that time.
INDUSTRIES
Recreation Workers tend to make the most in the following industries
Real Estate and Rental and Leasing $29,010
Construction $27,880
Professional, Scientific, and Technical Services $27,430
Management of Companies and Enterprises $27,020
Public Administration $26,790
Health Care and Social Assistance $25,290
In general, they earn less within the industries below
Retail Trade $19,310
Arts, Entertainment, and Recreation $22,430
Other Services (except Public Administration) $23,220
Accommodation and Food Services $23,470
Administrative, Support and Waste Management Services $24,570
Educational Services $25,180
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