Salary for Recreation Workers

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Also known as:  Activities Aide, Activities Assistant, Activities Coordinator, Activities Leader, Camp Counselor, Playground Worker, Recreation Activities Coordinator, Recreation Assistant, Recreational Aide helps find better paying jobs across all specialties and locations. Sign up in our career community today!

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 get salaries in a range of $19,510 and $46,510 depending on tenure and industry expertise. can get wages of thirty thousand nine hundred and sixty dollars on an annual basis.

can get the best compensation in District of Columbia, where they can earn a compensation of close to about $51,220. People holding these jobs receive the highest salary in Professional, Scientific, and Technical Services, where they can get pay of $32,870.

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The annual compensation for this career has gone up since 2004. Salaries have increased by an average of 41.36 percent nationwide in that time.


Recreation Workers tend to make the most in the following industries:

Professional, Scientific, and Technical Services
Real Estate and Rental and Leasing
Finance and Insurance
Public Administration
Health Care and Social Assistance

In general, they earn less within the industries below:

Retail Trade
Management of Companies and Enterprises
Arts, Entertainment, and Recreation
Accommodation and Food Services
Administrative, Support and Waste Management Services
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