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 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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SALARY TREND

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.

INDUSTRIES

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

Professional, Scientific, and Technical Services
$32,870
Real Estate and Rental and Leasing
$32,500
Finance and Insurance
$32,140
Public Administration
$31,720
Health Care and Social Assistance
$31,640
Information
$31,160

In general, they earn less within the industries below:

Construction
$24,750
Retail Trade
$26,680
Management of Companies and Enterprises
$27,580
Arts, Entertainment, and Recreation
$28,810
Accommodation and Food Services
$29,360
Administrative, Support and Waste Management Services
$29,520