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Occupational Employment Statistics


39-9032 Recreation Workers

Conduct recreation activities with groups in public, private, or volunteer agencies or recreation facilities. Organize and promote activities, such as arts and crafts, sports, games, music, dramatics, social recreation, camping, and hobbies, taking into account the needs and interests of individual members.

Geography Click link for Career Profile EmploymentEmp SE*Percentiles
Northeast Minnesota 38030$17.73/hr$12.02/hr$12.47/hr$15.52/hr$19.62/hr$25.37/hr

IndustryOES Employment (Statewide)OES Median Wage (Statewide)
Financial Activities80$19.70/hr
Professional and Business Services130$24.89/hr
Education and Health Services2,670$16.53/hr
Leisure and Hospitality830$20.81/hr
Other Services580$13.47/hr
Public Administration1,340$16.17/hr
Geography Click link for details EmploymentMedian WageProjections
% Change 2020-2030
Grand Forks ND-MN MSA 100$15.43/hrN/A
Northeast Balance of State 120$15.42/hrN/A
Mankato-North Mankato MN MSA 140$15.16/hrN/A
Fargo ND-MN MSA 180$15.87/hrN/A
Rochester MN MSA 180$15.90/hrN/A
St Cloud MN MSA 230$15.87/hrN/A
Duluth MN-WI MSA 320$15.52/hrN/A
La Crosse WI-MN MSA 360$12.28/hrN/A
Northeast Minnesota 380$15.52/hr12.2%
Southeast Balance of State 380$15.23/hrN/A
Southwest Balance of State 390$15.92/hrN/A
Northwest Balance of State 430$15.93/hrN/A
Southeast Minnesota 480$15.48/hr15.4%
Northwest Minnesota 540$15.98/hr16.6%
Southwest Minnesota 580$15.60/hr13.8%
Central Minnesota 590$16.09/hr14.0%
Seven County Mpls-St Paul, MN 3,030$19.20/hr13.0%
Minneapolis-St Paul-Bloomington MN-WI MSA 3,410$19.21/hrN/A
Minnesota 5,630$16.54/hr14.0%

Occupations Click link for details EmploymentMedian WageProjections
% Change 2020-2030
Residential Advisors 2,640$20.49/hr7.6%
Preschool Teachers, Except Special Education 9,520$18.64/hr19.1%
Recreational Therapists 580$24.40/hr13.1%

  • Manage the daily operations of recreational facilities.
  • Organize, lead, and promote interest in recreational activities, such as arts, crafts, sports, games, camping, and hobbies.
  • Enforce rules and regulations of recreational facilities to maintain discipline and ensure safety.
  • Supervise and coordinate the work activities of personnel, such as training staff members and assigning work duties.
  • Schedule maintenance and use of facilities.
  • Document individuals' progress toward meeting their treatment goals.
  • Conduct individual in-room visits with residents.
  • Develop treatment goals for individuals based on their assessments.
  • Serve as liaison between park or recreation administrators and activity instructors.
  • Complete and maintain time and attendance forms and inventory lists.