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 EmploymentEmp SE*Percentiles
Northwest Minnesota 67069$14.90/hr$10.33/hr$11.63/hr$14.13/hr$16.92/hr$20.48/hr

IndustryOES Employment (Statewide)OES Median Wage (Statewide)
Financial Activities20$14.75/hr
Professional and Business ServicesN/A$12.31/hr
Education and Health Services4,240$14.83/hr
Leisure and Hospitality600$12.58/hr
Other Services1,570$12.99/hr
Public Administration1,850$11.50/hr
Geography EmploymentMedian WageProjections
% Change 2016-2026
Grand Forks ND-MN MSA 80$14.79/hrN/A
Mankato-North Mankato MN MSA 120$14.43/hrN/A
Northeast Balance of State 140$13.36/hrN/A
Fargo ND-MN MSA 190$13.86/hrN/A
Duluth MN-WI MSA 230$14.50/hrN/A
St Cloud MN MSA 240$13.22/hrN/A
Southwest Balance of State 330$12.80/hrN/A
Northeast Minnesota 330$14.26/hr0.9%
Northwest Balance of State 400$14.25/hrN/A
Rochester MN MSA 430$14.04/hrN/A
Southwest Minnesota 530$12.90/hr-4.1%
Southeast Balance of State 580$12.26/hrN/A
Northwest Minnesota 670$14.13/hr6.1%
Southeast Minnesota 900$13.18/hr1.2%
Central Minnesota 950$11.71/hr7.9%
Seven County Mpls-St Paul, MN 4,920$14.33/hr13.4%
Minneapolis-St Paul-Bloomington MN-WI MSA 5,800$13.91/hrN/A
Minnesota 8,330$13.79/hr8.7%

Occupations EmploymentMedian WageProjections
% Change 2016-2026
Recreational Therapists 390$26.65/hr12.9%
First-Line Supervisors/Managers of Personal Service Workers 4,790$19.23/hr7.7%
Residential Advisors 2,370$18.26/hr9.7%

  • 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.
  • Document individuals' progress toward meeting their treatment goals.
  • Complete and maintain time and attendance forms and inventory lists.
  • Assess the needs and interests of individuals and groups and plan activities accordingly, given the available equipment or facilities.
  • Explain principles, techniques, and safety procedures to participants in recreational activities and demonstrate use of materials and equipment.
  • Greet new arrivals to activities, introducing them to other participants, explaining facility rules, and encouraging participation.
  • Evaluate recreation areas, facilities, and services to determine if they are producing desired results.