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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
Northwest Minnesota 68042$17.33/hr$11.69/hr$13.85/hr$16.25/hr$19.30/hr$23.56/hr

IndustryOES Employment (Statewide)OES Median Wage (Statewide)
Financial Activities70$21.35/hr
Professional and Business ServicesN/AN/A
Education and Health Services2,520$18.41/hr
Leisure and Hospitality700$23.71/hr
Other Services690$17.58/hr
Public Administration1,400$18.29/hr
Geography Click link for details EmploymentMedian WageProjections
% Change 2020-2030
Mankato-North Mankato MN MSA 120$15.35/hrN/A
Grand Forks ND-MN MSA 130$13.34/hrN/A
Northeast Balance of State 160$16.62/hrN/A
Rochester MN MSA 180$17.86/hrN/A
St Cloud MN MSA 190$16.72/hrN/A
Fargo ND-MN MSA 250$17.55/hrN/A
Duluth MN-WI MSA 310$17.96/hrN/A
La Crosse WI-MN MSA 320$12.84/hrN/A
Southwest Balance of State 330$16.25/hrN/A
Southeast Balance of State 370$15.95/hrN/A
Northeast Minnesota 390$17.88/hr12.2%
Southwest Minnesota 460$15.53/hr13.8%
Southeast Minnesota 460$17.42/hr15.4%
Northwest Balance of State 560$16.60/hrN/A
Central Minnesota 570$17.83/hr14.0%
Northwest Minnesota 680$16.25/hr16.6%
Seven County Mpls-St Paul, MN 2,820$18.99/hr13.0%
Minneapolis-St Paul-Bloomington MN-WI MSA 3,190$18.94/hrN/A
Minnesota 5,440$18.28/hr14.0%

Occupations Click link for details EmploymentMedian WageProjections
% Change 2020-2030
Residential Advisors 3,520$21.28/hr7.6%
Preschool Teachers, Except Special Education 11,490$18.11/hr19.1%
Recreational Therapists 350$26.49/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.