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
Southeast Minnesota 910201$13.87/hr$10.55/hr$11.50/hr$13.47/hr$15.25/hr$17.60/hr

IndustryOES Employment (Statewide)OES Median Wage (Statewide)
Financial ActivitiesN/AN/A
Professional and Business Services60$13.14/hr
Education and Health Services3,480$14.80/hr
Leisure and Hospitality1,460$12.90/hr
Other Services1,990$12.93/hr
Public Administration1,610$11.89/hr
Geography Click link for details EmploymentMedian WageProjections
% Change 2016-2026
Grand Forks ND-MN MSA 80$16.85/hrN/A
Mankato-North Mankato MN MSA 110$15.90/hrN/A
Fargo ND-MN MSA 130$14.07/hrN/A
Northeast Balance of State 130$13.90/hrN/A
St Cloud MN MSA 160$13.07/hrN/A
Duluth MN-WI MSA 350$14.16/hrN/A
Northeast Minnesota 410$14.85/hr0.9%
Southwest Balance of State 410$14.00/hrN/A
Rochester MN MSA 440$14.34/hrN/A
Southeast Balance of State 560$12.07/hrN/A
La Crosse WI-MN MSA 590$12.78/hrN/A
Northwest Balance of State 590$12.13/hrN/A
Central Minnesota 820$11.77/hr7.9%
Northwest Minnesota 890$12.25/hr6.1%
Southeast Minnesota 910$13.47/hr1.2%
Southwest Minnesota 1,030$13.67/hr-4.1%
Seven County Mpls-St Paul, MN 4,810$14.03/hr13.4%
Minneapolis-St Paul-Bloomington MN-WI MSA 5,900$13.74/hrN/A
Minnesota 8,640$13.68/hr8.7%

Occupations Click link for details EmploymentMedian WageProjections
% Change 2016-2026
Recreational Therapists 410$27.98/hr12.9%
Residential Advisors 2,560$18.85/hr9.7%
Kindergarten Teachers, Except Special Education 3,590$61,308.34/yr4.5%

  • 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.