Entertainment and recreation managers

Detailed Occupation

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2020 Workforce
56.5k
Average Age
43.5
Average Salary
$74,434
Average Male Salary
$81,666
Average Female Salary
$64,834

About

Entertainment and recreation managers are most often employed by the Amusement & Recreation industry. The average yearly wage for Entertainment and recreation managers was $74,434 in 2016. The top 3 most similar occupations to Entertainment and recreation managers by wage are Cost estimators, Technical writers, and Administrative services managers.

The top 3 locations that employ the most Entertainment and recreation managers are Spring Valley & Summerlin South PUMA, NV, Paradise (South) & Enterprise PUMA, NV, and Las Vegas City (Southwest) PUMA, NV. The top 3 locations with a relatively high concentration of Entertainment and recreation managers are Las Vegas City (Southwest) PUMA, NV, New London County (North) PUMA, CT, and Paradise (South) & Enterprise PUMA, NV.

Employment

Information on the businesses and industries that employ Entertainment and recreation managers and on wages and locations for those in the field. Amusement & Recreation is the industry that employs the most Entertainment and recreation managers, both by share and by number, though the highest paid industry for Entertainment and recreation managers, by average wage, is Software publishing. Entertainment and recreation managers are paid most in San Mateo (South) & Half Moon Bay Cities PUMA, CA but are relatively concentrated in Las Vegas City (Southwest) PUMA, NV.

Wages

Yearly Wage

$74,434
AVERAGE SALARY
± $7,736

In 2020, Entertainment and recreation managers earned an average of $74,434, $18,480 more than than the average national salary of $55,954.

Cost estimators make somewhat more than Entertainment and recreation managers while Administrative services managers make somewhat less. This chart shows the various occupations closest to Entertainment and recreation managers as measured by average annual salary in the US.

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Wage Distribution

0.421
WAGE GINI

In 2019, Entertainment and recreation managers had a wage GINI coefficient of 0.421, which is lower than than the national average of 0.478. In other words, wages are distributed more evenly for Entertainment and recreation managers (shown in red) than for the overall labor force (shown in gray).

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Wage by Location

This map shows the Public Use Microdata Areas (PUMAs) in the United States shaded by average annual wage for Entertainment and recreation managers.

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Spatial Concentration

PUMAs with a Relatively High Concentration of Entertainment and recreation managers

This map displays which Public Use Microdata Areas (PUMAs) in the United States have a relatively high population of Entertainment and recreation managers.

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Industries

Highest Paying

The highest paying industries for Entertainment and recreation managers, by average wage, are Software publishing, Electronic component & product manufacturing, n.e.c. , and Pharmaceutical & medicine manufacturing.

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Industries by Share

56.5k
2020 Workforce
± 5,833
−9.8%
1 YEAR GROWTH
± 15.8%

The number of people employed as Entertainment and recreation managers has been declining at a rate of −9.8%, from 62,602 people in 2019 to 56,468 people in 2020.

This graphic shows the share of Entertainment and recreation managers employed by various industries. Amusement & Recreation employs the largest share of Entertainment and recreation managers at  44.9%, followed by Construction with 2.89% and Colleges, universities & professional schools, including junior colleges with 2.67%.

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Diversity

Demographic information on Entertainment and recreation managers in the US. The average age of male Entertainment and recreation managers in the workforce is 44.4 and of female Entertainment and recreation managers is 42.4, and the most common race/ethnicity for Entertainment and recreation managers is White (Non-Hispanic).

Composition by Sex

32.2k
MALE WORKFORCE
± 4,405
24.3k
FEMALE WORKFORCE
± 3,824

57% of Entertainment and recreation managers are Male, making them the more common sex in the occupation. This chart shows the sex breakdown of Entertainment and recreation managers.

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Race & Ethnicity

Most Common Race or Ethnicity of Entertainment and recreation managers
  1. White (Non-Hispanic)
  2. White (Hispanic)
  3. Black (Non-Hispanic)

71.9% of Entertainment and recreation managers are White (Non-Hispanic), making that the most common race or ethnicity in the occupation. Representing 7.25% of Entertainment and recreation managers, White (Hispanic) is the second most common race or ethnicity in this occupation. This chart shows the racial and ethnic breakdown of Entertainment and recreation managers.

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Age by Sex

44.4
AVERAGE MALE AGE
± 1.86
42.4
AVERAGE FEMALE AGE
± 2.08

The median age of Entertainment and recreation managers is 43.5, and Male employees are generally 2.07 years older than than their Female counterparts.

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Education

Data on higher education choices for Entertainment and recreation managers from The Department of Education and Census Bureau. The most common major for Entertainment and recreation managers is Business but a relatively high number of Entertainment and recreation managers hold a major in Parks, Recreation, & Leisure.

Majors

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