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There is more than meets the eye when it comes to being a playground monitor. For example, did you know that they make an average of $13.03 an hour? That's $27,099 a year!

What Does a Playground Monitor Do

There are certain skills that many playground monitors have in order to accomplish their responsibilities. By taking a look through resumes, we were able to narrow down the most common skills for a person in this position. We discovered that a lot of resumes listed for recreation workers who generally work part time, such as camp counselors and activity specialists, certain qualities may be more important than education, physical stamina and leadership skills.

When it comes to the most important skills required to be a playground monitor, we found that a lot of resumes listed 28.9% of playground monitors included lunch periods, while 20.7% of resumes included conflict resolution, and 20.3% of resumes included playground equipment. Hard skills like these are helpful to have when it comes to performing essential job responsibilities.

When it comes to searching for a job, many search for a key term or phrase. Instead, it might be more helpful to search by industry, as you might be missing jobs that you never thought about in industries that you didn't even think offered positions related to the playground monitor job title. But what industry to start with? Most playground monitors actually find jobs in the education and non profits industries.

How To Become a Playground Monitor

If you're interested in becoming a playground monitor, one of the first things to consider is how much education you need. We've determined that 29.3% of playground monitors have a bachelor's degree. In terms of higher education levels, we found that 4.9% of playground monitors have master's degrees. Even though some playground monitors have a college degree, it's possible to become one with only a high school degree or GED.

Choosing the right major is always an important step when researching how to become a playground monitor. When we researched the most common majors for a playground monitor, we found that they most commonly earn high school diploma degrees or bachelor's degree degrees. Other degrees that we often see on playground monitor resumes include associate degree degrees or master's degree degrees.

You may find that experience in other jobs will help you become a playground monitor. In fact, many playground monitor jobs require experience in a role such as cashier. Meanwhile, many playground monitors also have previous career experience in roles such as assistant or accounting clerk.

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Average Salary$27,099

Playground Monitor Jobs

Average Salary for a Playground Monitor

Playground Monitors in America make an average salary of $27,099 per year or $13 per hour. The top 10 percent makes over $37,000 per year, while the bottom 10 percent under $19,000 per year.
Average Salary
$27,099

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Recently Added Salaries

Job TitleCompanyCompanyStart DateSalary
Playground Monitor
Playground Monitor
Buckeye Union School District
Buckeye Union School District
01/23/2020
01/23/2020
$30,67901/23/2020
$30,679
Playground Monitor
Playground Monitor
Buckeye Union School District
Buckeye Union School District
11/21/2019
11/21/2019
$30,67911/21/2019
$30,679
Playground Monitor
Playground Monitor
Dixon Unified School District
Dixon Unified School District
11/21/2019
11/21/2019
$25,04411/21/2019
$25,044
Playground Monitor
Playground Monitor
Dixon Unified School District
Dixon Unified School District
10/26/2019
10/26/2019
$27,82010/26/2019
$27,820
Playground Monitor
Playground Monitor
Las Lomitas Elementary
Las Lomitas Elementary
10/18/2019
10/18/2019
$41,36410/18/2019
$41,364

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Playground Monitor Demographics

Gender

female

80.0 %

male

18.3 %

unknown

1.7 %

Ethnicity

White

65.2 %

Hispanic or Latino

17.4 %

Black or African American

9.0 %

Foreign Languages Spoken

Spanish

66.7 %

Italian

33.3 %
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Playground Monitor Education

Majors

Business
10.0 %

Degrees

High School Diploma

34.1 %

Bachelors

29.3 %

Associate

22.0 %

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Top Skills For a Playground Monitor

The skills section on your resume can be almost as important as the experience section, so you want it to be an accurate portrayal of what you can do. Luckily, we've found all of the skills you'll need so even if you don't have these skills yet, you know what you need to work on. Out of all the resumes we looked through, 28.9% of playground monitors listed lunch periods on their resume, but soft skills such as for recreation workers who generally work part time, such as camp counselors and activity specialists, certain qualities may be more important than education and physical stamina are important as well.

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Top Playground Monitor Employers

1. El Paso Independent School District
4.4
Avg. Salary: 
$41,852
Playground Monitors Hired: 
2+
2. Polk County School District
4.4
Avg. Salary: 
$38,523
Playground Monitors Hired: 
2+
3. University School
3.9
Avg. Salary: 
$58,333
Playground Monitors Hired: 
2+
4. Bliss
4.5
Avg. Salary: 
$33,840
Playground Monitors Hired: 
1+
5. Northwest Local School District
3.8
Avg. Salary: 
$39,186
Playground Monitors Hired: 
1+
6. DEE
4.2
Avg. Salary: 
$34,627
Playground Monitors Hired: 
1+

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Updated October 2, 2020