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Questions about workamping..


I've been looking at postings for workamping here and elsewhere and frankly it doesn't seem like it pays very well.  From what I've been seeing the going rate is around $10-12 per hour and most of the jobs seems to be camp hosting, lawn & garden work and working in a campground office.  I looked at one ad that wanted 108 per month for a $295 - $495 per month camp site.  This works out to between $3.00 and $6.00 per hour depending on which camp site you get.   My questions are: 1. are there other sites where there are more rewarding non-campground jobs for people full-timing? 2. What have been the experiences of the folks here as far a working and full-timing?  Thanks in advance for any input.



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The hourly rate of $10-$12 is pretty standard for a seasonal employee. We found that campground work is pretty much either working in the office/store, cleaning crew or mowing,weed eating etc. There are other options though, Adventureland Amusement Park in Iowa hires work campers for the season to work in their park as does Dollywood in Tennessee. Yellowstone hires for their stores, Grand Canyon and Mt. Rushmore do as well. We have worked as gate guards in the oil fields down in Texas but that was strictly as a money maker ($125 per day in our case) and not for the faint of heart. Same with Amazon all though we did get time to do some sightseeing there. There is also opportunities during the holidays at pumpkin patches, Christmas tree lots, fireworks stands and selling at Kiosks in malls (Sees Candies is one). Check out Workcamper News at workcamper.com and there are several other sources as well including workingcouples.com, coolworks.com just to name a few. Good luck, there are a lot of good alternatives to mowing grass out there biggrin.



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Wages for all these jobs will rise as the pool of available employees shrinks.

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LarryW21 wrote:

Wages for all these jobs will rise as the pool of available employees shrinks.


 No so sure about that, baby boomers are now in the peak retirement wave, could be plenty of those willing to do some part time work, some may not have a choice. On the flip side, inflation is starting to rear its ugly head and a round of wage inflation across the board is about to occur, regardless of the the baby boom rush or the pool of available workers drying up. It's inevitable. 

 



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You won't get rich workamping thats for sure...earlier replies give you some ideas for places that pay better than RV parks. It was my experience that workamping jobs that paid wages for hours worked were not worth my consideration. I felt like slave labor, working my tail off for low low wages. I much preferred trading a few hours a week for our site. Expectations were much lower and the stress level was a non-player.

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About the only thing that might add to the salary is if the employer also includes one's site for free.  We've been in a couple of volunteer jobs where the employer provided both the site and electricity.  One even included the LPG.  However, I'm doubtful that most employers will include utilities.  (Keep in mind, out two experiences were as volunteers with no pay at all.)

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