The Annual Survey of Public Employment & Payroll collects data on state and local government employees and their payroll information. Information from all 50 state governments and approximately 90,500 local governments are included in the survey. Park and recreation employee and payroll data is included in the dataset. This information could be valuable to park and recreation professionals looking to benchmark their employee and salary information against other agencies within their state. Analyzing trends in employment and payroll also might be of value.