2023 Workamper Survey Results

Results for the 2023 Active Workamper Survey

This survey was for those who have started or are Workamping this year, or have Workamped previously. Thank you to everyone that participated!

1) What is your age group? (Average age group of adults in RV household)
  • 18-30
  • 31-40
  • 41-50
  • 51-60
  • 61-70
  • 71-80
  • 80+
  • 1%
  • 3%
  • 7%
  • 26%
  • 42%
  • 19%
  • 2%
2) What type of RV do you have?
  • Travel Trailer
  • Fifth Wheel
  • Class A Motorhome
  • Class B Motorhome (Van)
  • Class C Motorhome (includes Super C)
  • Truck Camper
  • Converted bus or school bus
  • Pop Up Travel Trailer
  • Car/SUV/Minivan
  • Other
  • Do not have an RV yet
  • 22%
  • 36%
  • 27%
  • 1%
  • 9%
  • 1%
  • 1%
  • 0.5%
  • 1%
  • 1%
  • 0.5%
3) What is the age of your RV?
  • Less than 2 years
  • 2 to 5 years
  • 6 to 10 years
  • 11+ years
  • Do not have an RV yet
  • 16%
  • 33%
  • 25%
  • 25%
  • 1%
4) Are you a part-time or full-time RVer?
  • Part-time
  • Full-time
  • 24%
  • 76%
5) How would you describe your RV household?
  • Solo
  • Two adults (couple, friends, siblings, etc)
  • A family with mostly working-age child/children
  • A family with mostly non-working-age child/children
  • 23%
  • 74%
  • 1%
  • 2%
6) Which best describes your Workamping status?
  • Doing my first Workamping job this year! (2023)
  • Actively Workamping
  • Have Workamped before, but not currently
  • 13%
  • 69%
  • 18%
7) Do you travel with pets?
  • Yes
  • No
  • 65%
  • 35%
8) When you embarked on the RV lifestyle...
  • It was something I/we had been planning to do for awhile.
  • It was a spontaneous decision to make a change in my/our life.
  • It was something I/we decided to do after encountering a job loss, financial or personal hardship
  • None of the above apply.
  • 65%
  • 21%
  • 9%
  • 5%
9) What length of time do you prefer for a typical Workamping job?
  • One month (or less)
  • 2-3 months
  • 4-5 months
  • 6-7 months
  • 8-9 months
  • 10-11 months
  • Year-round
  • 1%
  • 18%
  • 50%
  • 25%
  • 2%
  • 0%
  • 4%
10) How long have you been Workamping (working while living in your RV)?
  • less than 1 year
  • 1-3 years
  • 4-6 years
  • 7-9 years
  • 10-15 years
  • 16+ years
  • 21%
  • 34%
  • 24%
  • 12%
  • 7%
  • 2%
11) What type of compensation do you most often accept for a Workamper Job?
  • Exchange for RV site & other non-monetary perks
  • Exchange for RV site & perks, with some extra hours for wages
  • Hourly wage for all hours worked plus RV site & perks
  • Hourly wage for all hours worked but I pay for my RV site
  • Salary, RV site, and other career-like benefits
  • Commissions earned on sales/work completed
  • Housing provided (not an RV site) plus wages & perks
  • None of these apply to me
  • 18%
  • 17%
  • 59%
  • 3%
  • 1%
  • 0%
  • 1%
  • 1%
12) Which factor weighs heaviest in your decision to contact an Employer about their jobs?
  • Location (because of proximity to family/friends)
  • Location (because of the area itself; climate; things you want to see/do in the area)
  • Compensation package
  • Job duties you will be doing
  • Reviews from Workampers or customers
  • Other
  • 7%
  • 60%
  • 18%
  • 11%
  • 2%
  • 2%
13) With my Workamping lifestyle, I like to...
  • Never do the same job/location more than once.
  • Sometimes repeat a job if I liked it enough, but rarely.
  • Return to one job annually, but other times of the year I work different job(s).
  • Always return annually to the same job(s).
  • Stay with the same job year-round.
  • 16%
  • 47%
  • 26%
  • 2%
  • 3%
14) How far in advance do you begin searching for your next Workamping position?
  • Less than 1 month before the start date of the job
  • 1-2 months before the start date
  • 3-4 months before the start date
  • 5-6 months before the start date
  • 7-8 months before the start date
  • 9-10 months before the start date
  • 1 year or more before the start date
  • Not looking because I stay/return to the same job(s).
  • 2%
  • 11%
  • 16%
  • 36%
  • 12%
  • 9%
  • 8%
  • 6%

For comparison, you can check out the 2022 survey results here, 2021 survey results here, 2016 survey results here and the 2006 survey results here.


Results for the 2023 Workamper Dreamer Survey

This survey was for those in our audience who have not yet started Workamping.  Thank you to everyone that participated!

1) What is your age group? (Average age group of adults in RV household)
  • 20-30
  • 31-40
  • 41-50
  • 51-60
  • 61-70
  • 71-80
  • 80+
  • 0%
  • 3%
  • 9%
  • 32%
  • 46%
  • 8%
  • 2%
2) What type of RV do you have?
  • Travel Trailer
  • Fifth Wheel
  • Class A Motorhome
  • Class C Motorhome (includes Super C)
  • Class B Motorhome (Van)
  • Truck Camper
  • Converted bus or school bus
  • Pop Up Travel Trailer
  • Car/SUV/Minivan
  • Other
  • Do not have an RV yet
  • 32%
  • 22%
  • 18%
  • 9%
  • 2%
  • 1%
  • 1%
  • 0%
  • 3%
  • 1%
  • 11%
3) How far out are you from beginning your Workamping adventure?
  • Less than 1 year
  • 1 to 2 years
  • 3 to 5 years
  • 5+ years
  • Not sure
  • 48%
  • 30%
  • 9%
  • 2%
  • 11%
4) Do you plan to be a part-time (keep a home base) or full-time (no home base) RVer?
  • Part-time
  • Full-time
  • 47%
  • 53%
5) How would you describe your future RV household?
  • Solo
  • Two adults (couple, friends, siblings, etc)
  • A family with mostly working-age child/children
  • A family with mostly non-working-age child/children
  • 28%
  • 66%
  • 3%
  • 3%
6) What length of time would you prefer a Workamping job to be?
  • One month
  • 2-3 months
  • 4-5 months
  • 6-7 months
  • 8-10 months
  • Year-round
  • 8%
  • 42%
  • 27%
  • 15%
  • 2%
  • 6%
7) What type of compensation will you be seeking for a Workamper Job?
  • Exchange for RV site & other non-monetary perks
  • Exchange for RV site & perks, with some extra hours for wages
  • Hourly wage for all hours worked plus RV site & perks
  • Hourly wage for all hours worked but I pay for my RV site
  • Salary, RV site, and other career-like benefits
  • Commissions paid on sales/completed work
  • Housing provided (not an RV site) plus wages & perks
  • None of these apply
  • 10%
  • 34%
  • 50%
  • 0%
  • 4%
  • 0%
  • 2%
  • 0%
8) Are you a member of Workamper News (Workamper.com)?
  • Yes
  • Not yet
  • 65%
  • 35%
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