2021 Workamper Survey Results

Results for the 2021 Workamper Survey

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+
  • 1%
  • 1%
  • 6%
  • 25%
  • 48%
  • 15%
  • 4%
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
  • 21%
  • 31%
  • 28%
  • 4%
  • 9%
  • 0%
  • 0.3%
  • 0.3%
  • 0.7%
  • 0.7%
  • 5%
3) What is the age of your RV?
  • Less than 2 years
  • 2 to 5 years
  • 5 to 10 years
  • 10+ years
  • Do not have an RV yet
  • 17%
  • 25%
  • 15%
  • 37%
  • 6%
4) Are you a part-time or full-time RVer?
  • Part-time
  • Full-time
  • Not RVing yet
  • 32%
  • 59%
  • 9%
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
  • 29%
  • 67%
  • 2%
  • 2%
6) Are you actively Workamping or still dreaming?
  • Actively Workamping
  • Doing my first Workamping job this year! (2021)
  • Still dreaming & plan to Workamp in the future
  • 48%
  • 10%
  • 42%
7) Do you travel (or will you travel) with pets?
  • Yes
  • No
  • 63%
  • 37%
8) When you embarked on the RV lifestyle...
  • It was something I/we had been planning to do for awhile.
  • It was something I/we decided to do after encountering a job loss, financial or personal hardship
  • I/we haven't started RVing yet.
  • 75%
  • 14%
  • 12%
9) What length of time do you prefer for a typical Workamping job?
  • One month
  • 2-3 months
  • 4-5 months
  • 6-7 months
  • Year-round
  • 4%
  • 29%
  • 43%
  • 20%
  • 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
  • 17-25 years
  • Haven't started yet
  • 14%
  • 19%
  • 9%
  • 4%
  • 2%
  • 0%
  • 38%
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
  • Housing provided (not an RV site) plus wages & perks
  • None of these apply to me
  • Not Workamping yet
  • 12%
  • 20%
  • 44%
  • 2%
  • 1%
  • 0%
  • 1%
  • 20%
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
  • 4%
  • 57%
  • 19%
  • 15%
  • 2%
  • 3%
13) How do you accesss the internet? (Select the option that you use most often.)
  • Campground Wi-Fi
  • Cellular data plan (Air card or cell phone hotspot)
  • Satellite
  • Dial Up or Cable Service
  • Other
  • 25%
  • 69%
  • 2%
  • 2%
  • 2%
14) What social media platforms do you regularly utilize?
  • Facebook
  • Instagram
  • Pinterest
  • Twitter
  • Snapchat
  • WhatsApp
  • YouTube
  • LinkedIn
  • None
  • 88%
  • 30%
  • 20%
  • 8%
  • 6%
  • 4%
  • 63%
  • 17%
  • 7%
15) What kind of health insurance do you have?
  • I/we do not have health insurance at this time
  • Medicare
  • Affordable Care Act (ACA) Plan
  • Fixed Benefit Health Plan
  • Short-Term Medical
  • Tri-Term Health Plan
  • Self-Employed Health Plan
  • Medical Cost-Sharing Plan
  • Global Health Plan
  • Telemedicine program only
  • Medicaid
  • Employer-provided health insurance
  • Other
  • I'd prefer not to say
  • 7%
  • 44%
  • 11%
  • 4%
  • 0%
  • 0%
  • 0%
  • 2%
  • 0%
  • 0%
  • 0%
  • 14%
  • 8%
  • 8%
16) Do you do "non-traditional" Workamping?

Workamping is doing any kind of part-time or full-time work while living in an RV, but "typical" Workamping jobs include an RV site as part of the compensation. With internet service becoming more prevalent and more RVers taking their careers on the road, there are a larger variety of Workamping options

  • I/we only work as an employee for a company REMOTELY from my/our RV
  • We're a two-person family - one of works as an employee for a company remotely from the RV, the other works for our RV site/perks
  • I/we operate a small business from my/our RV that fully supports my/our RV lifestyle
  • I/we operate a small business from my/our RV that supplements my/our income and I/we still take traditional Workamping jobs too
  • None of the above apply to me
  • I haven't started Workamping yet
  • 4%
  • 4%
  • 0%
  • 7%
  • 2%
  • 52%
  • 31%

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

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