Parks and Recreation Director Salary (United States)

A Parks and Recreation Director earns an average salary of $53,413 per year. Experience has a moderate effect on income for this job. Skills that are associated with high pay for this job are People Management, Project Management, and Operations Management.
Parks and Recreation Director Total Pay (?
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$31,601 - $101,370
(Median)
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MEDIAN: $53,413
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Parks and Recreation Director Total Pay (?
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$12.11 - $26.64
(Median)
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MEDIAN: $16.00
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National Salary Data

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$0$50K$100K$150K
Salary
$31,601 - $101,370  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $3,052  
Total Pay (?
XTotal Pay combines base annual salary or hourly wage, bonuses, profit sharing, tips, commissions, overtime pay and other forms of cash earnings, as applicable for this job. It does not include equity (stock) compensation, cash value of retirement benefits, or the value of other non-cash benefits (e.g. healthcare).
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$30,270 - $100,351  
PayScale
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 5 Aug 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 266
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$25$50$75
Hourly Rate
$12.11 - $26.64  
   
Overtime
$0.00 - $48.48  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$50K$100K$150K
Bonus
$0.00 - $3,052  
   
Total Pay (?
XTotal Pay combines base annual salary or hourly wage, bonuses, profit sharing, tips, commissions, overtime pay and other forms of cash earnings, as applicable for this job. It does not include equity (stock) compensation, cash value of retirement benefits, or the value of other non-cash benefits (e.g. healthcare).
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$30,270 - $100,351  
PayScale
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 5 Aug 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 266
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Job Description for Parks and Recreation Director

  • Administer the parks and recreation budget to ensure that funds are spent efficiently and projects remain within budget.
  • Develop and implement plans for the parks and recreation system, and direct the collection and analysis of data to support planning.
  • Oversee parks and recreation staff, assign tasks, supervise work, and provide training.
  • Under the direction of the city manager operate a city’s park system and recreational programs.
  • Facilitate communication of parks and recreation department activities, programs, and projects to the public.

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Pay by Experience Level for Parks and Recreation Director

Median of all compensation (including tips, bonus, and overtime) by years of experience.

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Experience Affects Parks and Recreation Director Salaries

Late-Career
up arrow 34%
Experienced
up arrow 18%
National Average
$51,000
Mid-Career
up arrow 2%
Entry-Level
up arrow 30%

Skills That Affect Parks and Recreation Director Salaries

People Management
up arrow 24%
Project Management
up arrow 14%
Operations Management
up arrow 10%
National Average
$51,000
Event Planning
up arrow 33%

Job Satisfaction

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Rated 5 out of 5 based on 73 votes.

Gender

Female
31%
female alumni
 
Male
69%
male alumni

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
2%
1-4 years
27%
5-9 years
16%
10-19 years
30%
20 years or more
25%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits Medical: 88% dental benefits Dental: 73%
vision benefits Vision: 58% employee benefits None: 12%
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