Median of all compensation (including tips, bonus, and overtime) by years of experience.
For Parks and Recreation Directors, experience in the field tends to play a major role in salary negotiations; pay increases with more experience. At career start, salaries are typically $35K, which grows to $49,653 after five to 10 years. Compensation is $61K after 10 to 20 years. After 20 years in the field, Parks and Recreation Directors see their salaries growing more slowly, eventually averaging out to $69K. Parks and Recreation Directors with one to 10 years in the field are most commonly found while those with 10 to 20 years of experience are harder to spot. The rarest group is the one with the most experience to boot—more than 20 years.