A Parks and Recreation Director earns an average salary of $51,574 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, Budget Management, Project Management, and Operations Management.
Parks and Recreation Director Total Pay (?
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$30,899 - $100,213
(Median)
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MEDIAN: $51,573
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Parks and Recreation Director Total Pay (?
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$11.80 - $25.17
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MEDIAN: $15.00
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National Salary Data

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$0$50K$100K$150K
Salary
$30,899 - $100,213  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $3,827  
Total Pay (?
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$29,540 - $96,975  
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Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 16 Apr 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 279
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$17$34$51
Hourly Rate
$11.80 - $25.17  
   
Overtime
$0.00 - $48.48  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$50K$100K$150K
Bonus
$0.00 - $3,827  
   
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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$29,540 - $96,975  
PayScale
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 16 Apr 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 279
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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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Experience Affects Parks and Recreation Director Salaries

Late-Career
up arrow 38%
Experienced
up arrow 23%
National Average
$50,000
Mid-Career
up arrow 2%
Entry-Level
up arrow 28%

Skills That Affect Parks and Recreation Director Salaries

People Management
up arrow 27%
Operations Management
up arrow 11%
Project Management
up arrow 11%
National Average
$50,000
Customer Relationship Management (CRM)
up arrow 32%
Job Satisfaction
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Rated 5 out of 5 based on 75 votes.
Gender
Female
30%
female alumni
 
Male
70%
male alumni
Years of Experience
Less than 1 year
2%
1-4 years
28%
5-9 years
20%
10-19 years
27%
20 years or more
24%
Common Health Benefits
medical benefits Medical: 89% dental benefits Dental: 72%
vision benefits Vision: 55% employee benefits None: 11%
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