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Recreation Coordinator Salary

Recreation Coordinators in the United States can expect only a modest salary, with average pay of just $36K annually. The income range spans the entire spectrum between $25K and $49K per year. Most enjoy medical while a strong majority get dental coverage. Vision coverage is also available to over one-half. Women make up a slight majority of Recreation Coordinators (56 percent) survey respondents. Job satisfaction for Recreation Coordinators is high. The data for this synopsis comes from respondents who took the PayScale salary survey.
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$27,066 - $48,641
(Median)
$27K
$36K
$49K
MEDIAN: $36,463
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50%
90%

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$10.27 - $23.84
(Median)
$10
$16
$24
MEDIAN: $16.00
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National Salary Data (?
XAll compensation data shown are gross, national 10th to 90th percentile ranges. Pay can vary greatly by location. To view local data, take the PayScale survey.
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$0$17K$34K$51K
Salary
$27,066 - $48,641  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $502  
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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$24,629 - $48,985  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 2 May 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 132
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$13$26$39
Hourly Rate
$10.27 - $23.84  
   
Overtime
$15.32 - $38.54  
National Annualized Data (?
XAll compensation data shown are gross, national 10th to 90th percentile ranges. Pay can vary greatly by location. To view local data, take the PayScale survey.
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$0$26K$52K$78K
Bonus
$0.00 - $502  
   
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).
)
$24,629 - $48,985  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 2 May 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 104

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Job Description for Recreation Coordinator

A recreation coordinator's job is to ensure that people enjoy sports, fitness, and leisure facilities to the fullest extent. The coordinator will typically be employed by recreation facilities, and he or she may work for an organization like a public parks department. One can also find recreation coordinators employed at summer camps and at large resorts. The coordinator works to schedule activities and times that allow fair use of recreation and fitness equipment. The coordinator may also be required to oversee and supervise public leagues and team sports, helping to schedule ball fields and basketball courts as required.

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Recreation Coordinator Tasks

  • Compile feedback and metrics to understand needs and identify future goals.
  • Work with community, instructors, site maintenance and other groups to ensure quality experiences.
  • Identify activities, coordinate site and instruction needs and ensure community programs happen as scheduled.
  • Purchase, monitor and clean supplies and inventory to ensure readiness.

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Just a handful of professional skills are reported by Recreation Coordinators who took the survey. Organizing and Program Management are considered valuable skills and can increase employee pay by 9 percent and 9 percent, respectively. At the other end of the pay range are skills like Event Planning.

Pay by Experience Level for Recreation Coordinator

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


In general, experience and pay appear to be strongly linked; those with more experience usually bring in higher incomes. People who have worked for fewer than five years earn around $34K, and folks with five to 10 years of experience see a modestly higher median of $36K. After working for 10 to 20 years, Recreation Coordinators make a median salary of $42K. Recreation Coordinators who have acquired more than 20 years of relevant experience earn significantly more than folks with fewer years on their resumes; the average income in this veteran group is $52K.

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Experience Affects Recreation Coordinator Salaries

Late-Career
up arrow 44%

Experienced
up arrow 18%

Mid-Career
up arrow 1%

National Average
$36,000

Entry-Level
up arrow 4%

Skills That Affect Recreation Coordinator Salaries

Program Management
up arrow 9%

Organizing
up arrow 9%

National Average
$36,000

Event Planning
up arrow 13%

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 40 votes.

Gender

Female
56 %
Male
44 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
3%
1-4 years
46%
5-9 years
32%
10-19 years
17%
20 years or more
3%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits Medical: 82% dental benefits Dental: 75%
vision benefits Vision: 54% employee benefits None: 15%
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