Recreation Coordinator Salary

Recreation Coordinators in the United States can expect only a modest salary, with average pay of just $37K annually. Lower pay rates hover around $25K, and the higher rates verge on $51K per year. Women Recreation Coordinators who took the survey just slightly outnumber men. The majority of workers are highly satisfied with their job. Most report receiving medical coverage from their employers and a strong majority collect dental insurance. The data in this summary comes from the PayScale salary survey.
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$27,288 - $50,188
(Median)
$27K
$37K
$50K
MEDIAN: $36,876
10%
50%
90%

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$10.23 - $24.62
(Median)
$10
$16
$25
MEDIAN: $15.00
10%
50%
90%

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National Salary Data (?
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$0$17K$34K$51K
Salary
$27,288 - $50,188  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $1,350  
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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$25,215 - $50,523  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 12 Jan 2016 | Individuals Reporting: 133
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$16$32$48
Hourly Rate
$10.23 - $24.62  
   
Overtime
$14.54 - $45.23  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$32K$64K$96K
Bonus
$0.00 - $1,350  
   
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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$25,215 - $50,523  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 12 Jan 2016 | Individuals Reporting: 126
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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.

Common Career Paths for Recreation Coordinator


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Recreation Coordinators who transition into a Parks and Recreation Director role may receive large pay increases as the latter position pays an average $50K per year.

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Recreation Coordinators report using a wide range of professional skills. Most notably, skills in Customer Service, Organizing, Program Management, and Oral / Verbal Communication are correlated to pay that is above average, with boosts in pay of 10 percent. Skills that pay less than market rate include Event Planning.

Pay by Experience Level for Recreation Coordinator

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


For many Recreation Coordinators, extensive experience does not lead to significantly more money. During their first five years in the workforce, individuals in this position earn $34K on average. Survey participants with five to 10 years under their belts see an only a slightly bigger average of $36K. Recreation Coordinators claiming one to two decades of experience make an estimated median of $41K. Recreation Coordinators who have acquired more than two decades of experience generally do see greater compensation; their average income is approximately $48K.

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Experience Affects Recreation Coordinator Salaries

Late-Career
up arrow 34%

Experienced
up arrow 15%

Mid-Career
0%

National Average
$36,000

Entry-Level
up arrow 5%

Skills That Affect Recreation Coordinator Salaries

Customer Service
up arrow 10%

Program Management
up arrow 9%

Organizing
up arrow 9%

National Average
$36,000

Oral / Verbal Communication
up arrow 2%

Event Planning
up arrow 13%

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 30 votes.

Gender

Female
54 %
Male
46 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
4%
1-4 years
45%
5-9 years
29%
10-19 years
18%
20 years or more
4%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 80%
dental benefits
Dental: 72%
medical benefits
Vision: 55%
dental benefits
None: 17%
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