Recreation Coordinator Salary

Recreation Coordinators in the United States may have to scrimp and save; the median compensation is $37K per year. Lower pay rates hover around $26K, and the higher rates verge on $49K per year. A large number report receiving medical coverage from their employers and a fair number collect dental insurance. Men are slightly outnumbered by their female counterparts who answered the questionnaire, who make up a slight majority at 53 percent. Job satisfaction is high and work is enjoyable for most Recreation Coordinators. The numbers in this rundown were provided by PayScale's salary survey participants.
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$27,021 - $49,106
(Median)
$27K
$37K
$49K
MEDIAN: $36,508
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90%

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$10.40 - $24.10
(Median)
$10
$17
$24
MEDIAN: $16.00
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National Salary Data (?
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$0$17K$34K$51K
Salary
$27,021 - $49,106  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $515  
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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$25,613 - $49,446  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 2 Jul 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 130
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$13$26$39
Hourly Rate
$10.40 - $24.10  
   
Overtime
$15.32 - $38.54  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$26K$52K$78K
Bonus
$0.00 - $515  
   
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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$25,613 - $49,446  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 2 Jul 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 100
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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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Recreation Coordinators only report a few specific skills. Organizing and Program Management are considered valuable skills and can increase employee pay by 8 percent and 8 percent, respectively. Skills that seem to negatively impact pay include Event Planning.

Pay by Experience Level for Recreation Coordinator

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


Recreation Coordinators who reported more years of relevant experience also reported higher earnings. Folks who are navigating the first five years of their careers have a median salary of approximately $34K in this position. Those who have been around for five to 10 years don't get much more, though; the median salary in that group is $37K. On average, Recreation Coordinators make $42K following one to two decades on the job. Big financial gains seem to result from working for more than two decades; veterans in this group report earning $52K on average.

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Experience Affects Recreation Coordinator Salaries

Late-Career
up arrow 43%

Experienced
up arrow 17%

Mid-Career
up arrow 1%

National Average
$36,000

Entry-Level
up arrow 5%

Skills That Affect Recreation Coordinator Salaries

Program Management
up arrow 8%

Organizing
up arrow 8%

National Average
$36,000

Event Planning
up arrow 14%

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 35 votes.

Gender

Female
53 %
Male
47 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
3%
1-4 years
45%
5-9 years
31%
10-19 years
19%
20 years or more
3%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits Medical: 82% dental benefits Dental: 76%
vision benefits Vision: 53% employee benefits None: 14%
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