Recreation Coordinator Salary

It's impossible to make it big as a Recreation Coordinators in the United States; the average employee scrapes together only around $37K annually. Earnings sit near $25K on the lower side but can approach $49K per year on the higher side. Job satisfaction for Recreation Coordinators is high. Medical benefits are awarded to most, and a strong majority earn dental coverage. Women Recreation Coordinators who took the survey just slightly outnumber men. This report is based on responses to the PayScale salary survey.
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$27,021 - $49,106

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$10.29 - $23.74

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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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$25,484 - $49,138  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 18 Jul 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 130
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$13$26$39
Hourly Rate
$10.29 - $23.74  
   
Overtime
$15.10 - $38.87  
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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$25,484 - $49,138  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 18 Jul 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 95
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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 typically list a handful of skills they use on the job. Organizing and Program Management are considered valuable skills and can increase employee pay by 8 percent and 8 percent, respectively. Skills that are correlated to lower pay, on the other hand, include 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. Someone who has worked for fewer than five years earns around $34K on average. Individuals with five to 10 years of experience don't get much more, though; the average income in this group is $36K. After working for 10 to 20 years, Recreation Coordinators make a median salary of $41K. Survey participants who have worked for more than two decades report bringing in $52K on average.

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Experience Affects Recreation Coordinator Salaries

Late-Career
up arrow 44%

Experienced
up arrow 15%

Mid-Career
up arrow 1%

National Average
$36,000

Entry-Level
up arrow 4%

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
54 %
Male
46 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
3%
1-4 years
45%
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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