Recreation Director Salary

An average Recreation Director in the United States can expect to take home roughly $44K annually. Pay generally varies between $30K and $68K per year. Job satisfaction for Recreation Directors is high. A strong majority report receiving medical coverage from their employers and the greater part collect dental insurance. Men are slightly outnumbered by their female counterparts who answered the questionnaire, who make up a slight majority at 53 percent.

$30,723 - $70,655
(Median)
$31K
$44K
$71K
MEDIAN: $43,921
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90%

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$12.56 - $28.71
(Median)
$13
$17
$29
MEDIAN: $16.00
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National Salary Data (?
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$0$24K$48K$72K
Salary
$30,723 - $70,655  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $4,983  
Profit Sharing
$1,583  
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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$29,587 - $68,499  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 12 Jan 2016 | Individuals Reporting: 235
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$12$24$36
Hourly Rate
$12.56 - $28.71  
   
Overtime
$1.43 - $31.82  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$24K$48K$72K
Bonus
$0.00 - $4,983  
   
Profit Sharing
$1,583  
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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$29,587 - $68,499  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 12 Jan 2016 | Individuals Reporting: 68
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Job Description for Recreation Director

Recreation directors are often responsible for overseeing the daily operations of a recreational facility. They usually work for park and recreation centers, community centers, public parks, or other institutions that organize recreational activities. They create recreation programs. They manage staff and must make sure that they hire the right people for the right activities. They conduct performance evaluations in a timely manner.

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Recreation Director Tasks

  • Supervise recreation events to ensure that they meet specific goals, guests’ interests and needs and corporate philosophies.
  • Manage, develop and lead recreation staff by recruiting, interviewing, hiring, training, and reviewing the performance of all staff employees.
  • Develop, plan, and implement enjoyable programs and activities for guests to promote fitness, wellness and enrichment.
  • Keep records to improve future recreation planning, documenting guest reception and participation.

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Recreation Directors report a narrow range of specific skills. Most notably, skills in Budget Management, People Management, Program Management, and Event Management are correlated to pay that is above average, with boosts between 4 percent and 10 percent. Program Management is a skill commonly found among those who know Budget Management.

Pay by Experience Level for Recreation Director

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


Experience is an important factor influencing the compensation of Recreation Directors. Someone who has worked for fewer than five years earns around $36K on average. Individuals with five to 10 years of experience don't get much more, though; the average income in this group is $41K. After working for 10 to 20 years, Recreation Directors make a median salary of $49K. Big financial gains seem to result from working for more than two decades; veterans in this group report earning $60K on average.

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Experience Affects Recreation Director Salaries

Late-Career
up arrow 42%

Experienced
up arrow 17%

National Average
$42,000

Mid-Career
up arrow 3%

Entry-Level
up arrow 14%

Skills That Affect Recreation Director Salaries


People Management
up arrow 6%

Program Management
up arrow 4%

Event Management
up arrow 2%

National Average
$42,000

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 46 votes.

Gender

Female
53 %
Male
47 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
1%
1-4 years
30%
5-9 years
24%
10-19 years
32%
20 years or more
14%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 80%
dental benefits
Dental: 67%
medical benefits
Vision: 54%
dental benefits
None: 18%
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