A Recreation Director earns an average salary of $42,643 per year. Experience strongly influences pay for this job. The highest paying skills associated with this job are People Management, Budget Management, Program Management, and Operations Management.
Recreation Director Total Pay (?
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$29,800 - $66,389
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43K
54K
66K
MEDIAN: $42,643
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Recreation Director Total Pay (?
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$11.81 - $24.70
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MEDIAN: $15.00
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National Salary Data

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$0$23K$46K$69K
Salary
$29,800 - $66,389  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $5,195  
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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$26,331 - $65,359  
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Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 23 Apr 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 199
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$16$32$48
Hourly Rate
$11.81 - $24.70  
   
Overtime
$1.64 - $45.37  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$32K$64K$96K
Bonus
$0.00 - $5,195  
   
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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$26,331 - $65,359  
PayScale
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 23 Apr 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 199
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Job Description for Recreation Director
  • 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.
Pay by Experience Level for Recreation Director
Median of all compensation (including tips, bonus, and overtime) by years of experience.
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Experience Affects Recreation Director Salaries

Late-Career
up arrow 39%
Experienced
up arrow 20%
National Average
$40,000
Mid-Career
up arrow 1%
Entry-Level
up arrow 14%

Skills That Affect Recreation Director Salaries

People Management
up arrow 50%
Budget Management
up arrow 41%
Operations Management
up arrow 13%
National Average
$40,000
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Gender
Female
55%
female alumni
 
Male
45%
male alumni
Years of Experience
Less than 1 year
1%
1-4 years
28%
5-9 years
29%
10-19 years
28%
20 years or more
15%
Common Health Benefits
medical benefits Medical: 77% dental benefits Dental: 64%
vision benefits Vision: 46% employee benefits None: 22%
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