Recreation Director Salary

Recreation Directors in the United States take home approximately $49K annually on average. Most Recreation Directors like their work and job satisfaction is high. Medical benefits are awarded to a strong majority, and a fair number earn dental coverage. Women account for the majority of Recreation Directors who responded to the questionnaire — 67 percent to be exact. The numbers in this rundown were provided by PayScale's salary survey participants.

$31,515 - $69,624
$32K
$49K
$70K
MEDIAN: $48,563
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50%
90%

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$12.58 - $25.83
$13
$18
$26
MEDIAN: $17.82
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National Salary Data (?
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$0$24K$48K$72K
Salary
$31,515 - $69,624  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $5,990  
Profit Sharing
$1,000  
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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$30,268 - $67,044  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 25 Mar 2017 | Individuals Reporting: 165
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$17$34$51
Hourly Rate
$12.58 - $25.83  
   
Overtime
$0.00 - $50.42  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$50K$100K$150K
Bonus
$0.00 - $5,990  
   
Profit Sharing
$1,000  
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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$30,268 - $67,044  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 25 Mar 2017 | Individuals Reporting: 60

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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

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

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Popular Skills for Recreation Director


Recreation Directors note just a narrow range of job skills. Most notably, skills in Budget Management, Program Management, People Management, and Event Management are correlated to pay that is above average. Skills that seem to negatively impact pay include Event Management. Most people familiar with Budget Management also know People Management.

Pay by Experience Level for Recreation Director

Pay by Experience for a Recreation Director has a positive trend. An entry-level Recreation Director with less than 5 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $39,000 based on 85 salaries provided by anonymous users. Average total compensation includes tips, bonus, and overtime pay. A Recreation Director with mid-career experience which includes employees with 5 to 10 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $45,000 based on 86 salaries. An experienced Recreation Director which includes employees with 10 to 20 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $51,000 based on 78 salaries. A Recreation Director with late-career experience which includes employees with greater than 20 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $53,000 based on 41 salaries.

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Key Stats for Recreation Director

Gender

Female
67 %
Male
33 %

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 32 votes.
Less than 1 year
1%
1-4 years
27%
5-9 years
26%
10-19 years
28%
20 years or more
18%
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Experience Affects Recreation Director Salaries

▲17%

▲14%

▼0%

National Average
$45,000

▼13%

Skills That Affect Recreation Director Salaries



People Management
▼0%

National Average
$45,000

Event Management
▼4%

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 32 votes.

Gender

Female
67 %
Male
33 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
1%
1-4 years
27%
5-9 years
26%
10-19 years
28%
20 years or more
18%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 80%
dental benefits
Dental: 71%
vision benefits
Vision: 53%
no benefits
None: 16%