Recreation Manager Salary

Recreation Managers in the United States take home an average $44K annually. Job satisfaction for Recreation Managers is high. Most report receiving medical coverage from their employers and a strong majority collect dental insurance. Men working as Recreation Managers who took the survey just slightly outnumber women at 52 percent. Respondents to the PayScale salary survey provided the data for this report.
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$30,232 - $69,249
(Median)
$30K
$44K
$69K
MEDIAN: $43,937
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90%

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$11.53 - $40.77
(Median)
$12
$17
$41
MEDIAN: $16.00
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50%
90%

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National Salary Data (?
XAll compensation data shown are gross 10th to 90th percentile ranges. Take the PayScale Survey to find out how location influences pay for this job.
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$0$24K$48K$72K
Salary
$30,232 - $69,249  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $2,424  
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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$29,727 - $70,629  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 12 Jan 2016 | Individuals Reporting: 130
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$14$28$42
Hourly Rate
$11.53 - $40.77  
   
Hourly Tips
$1.82  
Overtime
$22.13  
National Annualized Data (?
XAll compensation data shown are gross 10th to 90th percentile ranges. Take the PayScale Survey to find out how location influences pay for this job.
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$0$28K$56K$84K
Bonus
$0.00 - $2,424  
   
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).
)
$29,727 - $70,629  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 12 Jan 2016 | Individuals Reporting: 30
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Recreation Managers report a narrow range of specific skills. Most notably, facility with Program Management and Budget Management are correlated to pay that is significantly above average, leading to increases of 20 percent and 17 percent, respectively.

Pay by Experience Level for Recreation Manager

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


Experience seems to be a major factor in determining the incomes of Recreation Managers. People who have worked for fewer than five years bring home $37K on average. Median compensation in the five-to-10 year group, however, is higher at approximately $46K. Recreation Managers claiming one to two decades of experience make an estimated median of $47K. Seasoned workers who boast more than two decades of relevant experience enjoy a median salary of $59K, which is substantially larger than the medians reported by folks with fewer years on their resumes.

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Experience Affects Recreation Manager Salaries

Late-Career
up arrow 37%

Experienced
up arrow 8%

Mid-Career
up arrow 5%

National Average
$43,000

Entry-Level
up arrow 15%

Skills That Affect Recreation Manager Salaries

Program Management
up arrow 20%

Budget Management
up arrow 17%

National Average
$43,000

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 19 votes.

Gender

Female
48 %
Male
52 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
3%
1-4 years
29%
5-9 years
23%
10-19 years
32%
20 years or more
13%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 85%
dental benefits
Dental: 79%
medical benefits
Vision: 61%
dental benefits
None: 13%
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