The average Recreation Manager in the United States can expect to rake in roughly $43K annually. Medical benefits are awarded to most, and a strong majority earn dental coverage. Job satisfaction is reported as high by the vast majority of workers. Women are just slightly outnumbered, with male Recreation Managers making up 54 percent of survey respondents. The numbers in this rundown were provided by PayScale's salary survey participants.
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$30,914 - $69,138
(Median)
$31K
$43K
$69K
MEDIAN: $42,846
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90%

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$11.66 - $36.00
(Median)
$12
$16
$36
MEDIAN: $15.00
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National Salary Data (?
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$0$24K$48K$72K
Salary
$30,914 - $69,138  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $2,980  
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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$29,635 - $69,003  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 28 Oct 2016 | Individuals Reporting: 93
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$13$26$39
Hourly Rate
$11.66 - $36.00  
   
Overtime
$25.83  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$26K$52K$78K
Bonus
$0.00 - $2,980  
   
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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$29,635 - $69,003  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 28 Oct 2016 | Individuals Reporting: 21
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Pay by Experience Level for Recreation Manager

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


Recreation Managers generally obtain higher compensation for more plentiful past experience. Relatively untried employees who have fewer than five years of experience earn around $36K on average. People who have worked for five to 10 years can expect a higher median salary of $42K. Recreation Managers who work for 10 to 20 years in their occupation tend to earn about $46K. Seasoned workers who boast more than two decades of relevant experience enjoy a median salary of $64K, 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 53%

Experienced
up arrow 10%

Mid-Career
0%

National Average
$42,000

Entry-Level
up arrow 14%

Skills That Affect Recreation Manager Salaries

Program Management
up arrow 24%

Budget Management
up arrow 21%

National Average
$42,000

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 12 votes.

Gender

Female
46 %
Male
54 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
2%
1-4 years
32%
5-9 years
26%
10-19 years
25%
20 years or more
15%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 81%
dental benefits
Dental: 73%
medical benefits
Vision: 65%
dental benefits
None: 17%
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