Recreation Manager Salary

Median pay for Recreation Managers in the United States is around $44K per year. Women are just slightly outnumbered, with male Recreation Managers making up 52 percent of survey respondents. A large number enjoy medical while a fair number get dental coverage. Vision coverage is also available to a majority. Most Recreation Managers like their work and job satisfaction is high. The figures in this rundown are based on the results of PayScale's salary questionnaire.
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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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90%

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National Salary Data (?
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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 (?
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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).
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$29,727 - $70,629  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 12 Jan 2016 | Individuals Reporting: 30
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Typical Recreation Managers report a focused set of job 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.


Recreation Managers who reported more years of relevant experience also reported higher earnings. The average inexperienced worker earns $37K, and someone who has worked for five to 10 years can expect a bigger median salary of $46K. After working for 10 to 20 years, Recreation Managers make a median salary of $47K. Old hands who claim more than two decades on the job enjoy average earnings of $59K.

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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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