Recreational Specialists in the United States can expect only a modest salary, with average pay of just $37K annually. Women make up a slight majority of Recreational Specialists (57 percent) survey respondents. Most Recreational Specialists report high levels of job satisfaction. Medical benefits are awarded to most, and a strong majority earn dental coverage.

$24,793 - $50,483
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$37K
$50K
MEDIAN: $36,918
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$9.83 - $21.64
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MEDIAN: $15.00
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National Salary Data (?
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$0$17K$34K$51K
Salary
$24,793 - $50,483  
   
Bonus
$450.00  
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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$22,818 - $47,118  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 18 Jan 2017 | Individuals Reporting: 47
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$11$22$33
Hourly Rate
$9.83 - $21.64  
   
Hourly Tips
$3.50  
Overtime
$24.02  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$22K$44K$66K
Bonus
$450.00  
   
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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$22,818 - $47,118  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 18 Jan 2017 | Individuals Reporting: 43

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Common Career Paths for Recreational Specialist


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Many Recreational Specialists move into a Recreation Supervisor role, which does not lead to a big boost in pay. Recreation Supervisors on average bring in a similar salary to Recreational Specialists.

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Pay by Experience Level for Recreational Specialist

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


Workers with less than five years' experience earn around $34K on average, and those who have five to 10 years under their belts see a higher median salary of $35K. For Recreational Specialists, 10 to 20 years of experience on the job amounts to an average salary of $34K. Seasoned workers who boast more than two decades of relevant experience enjoy a median salary of $48K, which is substantially larger than the medians reported by folks with fewer years on their resumes.

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Key Stats for Recreational Specialist

Gender

Female
57 %
Male
43 %

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 12 votes.
Less than 1 year
2%
1-4 years
38%
5-9 years
34%
10-19 years
19%
20 years or more
7%
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Experience Affects Recreational Specialist Salaries

Late-Career
up arrow 41%

Mid-Career
up arrow 3%

National Average
$34,000

Entry-Level
up arrow 1%

Experienced
up arrow 1%

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 12 votes.

Gender

Female
57 %
Male
43 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
2%
1-4 years
38%
5-9 years
34%
10-19 years
19%
20 years or more
7%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 86%
dental benefits
Dental: 79%
vision benefits
Vision: 64%
dental benefits
None: 14%
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