Average Parks and Recreation Director Salary

$59,650
Avg. Base Salary (USD)
10%
$38k
MEDIAN
$60k
90%
$85k

The average salary for a Parks and Recreation Director is $59,650

Base Salary
$38k - $85k
Bonus
$916 - $5k
Profit Sharing
$0 - $1k
Total Pay
$35k - $84k
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What Do Parks and Recreation Directors Do?

Parks and Recreation Director Tasks
  • Develop and implement plans for the parks and recreation system, and direct the collection and analysis of data to support planning.
  • Under the direction of the city manager operate a city's park system and recreational programs.
  • Facilitate communication of parks and recreation department activities, programs, and projects to the public.
  • Oversee parks and recreation staff, assign tasks, supervise work, and provide training.
  • Administer the parks and recreation budget to ensure that funds are spent efficiently and projects remain within budget.
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FAQs About Parks and Recreation Directors

What is the highest pay for Parks and Recreation Directors?

Our data indicates that the highest pay for a Parks and Recreation Director is $85k / year

What is the lowest pay for Parks and Recreation Directors?

Our data indicates that the lowest pay for a Parks and Recreation Director is $38k / year

How can Parks and Recreation Directors increase their salary?

Increasing your pay as a Parks and Recreation Director is possible in different ways. Change of employer: Consider a career move to a new employer that is willing to pay higher for your skills. Level of Education: Gaining advanced degrees may allow this role to increase their income potential and qualify for promotions. Managing Experience: If you are a Parks and Recreation Director that oversees more junior Parks and Recreation Directors, this experience can increase the likelihood to earn more.