Average Experienced Parks and Recreation Director with Operations Management Skills Salary

$62,139
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The average salary for an Experienced Parks and Recreation Director with Operations Management skills is $62,139.
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$41k
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MEDIAN $62,139
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$41k - $114k
Total Pay
$43k - $113k

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Job Description for Parks and Recreation Director

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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Popular Skills for Parks and Recreation Director

Skills in People Management and Strategic Project Management are correlated to pay that is above average. Skills that pay less than market rate include Budget Management.

Pay by Experience Level for Parks and Recreation Director

An entry-level Parks and Recreation Director with less than 1 year experience can expect to earn an average total compensation (includes tips, bonus, and overtime pay) of $40,918 based on 14 salaries. An early career Parks and Recreation Director with 1-4 years of experience earns an average total compensation of $44,832 based on 32 salaries. A mid-career Parks and Recreation Director with 5-9 years of experience earns an average total compensation of $56,226 based on 26 salaries. In their late career (20 years and higher), employees earn an average total compensation of $87,077.

Years of Experience

This data is based on 104 survey responses.
Entry Level
13.5%
Early Career
30.8%
Mid Career
25.0%
Late Career
30.8%