Average Experienced Parks and Recreation Director with Budget Management Skills Salary

$62,152
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$250
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The average salary for an Experienced Parks and Recreation Director with Budget Management skills is $62,152.
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$41k
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$62k
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$114k
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MEDIAN $62,152
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Salary
$41k - $114k
Bonus
$0 - $250
Total Pay
$41k - $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 Operations Management, People Management and Strategic Project Management are correlated to pay that is above average.

Pay by Experience Level for Parks and Recreation Director

An early career Parks and Recreation Director with 1-4 years of experience earns an average total compensation (includes tips, bonus, and overtime pay) of $45,465 based on 45 salaries. A mid-career Parks and Recreation Director with 5-9 years of experience earns an average total compensation of $59,554 based on 37 salaries. In their late career (20 years and higher), employees earn an average total compensation of $87,568.

Years of Experience

This data is based on 119 survey responses.
Early Career
37.8%
Mid Career
31.1%
Late Career
31.1%