Avg. Base Salary (USD)
The average salary for a Recreation Director is $48,858
What is the Pay by Experience Level for Recreation Directors?
An entry-level Recreation Director with less than 1 year experience can expect to earn an average total compensation (includes tips, bonus, and overtime pay) of $40,337 based on 13 salaries. An early career Recreation Director with 1-4 years of experience earns an average total compensation of $43,043 based on 75 salaries. A …Read more
What Do Recreation Directors Do?
Recreation directors are often responsible for overseeing the daily operations of a recreational facility. They usually work for park and recreation centers, community centers, public parks, or other institutions that organize recreational activities. They create recreation programs. They manage staff and must make sure that they hire the right people for the right activities. They conduct performance evaluations in a timely manner.
Depending on what programs and services are provided, …Read more
- Develop, plan, and implement enjoyable programs and activities for guests to promote fitness, wellness and enrichment.
- Supervise recreation events to ensure that they meet specific goals, guests' interests and needs and corporate philosophies.
- Keep records to improve future recreation planning, documenting guest reception and participation.
- Manage, develop and lead recreation staff by recruiting, interviewing, hiring, training, and reviewing the performance of all staff employees.