$49,612
Avg. Salary

Average additional compensation for this job:

Bonus

$700

Profit Sharing

$1,200

An average Recreation Director in the United States can expect to take home roughly $49K per year. The majority of Recreation Directors claim high levels of job satisfaction. A large number report receiving medical coverage from their employers and a fair number collect dental insurance. Participants in PayScale's salary questionnaire provided the particulars of this report.

$33,771 - $71,976
$34K
$50K
$72K
MEDIAN: $49,612
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50%
90%

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$13.40 - $25.40
$13
$18
$25
MEDIAN: $18.17
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50%
90%

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$0$71K
Salary $33,771 - $71,976
Bonus $0.00 - $5,943
Profit Sharing $1,200
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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$31,635 - $68,800
  • Country: United States
  • Currency: USD
  • Updated: 13 Aug 2018
  • Individuals Reporting: 341
Hourly Data $0$38
Hourly Rate $13.40 - $25.40
Overtime $10.07 - $38.01
Annual Data $0$68K
Bonus $0.00 - $5,943
Profit Sharing $1,200
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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$31,635 - $68,800
  • Country: United States
  • Currency: USD
  • Updated: 13 Aug 2018
  • Individuals Reporting: 120

Job Description for Recreation Director

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.

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Recreation Director Tasks

  • 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.

Common Career Paths for Recreation Director


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Popular Skills for Recreation Director


Recreation Directors note just a narrow range of job skills. Most notably, skills in Budget Management, Program Management, People Management, and Event Management are correlated to pay that is above average. Skills that seem to negatively impact pay include Event Management. Those familiar with Budget Management also tend to know People Management.

Pay by Experience Level for Recreation Director

Pay by Experience for a Recreation Director has a positive trend. An entry-level Recreation Director with less than 5 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $39,000 based on 85 salaries provided by anonymous users. Average total compensation includes tips, bonus, and overtime pay. A Recreation Director with mid-career experience which includes employees with 5 to 10 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $45,000 based on 86 salaries. An experienced Recreation Director which includes employees with 10 to 20 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $51,000 based on 78 salaries. A Recreation Director with late-career experience which includes employees with greater than 20 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $53,000 based on 41 salaries.

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Key Stats for Recreation Director

Gender

Female
62 %
Male
38 %

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 70 votes.
Less than 1 year
1%
1-4 years
26%
5-9 years
27%
10-19 years
30%
20 years or more
16%

Experience Affects Recreation Director Salaries

▲15%

▲11%

National Average
$46,000

▼3%

▼15%

Skills That Affect Recreation Director Salaries


National Average
$46,000


People Management
▼2%

Event Management
▼6%

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 70 votes.

Gender

Female
62 %
Male
38 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
1%
1-4 years
26%
5-9 years
27%
10-19 years
30%
20 years or more
16%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 82%
dental benefits
Dental: 71%
vision benefits
Vision: 55%
no benefits
None: 15%