Recreation Specialist - Federal Salaries of 2021
Pay Rates for "Recreation Specialist"How much does a Recreation Specialist in the federal government get paid? $69,513.26* *Based on the 2021 average.
Recreation Specialist was the 201st most popular job in the U.S. Government in 2021, with 681 employed. The most common payscale was the gs employees in grades 3 through 10 paid a law enforcement officer special base rate payscale.
In 2021, the Bureau of Prisons/Federal Prison System hired the most employees titled Recreation Specialist, with an average salary of $70,250.
Government Recreation Specialist jobs are classified under the General Schedule (GS) payscale. The minimum paygrade for a Recreation Specialist job is GS-4, and the highest paygrade that can be attained within this job series is GS-15. Remember that the starting and maximum yearly pay listed above reflect base pay only - your actual salary will be higher based on the Locality Pay Adjustment for the area in which you work.
This occupation includes positions where the paramount requirement is for a general knowledge of the goals, principles, methods, and techniques of the broad field of recreation in evaluating recreation needs and in planning, organizing, advising on, and administering recreation activities and programs which promote the physical, creative, and social development of participants.
Agencies that have hired a Recreation Specialist
|Agency||Employees Hired||Average Salary|
|Bureau of Prisons/Federal Prison System||590||$70,250.45|
|U.S. Coast Guard||21||$70,905.67|
|Veterans Health Administration||19||$62,828.47|
|Indian Health Service||13||$57,085.54|
|Armed Forces Retirement Home||6||$74,132.67|
|Immigration and Customs Enforcement||4||$0.00|
|National Park Service||2||$73,567.00|
|Program Support Center||1||$94,627.00|
|Federal Law Enforcement Training Centers||1||$77,582.00|
Recreation Specialist Pay Distribution
The average pay for a Recreation Specialist is $69,513.26. The highest paid Recreation Specialist made $112,752 in 2021.
Common Recreation Specialist Payscales
|Payscale||Number of Recreation Specialist Employees|
|GL - Gs Employees In Grades 3 Through 10 Paid A Law Enforcement Officer Special Base Rate||500|
|GS - General Schedule||177|
|* - Invalid||4|
|Starting Paygrade:||$27,782.00 / year base pay at paygrade GS-4, Step 1|
|Maximum Paygrade:||$146,757.00 / year base pay at paygrade GS-15, Step 10|
|Category:||Administrative and Management|
|Occupation Family:||0100 SOCIAL SCIENCE, PSYCHOLOGY, AND WELFARE GROUP|
Other Jobs at the GS-4 Paygrade
GS-4 is the starting paygrade for Recreation Specialist jobs. Here are some other Federal Government jobs that can be held by employees at the GS-4 paygrade.
|Occupation||Occupation Category||Starting Paygrade||Maximum Paygrade|
|Cargo Scheduling||Technical and Medical Support||GS-1||GS-9|
|Consumer Safety Inspection||Technical and Medical Support||GS-1||GS-9|
|Dental Assistant||Technical and Medical Support||GS-1||GS-9|
|Closed Microphone Reporting||Clerical and Administrative Support||GS-1||GS-9|
|Compliance Inspection and Support||Clerical and Administrative Support||GS-1||GS-9|
Average Recreation Specialist Pay Trend from 2004 to 2021
In 2004, the average pay for a Recreation Specialist was $50,623. Since then, the average pay has increased to $69,513 in 2021.
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