2024 Park and Recreation Compensation Survey
This survey is open to members and non-members and requires a unique web link to participate. If you have not received a link and would like to participate, or if you need it resent, please email firstname.lastname@example.org or call 800-448-4584. All participants receive a free copy of the results, regardless of membership status.
Click on the link to download the 2024 Park and Recreation Compensation Survey Questionnaire.
Click here to download Survey FAQs.
About the Survey
This survey is specifically created for the park district and special recreation industry, and will report compensation data for a total of 82 positions covering the areas of Administrative Services, Education, Facilities, Human Resources, Finance, IT, Marketing/Membership, Parks, Recreation, Food & Beverage/Concessions and Rentals.
NEW THIS YEAR
Participants of the 2024 Park and Recreation Compensation Survey will also have the option to be included in the new 2024 Park and Recreation Supplemental Report (PRSR). You can participate in both surveys using the same questionnaire!
What is the Park and Recreation Supplemental Report (PRSR)? It is an optional report to be used in addition to the main Park and Recreation Compensation Survey. The supplemental report is an excel file of compensation data by agency which will allow you to benchmark directly against other agencies who agreed to participate and share their data.
The cost to be included in the 2024 Park and Recreation Supplemental Report (PRSR) is $199. (Billed in November.)
PLEASE NOTE: By agreeing to participate in the Park and Recreation Supplemental Report (PRSR), you allow us to publish your responses, identified by your agency's name.
Earn HRCI Credit for Participating in this Survey
The HR Certification Institute (HRCI) grants one leadership credit per year for participating in compensation or benefit surveys. The leadership category “recognizes the importance of giving back to the profession by contributing your professional knowledge to the community,” according to the HRCI website.
In order for survey participation to qualify, the HRCI requires that the survey be extensive, and excludes short online surveys. This survey qualifies for credit.
To claim your HRCI credit, follow the directions on the confirmation page after submitting your survey. This page also serves as proof of participation when applying. The HRCI allows one credit per year to be earned by survey participation, in each year of the three-year certification cycle.