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2023 Park and Recreation Survey CoverResults Released: 2023 Park and Recreation Compensation Survey

By Monica Sorenson, PHR, SHRM-CP, Survey Manager
Published January 31, 2023

We are excited to announce that the results of the 2023 Park and Recreation Compensation Survey are now available!

This survey is a resource for park districts, forest preserves, golf courses, and special recreation associations. The 2023 report includes data provided by 108 Illinois organizations representing 13,285 employees in 81 positions. 

Several positions have been revised and added to this edition of the survey including Attendant, Day Camp Coordinator, Inclusion Manager, and Facilities Supervisor.

Compensation data is reported by agency type, budget category, Equalized Assessed Value (EAV), and geographic location.

The survey also includes pay increase projections for 2023.

All participants, regardless of membership status with HR Source, received a complimentary copy of the results earlier this month. Those who didn’t participate may purchase the survey here.

If you would like to receive this report free in the future, download our 2023 Survey Calendar and mark your calendar for August 22nd – October 6th, 2023, when this survey will be open for participation again. 

Spread the Word! Do you know other organizations that would like to participate? Please email us at and we will make sure they are included in future survey communications.

Need Help? Our compensation analysts are available to help you benchmark your positions and apply survey data to help you stay competitive with the market. Contact us at 800-448-4584 or

Our sincerest thanks to all the participants who contributed to this survey!