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Recreation Leader Salary
in Chicago, Illinois

$28,477 (USD)

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Last updated: May 21, 2019

Salary Recap

The average pay for a Recreation Leader is $28,477 a year and $14 an hour in Chicago, Illinois, United States. The average salary range for a Recreation Leader is between $24,959 and $33,315. This compensation analysis is based on salary survey data collected directly from employers and anonymous employees in Chicago, Illinois.

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Job Summary

  • Conducts recreation activities with assigned groups in public department of voluntary agency: organizes, promotes, and develops interest in activities, such as arts and crafts, sports, games, music, dramatics, social recreation, camping, and hobbies.
  • Cooperates with other staff members in conducting community wide events and works with neighborhood groups to determine recreation interests and needs of persons of all ages.
  • Works under close supervision of recreation supervisor.
  • Cooperates with recreation and nonrecreation personnel when in agency setting, such as settlement house, institution for children or aged, hospital, armed services, or penal institution.
Recreation Leader Job Prevalence in Chicago, Illinois, United States

Job family: Recreation Workers

Job family population: 352,350

Estimated population of Recreation Leader jobs: 52,687

Rate of error: 1.0%

Salary Potential

Estimated salary in 2024:
5 Year Change:
16 %


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Description: Chicago ( (listen), locally also ), officially the City of Chicago, is the most populous city in Illinois, as well as the third most populous city in the United States. With an estimated population of 2,716,450 (2017), it is the most populous city in the Midwest. Chicago is the principal city of the Chicago metropolitan area, often referred to as Chicagoland, and the county seat of Cook County, the second most populous county in the United States. The metropolitan area, at nearly 10 million people, is the third-largest in the United States. Located on the shores of freshwater Lake Michigan, Chicago was incorporated...

Recreation Leader Job Listings for Chicago, Illinois

Sports & Recreation Director
Apr 27
Valparaiso, IN, USA
Valparaiso Family YMCA
POSITION SUMMARY This position supports the work of the Y, a leading nonprofit committed to ... The Associate Director of Recreation works collaboratively with the Sr. Director of Operations to ...
Recreation Therapist
Feb 24
Chicago, IL, USA
Aunt Martha's Health & Wellness
The Recreation Therapist position balances physical and behavioral therapy and utilizes modalities such as games, music, sports, drama, art and dance to support the client in reaching their care ...
Activity Assistant
May 21
Hinsdale, United States
HCR ManorCare
Be a part of the team leading the nation in healthcare. Location 468 - ManorCare Health Services - Hinsdale, Illinois Education Requirements High School Diploma with course work in recreation is ...
Camp & Program Director
Apr 4
Northbrook, IL, USA
North Suburban YMCA
The Camp & Program Director is an outstanding educational leader and program visionary who will ... Bachelor or masters degree in recreation, education, social work, or a related field. * 3-5 years ...
Entry Level Retail Sales Rep [Customer Service Experience Wanted!]
May 14
Chicago, IL, USA
Coast, Incorporated
... leadership should apply. Coast Inc. has BIG growth goals this year to expand into at least two ... recreation, sales, account director, account executive, account management, account manager ...
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