Average Park Manager Salary
$45,000 yearly
$16.07 hourly
Updated July 28, 2021
$32,000
10 %
$45,000
Median
$63,000
90 %
Park managers in the United States make an average salary of $45,356 per year or $21.81 per hour. People on the lower end of that spectrum, the bottom 10% to be exact, make roughly $32,000 a year, while the top 10% makes $63,000. As most things go, location can be critical. New York, New Jersey, Alaska, Rhode Island, and Massachusetts provide the highest park manager salaries.

Average Park Manager Salary By State

The darker areas on the map show where park managers earn the highest salaries across all 50 states.

Average Salary

Park Manager average salary by State

StateascdescAvg. salaryascdescHourly rateascdesc
Alabama
Alabama
$39,923
$39,923
$19.19
$19.19
Alaska
Alaska
$73,290
$73,290
$35.24
$35.24
Arizona
Arizona
$52,516
$52,516
$25.25
$25.25
Arkansas
Arkansas
$56,983
$56,983
$27.40
$27.40
California
California
$63,554
$63,554
$30.55
$30.55
Colorado
Colorado
$47,664
$47,664
$22.92
$22.92
Connecticut
Connecticut
$66,087
$66,087
$31.77
$31.77
Delaware
Delaware
$61,531
$61,531
$29.58
$29.58
District of Columbia
District of Columbia
$57,891
$57,891
$27.83
$27.83
Florida
Florida
$34,862
$34,862
$16.76
$16.76
Georgia
Georgia
$43,816
$43,816
$21.07
$21.07
Hawaii
Hawaii
$38,599
$38,599
$18.56
$18.56
Idaho
Idaho
$42,087
$42,087
$20.23
$20.23
Illinois
Illinois
$62,932
$62,932
$30.26
$30.26
Indiana
Indiana
$45,583
$45,583
$21.91
$21.91
Iowa
Iowa
$59,871
$59,871
$28.78
$28.78
Kansas
Kansas
$54,882
$54,882
$26.39
$26.39
Kentucky
Kentucky
$50,414
$50,414
$24.24
$24.24
Louisiana
Louisiana
$40,874
$40,874
$19.65
$19.65
Maine
Maine
$53,290
$53,290
$25.62
$25.62
Maryland
Maryland
$54,418
$54,418
$26.16
$26.16
Massachusetts
Massachusetts
$66,169
$66,169
$31.81
$31.81
Michigan
Michigan
$58,890
$58,890
$28.31
$28.31
Minnesota
Minnesota
$51,756
$51,756
$24.88
$24.88
Mississippi
Mississippi
$45,585
$45,585
$21.92
$21.92
Missouri
Missouri
$42,068
$42,068
$20.23
$20.23
Montana
Montana
$41,661
$41,661
$20.03
$20.03
Nebraska
Nebraska
$51,025
$51,025
$24.53
$24.53
Nevada
Nevada
$49,801
$49,801
$23.94
$23.94
New Hampshire
New Hampshire
$64,003
$64,003
$30.77
$30.77
New Jersey
New Jersey
$75,929
$75,929
$36.50
$36.50
New Mexico
New Mexico
$58,547
$58,547
$28.15
$28.15
New York
New York
$76,353
$76,353
$36.71
$36.71
North Carolina
North Carolina
$47,301
$47,301
$22.74
$22.74
North Dakota
North Dakota
$57,965
$57,965
$27.87
$27.87
Ohio
Ohio
$57,379
$57,379
$27.59
$27.59
Oklahoma
Oklahoma
$45,947
$45,947
$22.09
$22.09
Oregon
Oregon
$48,827
$48,827
$23.47
$23.47
Pennsylvania
Pennsylvania
$58,250
$58,250
$28.00
$28.00
Rhode Island
Rhode Island
$67,172
$67,172
$32.29
$32.29
South Carolina
South Carolina
$37,448
$37,448
$18.00
$18.00
South Dakota
South Dakota
$48,261
$48,261
$23.20
$23.20
Tennessee
Tennessee
$46,277
$46,277
$22.25
$22.25
Texas
Texas
$51,904
$51,904
$24.95
$24.95
Utah
Utah
$47,376
$47,376
$22.78
$22.78
Vermont
Vermont
$58,387
$58,387
$28.07
$28.07
Virginia
Virginia
$60,739
$60,739
$29.20
$29.20
Washington
Washington
$54,841
$54,841
$26.37
$26.37
West Virginia
West Virginia
$55,476
$55,476
$26.67
$26.67
Wisconsin
Wisconsin
$49,139
$49,139
$23.62
$23.62
Wyoming
Wyoming
$50,285
$50,285
$24.18
$24.18

Highest Paying Cities For Park Manager

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CityascdescAvg. salaryascdescHourly rateascdesc
Harrisburg, PA
Harrisburg, PA
$57,176
$57,176
$27.49
$27.49
Topeka, KS
Topeka, KS
$55,102
$55,102
$26.49
$26.49
Baltimore, MD
Baltimore, MD
$55,010
$55,010
$26.45
$26.45
El Paso, TX
El Paso, TX
$53,382
$53,382
$25.66
$25.66
Portland, OR
Portland, OR
$48,760
$48,760
$23.44
$23.44
Indianapolis, IN
Indianapolis, IN
$44,936
$44,936
$21.60
$21.60

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    How Much Do Park Managers Make In Different Industries?

    The salary for a park manager can vary depending on what industry the job is in. The highest salaries for park managers tend to be found in finance, manufacturing, and energy companies. In fact, park managers can make a yearly salary of $55,665 while working for finance companies.
    IndustryAvg. SalaryRange
    1. Finance
    $55,665
    $30k
    $77k
    2. Manufacturing
    $52,872
    $30k
    $77k
    3. Energy
    $52,180
    $30k
    $77k
    4. Real Estate
    $48,496
    $30k
    $77k
    5. Hospitality
    $41,885
    $30k
    $77k
    6. Government
    $40,884
    $30k
    $77k

    High Paying Park Manager Jobs

    Average JOB Salary by Field

    Naturalist

    Avg. salary: $44,234

    Naturalists are people who educate the public on environmental-related matters. The core responsibilities of this position are preserving, restoring, maintaining, and protecting natural habitat. Other duties performed by a naturalist are; guide work, conducting field studies of local and natural habitats, educating and providing the general public with recreational activities, assisting with administrative tasks that relate to parking admission, and leading and offering guidance during trips and nature walks for both adults and children.
    3,693 Naturalist Jobs
    Manager

    Avg. salary: $93,001

    Managers are responsible for a specific department, function, or employee group. They oversee their assigned departments and all the employees under the department. Managers are responsible that the department they are handling is functioning well. They set the department goals and the steps they must take to achieve the goals. They are also in charge of assessing the performance of their departments and their employees. Additionally, managers are responsible for interviewing prospective candidates for department vacancies and assessing their fit to the needs of the department. Managers also set the general working environment in the department, and they are expected to ensure that their employees remain motivated.
    682,990 Manager Jobs
    Park Ranger

    Avg. salary: $43,777

    A park ranger is responsible for maintaining and protecting the natural ecosystem landscape and coordinating with environmental organizations to develop strategies and programs to stabilize the condition of the lands. Park rangers conduct data analysis and research to improve agricultural integrity by utilizing adequate resources through scientific testing and investigations. They monitor the activities of landowners and other businesses that may pose risks to the environment. A park ranger should have excellent communication and organizational skills, as well as extensive knowledge of environmental programs and conservation.
    1,249 Park Ranger Jobs

    Which Companies Pay Park Managers The Most?

    If you insist on knowing when your check is going to come and for how much, then you'd be better off working for companies like Chuy's and SMG as they offer the highest salaries for park managers.
    Company
    CompanyAvg. SalaryRange
    3.9
    $63,405
    $63,405
    $26k
    $75k
    $57,583
    $26k
    $75k
    $54,140
    $26k
    $75k
    $51,564
    $26k
    $75k
    $47,931
    $26k
    $75k
    $45,356
    $26k
    $75k

    Recently Added Park Manager Salaries

    Location
    CompanyascdescJobascdescLocationascdescDate AddedascdescSalaryascdesc
    City of Raleigh North Carolina
    City of Raleigh North Carolina
    Pullen Park Manager-Events and Operations
    Pullen Park Manager-Events and Operations
    Pullen Park Manager-Events and Operations
    Raleigh, NC
    Raleigh, NC
    06/27/2021
    06/27/2021
    $43,981
    $43,981
    06/27/2021
    Florida Department of Transportation
    Florida Department of Transportation
    Resident Assistant Park Manager-SES
    Resident Assistant Park Manager-SES
    Resident Assistant Park Manager-SES
    Fanning Springs, FL
    Fanning Springs, FL
    06/24/2021
    06/24/2021
    $35,568
    $35,568
    06/24/2021
    Resident Assistant Park Manager-SES
    Resident Assistant Park Manager-SES
    Trenton, FL
    Trenton, FL
    06/23/2021
    06/23/2021
    $35,568
    $35,568
    06/23/2021
    Florida Department of Corrections
    Florida Department of Corrections
    Resident Assistant Park Manager-SES
    Resident Assistant Park Manager-SES
    Resident Assistant Park Manager-SES
    Fanning Springs, FL
    Fanning Springs, FL
    06/23/2021
    06/23/2021
    $35,568
    $35,568
    06/23/2021
    State of Oklahoma
    State of Oklahoma
    Park Manager I
    Park Manager I
    Park Manager I
    Watonga, OK
    Watonga, OK
    06/17/2021
    06/17/2021
    $37,280
    $37,280
    06/17/2021
    Indy gov
    Indy gov
    Assistant Park Manager-Indianapolis World Sports Park
    Assistant Park Manager-Indianapolis World Sports Park
    Assistant Park Manager-Indianapolis World Sports Park
    Indianapolis, IN
    Indianapolis, IN
    06/17/2021
    06/17/2021
    $38,110
    $38,110
    06/17/2021
    Assistant Park Manager
    Assistant Park Manager
    Lake Park, MN
    Lake Park, MN
    06/09/2021
    06/09/2021
    $60,573
    $60,573
    06/09/2021
    Loundoun County Government
    Loundoun County Government
    Park Manager-Hal and Berni Hanson Regional Park
    Park Manager-Hal and Berni Hanson Regional Park
    Park Manager-Hal and Berni Hanson Regional Park
    Enon, VA
    Enon, VA
    06/03/2021
    06/03/2021
    $57,147
    $57,147
    06/03/2021
    Florida Department of Transportation
    Florida Department of Transportation
    Resident Assistant Park Manager-SES
    Resident Assistant Park Manager-SES
    Resident Assistant Park Manager-SES
    Marianna, FL
    Marianna, FL
    05/22/2021
    05/22/2021
    $35,568
    $35,568
    05/22/2021
    Florida Department of Transportation
    Florida Department of Transportation
    Resident Assistant Park Manager-SES
    Resident Assistant Park Manager-SES
    Resident Assistant Park Manager-SES
    Marianna, FL
    Marianna, FL
    05/22/2021
    05/22/2021
    $35,568
    $35,568
    05/22/2021

    Average Park Manager Salary by Demographic

    Park Manager Gender Pay Gap

    male-income
    Male Income
    $48,386
    female-income
    Female Income
    $48,705
    Median Park Manager Income by Race
    Black or african american park managers have the highest average salary compared to other ethnicities. Hispanic or latino park managers have the lowest average salary at $46,037.
    $52,000
    $51,000
    $50,000
    $49,000
    $48,000
    $47,000
    $46,000
    White
    Black or African American
    Asian
    Unknown
    Hispanic or Latino
    Ethnicityascdesc
    Salaryascdesc
    White$47,209
    Black or African American$50,980
    Asian$50,020
    Unknown$48,481
    Hispanic or Latino$46,037
    Average Park Manager Salary by Education Level
    Park managers with a Doctorate degree earn more than those without, at $53,866 annually. With a Masters degree, park managers earn a median annual income of $48,705 compared to $44,040 for park managers with an Bachelors degree.
    $55,000
    $53,000
    $51,000
    $49,000
    $47,000
    $45,000
    $43,000
    Bachelor's Degree
    Master's Degree
    Doctorate Degree
    Educationascdesc
    Salaryascdesc
    Bachelor's Degree$44,040
    Master's Degree$48,705
    Doctorate Degree$53,866