"customer service," "payroll," and "staff members" aren't the only skills we found park managers list on their resumes. In fact, there's a whole list of park manager responsibilities that we found, including:
Before becoming a park manager, 46.8% earned their bachelor's degree. When it comes down to graduating with a master's degree, 4.5% park managers went for the extra education. If you're wanting to pursue this career, it may be possible to be successful with a high school degree. In fact, most park managers have a college degree. But about one out of every five park managers didn't attend college at all.
Those park managers who do attend college, typically earn either business degrees or criminal justice degrees. Less commonly earned degrees for park managers include management degrees or accounting degrees.
When you're ready to become a park manager, you might wonder which companies hire park managers. According to our research through park manager resumes, park managers are mostly hired by Ace Parking Management, Towne Park, and National Park Service. Now is a good time to apply as Ace Parking Management has 7 park managers job openings, and there are 4 at Towne Park and 2 at National Park Service.
But if you're interested in companies where you might earn a high salary, park managers tend to earn the biggest salaries at Chuy's, SMG, and Vail Resorts. Take Chuy's for example. The median park manager salary is $63,405. At SMG, park managers earn an average of $57,583, while the average at Vail Resorts is $54,140. You should take into consideration how difficult it might be to secure a job with one of these companies.
We also looked into companies who hire park managers from the top 100 educational institutions in the U.S. The top three companies that hire the most from these institutions include Syracuse University, Debevoise & Plimpton, and Michigan State University.
For the most part, park managers make their living in the hospitality and health care industries. Park managers tend to make the most in the finance industry with an average salary of $55,665. The park manager annual salary in the manufacturing and energy industries generally make $52,872 and $52,180 respectively. Additionally, park managers who work in the finance industry make 53.0% more than park managers in the professional Industry.