Recreation Therapist

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October 30, 2016

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Recreation Therapist Job Description

Recreational Therapists Plan, direct, or coordinate medically-approved recreation programs for patients in hospitals, nursing homes, or other institutions. Activities include sports, trips, dramatics, social activities, and arts and crafts. May assess a patient condition and recommend appropriate recreational activity.

Recreation Therapist Salary Statistics as of 2015

Average annual salary for a Recreation Therapist is $38345 based on statistics in the U.S. as of 2015. The highest salary recorded was $52009. The lowest salary reported was $25857. These figures will vary on a state to state basis as these are averages across all 50 states.

Median hourly wage for a Recreation Therapist is $15.215 based on statistics in the U.S. as of 2015. The highest hourly rate recorded was $20.4. The lowest hourly rate recorded was $10.03. These figures will vary on a state to state basis as these are averages across all 50 states.

Bonuses for a Recreation Therapist are based on the years of experience using statistics from the U.S. as of 2015. The average bonus recorded was $0 from people with 15+ years of experience. The average bonus recorded was $0 from people with under 1 year of experience.

These are the highest paying states for a Recreation Therapist. These numbers are based off the median annual salary as of 2015.
California – n/a
Illinois – n/a
Missouri – n/a
New Jersey – n/a
New York – $26,960 – $40,288
North Carolina – n/a
Virginia – n/a

These are the highest paying cities for a Recreation Therapist. These numbers are based off the median annual salary as of 2015.
Los Angeles, California –
Bellport, New York –
Rochester, New York –

This chart outlines the average annual salary of a Recreation Therapist from the past 5 years. In 2015 the average annual salary was $38345 while in 2007 it was just $35560.48

Job Outlook

Gender Statistics

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12%

88%

Based on our stats gathered across the U.S. 12% of Recreation Therapists were males while 88% were females. These numbers are based on averages across all states combined. Some individual states may have a much different ratio however.

Past Jobs

Future Jobs

Certified Recreation Therapist
$28,659 – $52,456
Recreational Therapist
$24,310 – $49,813
Certified Therapeutic Recreation Specialist (CTRS)
$25,732 – $50,495


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