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Certified Recreation Therapist Salary

A Certified Recreation Therapist earns an average wage of $19.69 per hour. Most people move on to other jobs if they have more than 20 years' experience in this career.

$29,643 - $45,888
(Median)
$30K
$38K
$46K
MEDIAN: $37,720
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$15.11 - $27.57
(Median)
$15
$20
$28
MEDIAN: $19.00
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National Salary Data (?
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$0$18K$36K$54K
Salary
$29,643 - $45,888  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $2,000  
Total Pay (?
XTotal Pay combines base annual salary or hourly wage, bonuses, profit sharing, tips, commissions, overtime pay and other forms of cash earnings, as applicable for this job. It does not include equity (stock) compensation, cash value of retirement benefits, or the value of other non-cash benefits (e.g. healthcare).
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$30,577 - $51,478  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 16 May 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 27
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$12$24$36
Hourly Rate
$15.11 - $27.57  
   
Overtime
$23.58 - $34.95  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$24K$48K$72K
Bonus
$0.00 - $2,000  
   
Total Pay (?
XTotal Pay combines base annual salary or hourly wage, bonuses, profit sharing, tips, commissions, overtime pay and other forms of cash earnings, as applicable for this job. It does not include equity (stock) compensation, cash value of retirement benefits, or the value of other non-cash benefits (e.g. healthcare).
)
$30,577 - $51,478  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 16 May 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 36
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Job Description for Certified Recreation Therapist

  • Instruct patients in activities and techniques designed to meet their specific physical or psychological needs.
  • Develop treatment plan with varied interventions based on assessment, interests and objectives of therapy.
  • Prepare and submit patients' reactions and progress reports, confer with treatment team.
  • Encourage patient with special needs and circumstances to acquire new skills and promote leisure activities.

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Experience Affects Certified Recreation Therapist Salaries

Experienced
up arrow 8%

National Average
$39,000

Entry-Level
up arrow 7%

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 17 votes.

Gender

Female
86 %
Male
14 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
3%
1-4 years
35%
5-9 years
24%
10-19 years
29%
20 years or more
10%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits Medical: 66% dental benefits Dental: 64%
vision benefits Vision: 45% employee benefits None: 29%
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