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Certified Recreation Therapist Salary (United States)

A Certified Recreation Therapist earns an average wage of $18.57 per hour.
Certified Recreation Therapist Salary (?
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$30,410 - $50,288
(Median)
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MEDIAN: $38,931
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Certified Recreation Therapist Salary (?
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$14.77 - $25.67
(Median)
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MEDIAN: $18.00
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National Salary Data

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$0$17K$34K$51K
Salary
$30,410 - $50,288  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $1,521  
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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$30,844 - $50,549  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 3 Sep 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 45
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$12$24$36
Hourly Rate
$14.77 - $25.67  
   
Overtime
$16.22 - $34.00  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$24K$48K$72K
Bonus
$0.00 - $1,521  
   
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).
)
$30,844 - $50,549  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 3 Sep 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 48
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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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Job Satisfaction

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Rated 5 out of 5 based on 32 votes.

Gender

Female
82%
female alumni
 
Male
18%
male alumni

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
2%
1-4 years
40%
5-9 years
25%
10-19 years
22%
20 years or more
12%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits Medical: 71% dental benefits Dental: 66%
vision benefits Vision: 44% employee benefits None: 23%