A Certified Recreation Therapist earns an average wage of $18.86 per hour. Most people move on to other jobs if they have more than 20 years' experience in this career.

$30,521 - $41,136
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MEDIAN: $34,992
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$11.51 - $24.66
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MEDIAN: $18.00
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National Salary Data (?
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Salary
$34,993  
   
Total Pay (?
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$23,740 - $44,440  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 28 Oct 2016 | Individuals Reporting: 8
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$9$18$27
Hourly Rate
$11.51 - $24.66  
   
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$18K$36K$54K
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$23,740 - $44,440  
   
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 28 Oct 2016 | Individuals Reporting: 11
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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 17%

National Average
$36,000

Entry-Level
up arrow 6%

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 2 votes.

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
11%
1-4 years
53%
5-9 years
11%
10-19 years
21%
20 years or more
5%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 67%
dental benefits
Dental: 67%
medical benefits
Vision: 56%
dental benefits
None: 33%
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