A Certified Recreation Therapist earns an average wage of $18.28 per hour. Most people move on to other jobs if they have more than 20 years' experience in this career.
Certified Recreation Therapist Total Pay (?
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$29,590 - $51,543
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MEDIAN: $38,833
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Certified Recreation Therapist Total Pay (?
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$14.43 - $24.74
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MEDIAN: $18.00
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National Salary Data

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$0$18K$36K$54K
Salary
$29,590 - $51,543  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $3,056  
Total Pay (?
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$30,074 - $51,555  
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Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 19 Apr 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 113
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$13$26$39
Hourly Rate
$14.43 - $24.74  
   
Overtime
$16.22 - $36.34  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$26K$52K$78K
Bonus
$0.00 - $3,056  
   
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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$30,074 - $51,555  
PayScale
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 19 Apr 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 113
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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.

Experience Affects Certified Recreation Therapist Salaries

Experienced
up arrow 15%
National Average
$39,000
Entry-Level
up arrow 8%
Job Satisfaction
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Rated 5 out of 5 based on 38 votes.
Gender
Female
82%
female alumni
 
Male
18%
male alumni
Years of Experience
Less than 1 year
2%
1-4 years
41%
5-9 years
22%
10-19 years
24%
20 years or more
12%
Common Health Benefits
medical benefits Medical: 75% dental benefits Dental: 67%
vision benefits Vision: 42% employee benefits None: 22%
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