A Certified Recreation Therapist earns an average wage of $19.18 per hour. Most people move on to other jobs if they have more than 20 years' experience in this career.

$33,027 - $43,668
$38K
MEDIAN: $37,750
50%

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$11.59 - $24.47
$12
$19
$24
MEDIAN: $19.00
10%
50%
90%

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National Salary Data (?
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$0$18K$36K$54K
Salary
$37,750  
   
Total Pay (?
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$23,844 - $51,651  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 18 Jan 2017 | Individuals Reporting: 8
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$13$26$39
Hourly Rate
$11.59 - $24.47  
   
Overtime
$38.00  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$26K$52K$78K
Total Pay (?
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$23,844 - $51,651  
   
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 18 Jan 2017 | Individuals Reporting: 12

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Job Description for Certified Recreation Therapist

  • 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.
  • 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.

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Key Stats for Certified Recreation Therapist

Gender

Female
83 %
Male
17 %

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 3 votes.
Less than 1 year
10%
1-4 years
45%
5-9 years
15%
10-19 years
20%
20 years or more
10%
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Years in Fields/Career:
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Experience Affects Certified Recreation Therapist Salaries

Experienced
up arrow 7%

National Average
$40,000

Entry-Level
up arrow 13%

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 3 votes.

Gender

Female
83 %
Male
17 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
10%
1-4 years
45%
5-9 years
15%
10-19 years
20%
20 years or more
10%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 70%
dental benefits
Dental: 70%
vision benefits
Vision: 50%
dental benefits
None: 30%
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