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Certified Therapeutic Recreation Specialist (CTRS) Salary (United States)

A Certified Therapeutic Recreation Specialist (CTRS) earns an average salary of $36,989 per year.
Certified Therapeutic Recreation Specialist (CTRS) Salary (?
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$28,953 - $53,045
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MEDIAN: $36,989
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Certified Therapeutic Recreation Specialist (CTRS) Salary (?
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$12.04 - $24.42
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MEDIAN: $17.00
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National Salary Data

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$0$18K$36K$54K
Salary
$28,953 - $53,045  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $1,014  
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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$28,276 - $51,560  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 3 Sep 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 108
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$13$26$39
Hourly Rate
$12.04 - $24.42  
   
Overtime
$7.25 - $36.75  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$26K$52K$78K
Bonus
$0.00 - $1,014  
   
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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$28,276 - $51,560  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 3 Sep 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 99
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Job Description for Certified Therapeutic Recreation Specialist (CTRS)

  • 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 Therapeutic Recreation Specialist (CTRS) Salaries

Late-Career
up arrow 21%
Experienced
up arrow 17%
Mid-Career
up arrow 10%
National Average
$37,000
Entry-Level
up arrow 9%

Job Satisfaction

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Rated 5 out of 5 based on 44 votes.

Gender

Female
92%
female alumni
 
Male
8%
male alumni

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
6%
1-4 years
40%
5-9 years
22%
10-19 years
20%
20 years or more
12%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits Medical: 76% dental benefits Dental: 67%
vision benefits Vision: 45% employee benefits None: 20%