Certified Therapeutic Recreation Specialist (CTRS) Salary

Most Certified Therapeutic Recreation Specialists in the United States are women. The median pay for people in this role is approximately $39K annually. Medical benefits are awarded to a strong majority, and a fair number earn dental coverage. The majority of Certified Therapeutic Recreation Specialists claim high levels of job satisfaction. Participants in PayScale's salary questionnaire provided the particulars of this report.

$30,169 - $54,229
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MEDIAN: $39,340
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$12.55 - $26.42
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$0$54K
Salary $30,169 - $54,229
Bonus $3,500
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$29,400 - $54,505
  • Country: United States
  • Currency: USD
  • Updated: 11 Jul 2017
  • Individuals Reporting: 106
Hourly Data $0$30
Hourly Rate $12.55 - $26.42
Overtime $15.53 - $30.97
Annual Data $0$54K
Bonus $3,500
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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$29,400 - $54,505
  • Country: United States
  • Currency: USD
  • Updated: 11 Jul 2017
  • Individuals Reporting: 103

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Job Description for Certified Therapeutic Recreation Specialist (CTRS)

When a person suffers a debilitating injury or incurs a serious, long-term illness, the road to recovery can be long and wrought with adversity. Patients who must spend long periods of time recovering from these insults to the body require multiple kinds of care to get better. One such form is called "therapeutic recreation," which encourages patients to engage in fun activities in order to lift spirits, sharpen minds, and improve physical fitness, and those who aid patients in these recreational activities are called certified therapeutic recreation specialists (CTRS).

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Certified Therapeutic Recreation Specialist (CTRS) Tasks

  • 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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Pay by Experience Level for Certified Therapeutic Recreation Specialist (CTRS)

Pay by Experience for a Certified Therapeutic Recreation Specialist (CTRS) has a positive trend. An entry-level Certified Therapeutic Recreation Specialist (CTRS) with less than 5 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $35,000 based on 111 salaries provided by anonymous users. Average total compensation includes tips, bonus, and overtime pay. A Certified Therapeutic Recreation Specialist (CTRS) with mid-career experience which includes employees with 5 to 10 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $41,000 based on 41 salaries. An experienced Certified Therapeutic Recreation Specialist (CTRS) which includes employees with 10 to 20 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $47,000 based on 40 salaries. A Certified Therapeutic Recreation Specialist (CTRS) with late-career experience which includes employees with greater than 20 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $50,000 based on 30 salaries.

Key Stats for Certified Therapeutic Recreation Specialist (CTRS)

Gender

Female
91 %
Male
9 %

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 28 votes.
Less than 1 year
5%
1-4 years
47%
5-9 years
16%
10-19 years
17%
20 years or more
16%
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Experience Affects Certified Therapeutic Recreation Specialist (CTRS) Salaries

Late-Career
▲27%

Experienced
▲20%

Mid-Career
▲5%

National Average
$39,000

Entry-Level
▼11%

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 28 votes.

Gender

Female
91 %
Male
9 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
5%
1-4 years
47%
5-9 years
16%
10-19 years
17%
20 years or more
16%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 78%
dental benefits
Dental: 72%
vision benefits
Vision: 65%
no benefits
None: 19%
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