Recreation Therapist Salary

A Recreation Therapist earns an average wage of $19.00 per hour.

$30,487 - $58,848

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$12.44 - $24.87

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National Salary Data (?
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$0$20K$40K$60K
Salary
$30,487 - $58,848  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $989  
Total Pay (?
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$28,347 - $54,649  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 18 Jul 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 115
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$13$26$39
Hourly Rate
$12.44 - $24.87  
   
Overtime
$20.00 - $38.00  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$26K$52K$78K
Bonus
$0.00 - $989  
   
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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$28,347 - $54,649  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 18 Jul 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 133
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Job Description for 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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Pay by Experience Level for Recreation Therapist

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Recreation Therapist in Wailuku:
It's difficult to find jobs and not much incentive to move up in the field. Salary is less than ideal and burnout potential is high.

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Experience Affects Recreation Therapist Salaries

Late-Career
up arrow 21%

Experienced
up arrow 7%

National Average
$40,000

Mid-Career
up arrow 1%

Entry-Level
up arrow 9%

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 42 votes.

Gender

Female
85 %
Male
15 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
4%
1-4 years
44%
5-9 years
15%
10-19 years
21%
20 years or more
16%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits Medical: 82% dental benefits Dental: 73%
vision benefits Vision: 54% employee benefits None: 17%
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