The average rate for a Recreation Therapy Assistant is $11.73 per hour. People in this job generally don't have more than 10 years' experience.
Recreation Therapy Assistant Total Pay (?
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$8.88 - $18.12
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$0$8$16$24
Hourly Rate
$8.88 - $18.12  
   
Overtime
$14.09 - $21.60  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$16K$32K$48K
Bonus
$0.00 - $50.00  
   
Total Pay (?
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$18,591 - $41,431  
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Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 24 Apr 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 42
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Job Description for Recreation Therapy Assistant
  • Assist therapists to encourage patients 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.
  • Observe and document the progress of treatment.

Experience Affects Recreation Therapy Assistant Salaries

Mid-Career
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National Average
$25,000
Entry-Level
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Gender
Female
84%
female alumni
 
Male
16%
male alumni
Years of Experience
Less than 1 year
10%
1-4 years
52%
5-9 years
31%
10-19 years
5%
20 years or more
2%
Common Health Benefits
medical benefits Medical: 71% dental benefits Dental: 63%
vision benefits Vision: 50% employee benefits None: 29%
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