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Recreation Therapy Assistant Salary

The average rate for a Recreation Therapy Assistant is $11.87 per hour. People in this job generally don't have more than 10 years' experience.

$8.91 - $17.88
(Median)
$8
$12
$18
MEDIAN: $11.00
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National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$7$14$21
Hourly Rate
$8.91 - $17.88  
   
Overtime
$17.01 - $19.14  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$14K$28K$42K
Bonus
$0.00 - $50.00  
   
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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$18,610 - $40,461  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 31 Mar 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 30

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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.

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Experience Affects Recreation Therapy Assistant Salaries

Mid-Career
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National Average
$25,000

Entry-Level
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Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 12 votes.

Gender

Female
83 %
Male
17 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
9%
1-4 years
53%
5-9 years
31%
10-19 years
6%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits Medical: 67% dental benefits Dental: 59%
vision benefits Vision: 48% employee benefits None: 33%