The average salary for a Recreation Therapy Assistant is $29,120 per year. People in this job generally don't have more than 10 years' experience.

$11.70 - $15.13
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MEDIAN: $12.00
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Hourly Rate
$12.50  
   
Overtime
$18.17  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$14K$28K$42K
Total Pay (?
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$19,893 - $39,851  
   
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 28 Oct 2016 | Individuals Reporting: 8
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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

National Average
$29,000

Entry-Level
up arrow 7%

Mid-Career
up arrow 10%

Gender

Female
50 %
Male
50 %

Years of Experience

1-4 years
60%
5-9 years
20%
10-19 years
20%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 71%
dental benefits
Dental: 71%
medical benefits
Vision: 71%
dental benefits
None: 29%
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