Median of all compensation (including tips, bonus, and overtime) by years of experience.
Experience does not seem to be a strong driver of pay increase in this role. Survey participants with less than five years' experience pocket $35K on average, but those with five to 10 years of experience enjoy a much bigger median of $39K. Recreational Therapists claiming one to two decades of experience make an estimated median of $42K. Recreational Therapists who surpass 20 years on the job report pay that isn't as high as one would expect; the median compensation for this crowd sits around $46K.