Therapeutic Recreation Director Salary

The average pay for a Therapeutic Recreation Director is $42,134 per year.

$34,274 - $62,781
$34K
$43K
$63K
MEDIAN: $42,942
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$14.85 - $28.60
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MEDIAN: $19.29
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National Salary Data (?
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$0$21K$42K$63K
Salary
$34,274 - $62,781  
   
Bonus
$855  
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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$33,541 - $62,120  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 4 May 2017 | Individuals Reporting: 49
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$11$22$33
Hourly Rate
$14.85 - $28.60  
   
Overtime
$31.94  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$22K$44K$66K
Bonus
$855  
   
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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$33,541 - $62,120  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 4 May 2017 | Individuals Reporting: 31

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Job Description for Therapeutic Recreation Director

Therapeutic recreation directors are responsible for overseeing recreational activities based on the individualized care plans of a facility's residents. These directors generally design appropriate activities for residents and provide daily, weekly, or monthly activities to keep them engaged.

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Therapeutic Recreation Director Tasks

  • Oversee departmental staff operations including volunteers, business planning and budget development.
  • Ensure services are in compliance with professional standards, state and federal regulatory requirements.
  • Oversee, plan and direct the therapeutic recreation program.
  • Oversee inventory, order processing and distribution of products and services.

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Pay by Experience Level for Therapeutic Recreation Director

Pay by Experience for a Therapeutic Recreation Director has a positive trend. An entry-level Therapeutic Recreation Director with less than 5 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $39,000 based on 28 salaries provided by anonymous users. Average total compensation includes tips, bonus, and overtime pay. A Therapeutic Recreation Director with mid-career experience which includes employees with 5 to 10 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $40,000 based on 18 salaries. An experienced Therapeutic Recreation Director which includes employees with 10 to 20 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $44,000 based on 26 salaries. A Therapeutic Recreation Director with late-career experience which includes employees with greater than 20 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $59,000 based on 9 salaries.

Key Stats for Therapeutic Recreation Director

Gender

Female
74 %
Male
26 %

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 5 votes.
Less than 1 year
3%
1-4 years
26%
5-9 years
30%
10-19 years
31%
20 years or more
10%
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Experience Affects Therapeutic Recreation Director Salaries

Late-Career
▲40%

Experienced
▲6%

National Average
$42,000

Mid-Career
▼4%

Entry-Level
▼7%

Job Satisfaction

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

Gender

Female
74 %
Male
26 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
3%
1-4 years
26%
5-9 years
30%
10-19 years
31%
20 years or more
10%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 78%
dental benefits
Dental: 67%
vision benefits
Vision: 46%
no benefits
None: 20%
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