The average pay for a Therapeutic Recreation Director is $41,066 per year.

$33,303 - $59,598
(Median)
$33K
$41K
$60K
MEDIAN: $41,065
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$15.35 - $28.12
(Median)
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$28
MEDIAN: $19.00
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National Salary Data (?
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$0$20K$40K$60K
Salary
$33,303 - $59,598  
   
Bonus
$294.79  
Total Pay (?
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$32,760 - $59,064  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 28 Oct 2016 | Individuals Reporting: 38
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$10$20$30
Hourly Rate
$15.35 - $28.12  
   
Overtime
$28.87  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$20K$40K$60K
Bonus
$294.79  
   
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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$32,760 - $59,064  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 28 Oct 2016 | Individuals Reporting: 33
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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, plan and direct the therapeutic recreation program.
  • Oversee inventory, order processing and distribution of products and services.
  • Oversee departmental staff operations including volunteers, business planning and budget development.
  • Ensure services are in compliance with professional standards, state and federal regulatory requirements.

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Pay by Experience Level for Therapeutic Recreation Director

Median of all compensation (including tips, bonus, and overtime) by years of experience.

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Experience Affects Therapeutic Recreation Director Salaries

Late-Career
up arrow 40%

Experienced
up arrow 8%

Mid-Career
up arrow 3%

National Average
$41,000

Entry-Level
up arrow 4%

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 3 votes.

Gender

Female
86 %
Male
14 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
3%
1-4 years
27%
5-9 years
28%
10-19 years
31%
20 years or more
11%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 84%
dental benefits
Dental: 77%
medical benefits
Vision: 53%
dental benefits
None: 14%
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