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Therapeutic Recreation Specialist Salary (United States)

A Therapeutic Recreation Specialist earns an average wage of $17.35 per hour. Most people with this job move on to other positions after 20 years in this career.
Therapeutic Recreation Specialist Salary (?
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$25,342 - $66,067
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MEDIAN: $32,000
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Therapeutic Recreation Specialist Salary (?
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$10.07 - $23.49
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MEDIAN: $17.00
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National Salary Data

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$0$23K$46K$69K
Salary
$25,342 - $66,067  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $194.42  
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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$21,612 - $50,222  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 3 Sep 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 21
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$9$18$27
Hourly Rate
$10.07 - $23.49  
   
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$18K$36K$54K
Bonus
$0.00 - $194.42  
   
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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$21,612 - $50,222  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 3 Sep 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 22
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Job Description for Therapeutic Recreation Specialist

  • Encourage patient with special needs and circumstances to acquire new skills and promote leisure activities.
  • Develop treatment plan with varied interventions based on assessment, interests and objectives of therapy.
  • Prepare and submit patients' reactions and progress reports, confer with treatment team.
  • Instruct patients in activities and techniques designed to meet their specific physical or psychological needs.

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Experience Affects Therapeutic Recreation Specialist Salaries

Experienced
up arrow 5%
National Average
$35,000
Entry-Level
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Job Satisfaction

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Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5 based on 11 votes.

Gender

Female
77%
female alumni
 
Male
23%
male alumni

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
7%
1-4 years
51%
5-9 years
9%
10-19 years
30%
20 years or more
2%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits Medical: 78% dental benefits Dental: 78%
vision benefits Vision: 56% employee benefits None: 19%