The average hourly pay for a Recreation Therapist is C$23.99.
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Job Description for Recreation Therapist
Recreational therapists, also known as "therapeutic recreation coordinators," are responsible for quality patient care by overseeing the planning, directing, and coordination of treatment-based programs for a variety of patients, including those with disabilities, injuries, or illnesses. Recreation therapists provide treatment services to restore and rehabilitate a person’s level of functioning and/or independence in regular activities. Reducing patients' physical limitations is done through a …Read more
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Skills in Program Development, Clinical Assessment, Documentation and Writing Procedures & Documentation are correlated to pay that is above average. Skills that pay less than market rate include Event Planning.
Pay by Experience Level for Recreation Therapist
An entry-level Recreation Therapist with less than 1 year experience can expect to earn an average total compensation (includes tips, bonus, and overtime pay) of C$21.49 based on 49 salaries. An early career Recreation Therapist with 1-4 years of experience earns an average total compensation of C$20.66 based on 88 salaries. A mid-career Recreation Therapist with 5-9 years of experience earns an average total compensation of C$23.80 based on 40 salaries. An experienced Recreation Therapist with 10-19 years of experience earns an average total compensation of C$25.38 based on 36 salaries. In their late career (20 years and higher), employees earn an average total compensation of C$29.
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Employees with Recreation Therapist in their job title in Edmonton, Alberta earn an average of 28.9% more than the national average. These job titles also find higher than average salaries in Calgary, Alberta (26.3% more). The lowest salaries can be found in Halifax, Nova Scotia (29.2% less), Winnipeg, Manitoba (22.4% less) and Toronto, Ontario (14.1% less).
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