$43,736
Avg. Salary
$19.48
Avg. Hourly Rate
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The average pay for a Recreation Therapist is $19.48 per hour.

The average pay for a Recreation Therapist is $43,736 per year.

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$13.99
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$19.48
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$26.76
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$65k
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MEDIAN $43,736
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$0$65K
Salary $32,267 - $65,301
Bonus $25.34 - $3,945
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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$30,755 - $60,950
  • Country: United States
  • Currency: USD
  • Updated: 21 Mar 2019
  • Individuals Reporting: 179
Hourly Data $0$49
Hourly Rate $13.99 - $26.76
Overtime $9.86 - $49.49
Annual Data $0$60K
Bonus $25.34 - $3,945
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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$30,755 - $60,950
  • Country: United States
  • Currency: USD
  • Updated: 21 Mar 2019
  • Individuals Reporting: 227

Job Description

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.

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Pay by Experience Level

Pay by Experience for a Recreation Therapist has a positive trend. An entry-level Recreation Therapist with less than 5 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $38,000 based on 107 salaries provided by anonymous users. Average total compensation includes tips, bonus, and overtime pay. A Recreation Therapist 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 43 salaries. An experienced Recreation Therapist which includes employees with 10 to 20 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $43,000 based on 43 salaries. A Recreation Therapist with late-career experience which includes employees with greater than 20 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $51,000 based on 37 salaries.

Job Reviews

Q: What is it like working as a Recreation Therapist?

Recreation Therapist in San Antonio:
"Life in a little BIG place."
Pros: I love the immense opportunity the city provides
Cons: Being away from family.

Recreation Therapist in Albuquerque:
"Dangers in the job."
Therapists are murdered. Dangers in working with criminal element & the mentally ill.

Recreation Therapist in Wailuku:
It's difficult to find jobs and not much incentive to move up in the field. Salary is less than ideal and burnout potential is high.

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Gender

Female
86 %
Male
14 %

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 56 votes.
Less than 1 year
3%
1-4 years
45%
5-9 years
16%
10-19 years
18%
20 years or more
18%

How Experience Affects Salaries

Late-Career
▲23%

Experienced
▲4%

National Average
$42,000

Mid-Career
▼5%

Entry-Level
▼9%

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 56 votes.

Gender

Female
86 %
Male
14 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
3%
1-4 years
45%
5-9 years
16%
10-19 years
18%
20 years or more
18%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 77%
dental benefits
Dental: 67%
vision benefits
Vision: 54%
no benefits
None: 23%