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Average Recreation Therapist Hourly Pay

$19.40
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$1,250
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The average hourly pay for a Recreation Therapist is $19.40.
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$14.69
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$19.40
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$26.79
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$38 - $52,000
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$31,893 - $63,937
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What Do Recreation Therapists Do?

Job Satisfaction for Recreation Therapist

4 out of 5
(56)
Highly Satisfied
12Reviews

Popular Employer Salaries for Recreation Therapist

Career Paths

Explore the most common career paths for Recreation Therapist. Thickness and color of lines indicates popularity of movement from one job to the next. Visit our career path planner to research other job paths.
Recreation Therapist
Certified Recreation Therapist
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Somewhat common (8 - 20%)
Less common (< 8%)

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What Are Popular Skills for Recreation Therapists?

Skills in Group Therapy, Program Development and Writing Procedures & Documentation are correlated to pay that is above average. Skills that pay less than market rate include Documentation and Clinical Assessment.

What is the Pay by Experience Level for Recreation Therapists?

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 $16.63 based on 15 salaries. An early career Recreation Therapist with 1-4 years of experience earns an average total compensation of $18.41 based on 157 salaries. A mid-career Recreation Therapist with 5-9 years of experience earns an average total compensation of $21.59 based on 66 salaries. An experienced Recreation Therapist with 10-19 years of experience earns an average total compensation of $19.84 based on 63 salaries. In their late career (20 years and higher), employees earn an average total compensation of $23.
Employees with Recreation Therapist in their job title in San Diego, California earn an average of 32.6% more than the national average. These job titles also find higher than average salaries in Dallas, Texas (10.8% more) and Indianapolis, Indiana (9.1% more). The lowest salaries can be found in New York, New York (12.4% less), Grand Rapids, Michigan (7.2% less) and Columbia, South Carolina (7.2% less).

Years of Experience

This data is based on 363 survey responses.
Entry Level
4.1%
Early Career
43.3%
Mid Career
18.2%
Experienced
17.4%
Late Career
17.1%