$39,534
Avg. Salary
$18.06
Avg. Hourly Rate
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The average pay for a Recreational Therapist is $18.06 per hour.

The average pay for a Recreational Therapist is $39,534 per year.

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$12.46
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$18.06
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$25.24
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MEDIAN $18.06
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$29k
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$52k
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MEDIAN $39,534
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$0$52K
Salary $29,443 - $51,695
Bonus $30.91 - $9,696
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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$27,937 - $52,741
  • Country: United States
  • Currency: USD
  • Updated: 24 Mar 2019
  • Individuals Reporting: 174
Hourly Data $0$37
Hourly Rate $12.46 - $25.24
Overtime $15.10 - $37.31
Annual Data $0$52K
Bonus $30.91 - $9,696
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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$27,937 - $52,741
  • Country: United States
  • Currency: USD
  • Updated: 24 Mar 2019
  • Individuals Reporting: 245

Job Description for Recreational Therapist

Recreational therapists are professionals who help patients with leisure activities to strengthen their minds, bodies and spirits. They seek to help patients adjust to living with a disease, illness, disability and/or injury. Recreational therapists employ activities such as games, sports and crafts to help improve their patients' physical and emotional well being. For example, therapists who work in a school setting may focus primarily on helping their patient integrate into into adult life; therapists employed in a hospital setting may focus on assisting patients with rehabilitation.

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Recreational Therapist Job Listings

Pay by Experience Level for Recreational Therapist

Pay by Experience for a Recreational Therapist has a positive trend. An entry-level Recreational Therapist with less than 5 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $35,000 based on 145 salaries provided by anonymous users. Average total compensation includes tips, bonus, and overtime pay. A Recreational Therapist with mid-career experience which includes employees with 5 to 10 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $39,000 based on 61 salaries. An experienced Recreational Therapist which includes employees with 10 to 20 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $41,000 based on 45 salaries. A Recreational Therapist with late-career experience which includes employees with greater than 20 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $45,000 based on 17 salaries.

Recreational Therapist Reviews

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

Recreational Therapist in Lexington:
"Ok, but would like to be closer to home."
Pros: diversity of jobs
Cons: my drive, and long hours.

Recreational Therapist in Duncan:
Do Recreational therapy in the goverment sector to make better money and benefits.

Key Stats for Recreational Therapist

Gender

Female
86 %
Male
14 %

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 57 votes.
Less than 1 year
10%
1-4 years
47%
5-9 years
18%
10-19 years
16%
20 years or more
9%

Experience Affects Recreational Therapist Salaries

Late-Career
▲15%

Experienced
▲5%

National Average
$39,000

Mid-Career
▼1%

Entry-Level
▼9%

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 57 votes.

Gender

Female
86 %
Male
14 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
10%
1-4 years
47%
5-9 years
18%
10-19 years
16%
20 years or more
9%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 78%
dental benefits
Dental: 65%
vision benefits
Vision: 54%
no benefits
None: 19%