Average Recreational Therapist Hourly Pay

$18.45
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$450
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The average hourly pay for a Recreational Therapist is $18.45.
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What Do Recreational Therapists Do?

Job Satisfaction for Recreational Therapist

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What Are Popular Skills for Recreational Therapists?

Skills in Group Therapy, Program Development, Diagnosis and Treatment Planning, Psychiatric and Oral / Verbal Communication are correlated to pay that is above average.

What is the Pay by Experience Level for Recreational Therapists?

An entry-level Recreational Therapist with less than 1 year experience can expect to earn an average total compensation (includes tips, bonus, and overtime pay) of $16.90 based on 31 salaries. An early career Recreational Therapist with 1-4 years of experience earns an average total compensation of $17.85 based on 194 salaries. A mid-career Recreational Therapist with 5-9 years of experience earns an average total compensation of $19.47 based on 59 salaries. An experienced Recreational Therapist with 10-19 years of experience earns an average total compensation of $20.44 based on 54 salaries. In their late career (20 years and higher), employees earn an average total compensation of $22.
Employees with Recreational Therapist in their job title in New York, New York earn an average of 16.5% more than the national average. These job titles also find higher than average salaries in Chicago, Illinois (10.4% more) and Spokane, Washington (8.4% more). The lowest salaries can be found in Greensboro, North Carolina (18.7% less), Montgomery, Alabama (10.9% less) and Atlanta, Georgia (3.8% less).

Years of Experience

This data is based on 375 survey responses.
Entry Level
8.3%
Early Career
51.7%
Mid Career
15.7%
Experienced
14.4%
Late Career
9.9%