Average Therapeutic Recreation Director Salary

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The average salary for a Therapeutic Recreation Director is $47,601.
MEDIAN $47,601
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$35k - $64k
$305 - $990
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$33k - $62k

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Job Description for Therapeutic Recreation Director

Therapeutic Recreation Director Tasks
  • Oversee departmental staff operations including volunteers, business planning and budget development.
  • Ensure services are in compliance with professional standards, state and federal regulatory requirements.
  • Oversee, plan and direct the therapeutic recreation program.
  • Oversee inventory, order processing and distribution of products and services.

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Therapeutic Recreation Director
Recreation Director
Certified Therapeutic Recreation Special...
General / Operations Manager
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Somewhat common (8 - 20%)
Less common (< 8%)

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Popular Skills for Therapeutic Recreation Director

Skills in Program Management, Documentation, Team Management and Budget Management are correlated to pay that is above average. Skills that pay less than market rate include Oral / Verbal Communication.

Pay by Experience Level for Therapeutic Recreation Director

An early career Therapeutic Recreation Director with 1-4 years of experience earns an average total compensation (includes tips, bonus, and overtime pay) of $42,494 based on 33 salaries. A mid-career Therapeutic Recreation Director with 5-9 years of experience earns an average total compensation of $46,410 based on 39 salaries. An experienced Therapeutic Recreation Director with 10-19 years of experience earns an average total compensation of $49,135 based on 50 salaries. In their late career (20 years and higher), employees earn an average total compensation of $55,601.

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