The average hourly pay for a Therapeutic Recreation Specialist is $15.97.
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Job Description for Therapeutic Recreation Specialist
For patients with physical difficulties who require therapy, a therapeutic recreation specialist can design activities and games and modify sports and exercises as part of a unified program. The specialist will often work and consult with doctors and physical or occupational therapists, who may already be assisting the patient to coordinate a strategy for designing physical recreation that is both safe and therapeutically challenging. For patients who receive recreation therapy for physical ailm…Read more
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Pay by Experience Level for Therapeutic Recreation Specialist
An entry-level Therapeutic Recreation Specialist with less than 1 year experience can expect to earn an average total compensation (includes tips, bonus, and overtime pay) of $14.18 based on 10 salaries. An early career Therapeutic Recreation Specialist with 1-4 years of experience earns an average total compensation of $14.99 based on 36 salaries. A mid-career Therapeutic Recreation Specialist with 5-9 years of experience earns an average total compensation of $17.78 based on 12 salaries. An experienced Therapeutic Recreation Specialist with 10-19 years of experience earns an average total compensation of $20.22 based on 14 salaries. In their late career (20 years and higher), employees earn an average total compensation of $20.
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