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Recreation Therapist Salary

$49,762 (USD)

Average Salary

$24/hr

Average Hourly

$602

Average Bonus

Last updated: December 07, 2019

The average pay for a Recreation Therapist is $49,762 a year and $24 an hour in the United States. The average salary range for a Recreation Therapist is between $36,651 and $60,698. On average, a Bachelor's Degree is the highest level of education for a Recreation Therapist. This compensation analysis is based on salary survey data collected directly from employers and anonymous employees in the United States.

ERI’s compensation data are based on salary surveys conducted and researched by ERI. Cost of labor data in the Assessor Series are based on actual housing sales data from commercially available sources, plus rental rates, gasoline prices, consumables, medical care premium costs, property taxes, effective income tax rates, etc.

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Description:
  • Creates, arranges, and leads medically approved recreation program for patients in hospitals and other institutions.
  • Directs and organizes such activities as sports, dramatics, games, and arts and crafts to assist patients to develop interpersonal relationships, to socialize effectively, and to develop confidence needed to participate in group activities.
  • Regulates content of program in accordance with patients' capabilities, needs, and interests.
  • Instructs patients in relaxation techniques, such as deep breathing, concentration, and other activities, to reduce stress and tension.
  • Instructs patients in calisthenics, stretching and limbering exercises.
Recreation Therapist Job Prevalence in the United States

Job family: Recreational Therapists

Job family population: 18,840

Estimated population of Recreation Therapist jobs: 5,407

Rate of error: 2.5%

Estimated salary in 2024:
$57,688
5 Year Change:
16 %
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Description: The United States of America (USA), commonly known as the United States (U.S. or US) or simply America, is a country comprising 50 states, a federal district, five major self-governing territories, and various possessions. At 3.8 million square miles (9.8 million km2), it is the world's third or fourth largest country by total area and is slightly smaller than the entire continent of Europe. Most of the country is located in central North America between Canada and Mexico. With an estimated population of over 327 million people, the U.S. is the third most populous country. The capital is Washington, D.C., and the...

Recreation Therapist Job Listings for United States

Recreational Therapist
Dec 5
Marietta, United States
ProMedica Health System
The Recreational Therapist is responsible to plan, organize, and implement comprehensive leisure services designed to meet the social, spiritual, intellectual, emotional, educational and physical ...
Certified Recreation Therapist
Nov 29
Charleston, South Carolina, USA
Medical University of South Carolina
Bachelor's degree in Therapeutic Recreation from an accredited institution required; one years related work experience preferred. Required Licensure, Certifications, Registrations: Credentialed as a ...
Recreational Therapist
Nov 6
Lewiston, ID, USA
Psychiatric Medical Care
Qualifications - Bachelor's degree in Therapeutic Recreation - CTRS Certification required - One ... licensed therapist, and registered nurse. To ensure we retain and invest in great people, PMC ...
Recreation Therapist
Oct 8
Orem, UT, USA
Summerfield Retirement
Implements and maintains professional conduct and markets the Recreation Therapy/Activities program within the community. Major Tasks, Duties and Responsibilities * Must be able to work cooperatively ...
Recreation Therapist
Sep 28
Charter Township of Clinton, MI, USA
Ava Care & Case Management
In a supervised position the recreation therapist would be responsible for creating weekly client activity plans, coordination of therapeutic activities within the patient's schedule of medical ...

The average pay for a Recreation Therapist is $49,762 a year and $24 an hour in the United States. The average salary range for a Recreation Therapist is between $36,651 and $60,698. On average, a Bachelor's Degree is the highest level of education for a Recreation Therapist. This compensation analysis is based on salary survey data collected directly from employers and anonymous employees in the United States.

ERI’s compensation data are based on salary surveys conducted and researched by ERI. Cost of labor data in the Assessor Series are based on actual housing sales data from commercially available sources, plus rental rates, gasoline prices, consumables, medical care premium costs, property taxes, effective income tax rates, etc.

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The Recreational Therapist is responsible to plan, organize, and implement comprehensive leisure services designed to meet the social, spiritual, intellectual, emotional, educational and physical ...
Certified Recreation Therapist
Nov 29
Charleston, South Carolina, USA
Medical University of South Carolina
Bachelor's degree in Therapeutic Recreation from an accredited institution required; one years related work experience preferred. Required Licensure, Certifications, Registrations: Credentialed as a ...
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