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Recreation Therapist Salary
in Connecticut, United States

$54,536 (USD)

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Salary Recap

The average pay for a Recreation Therapist is $54,536 a year and $26 an hour in Connecticut, United States. The average salary range for a Recreation Therapist is between $40,168 and $66,521. 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 Connecticut, United States.

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Job Summary

  • 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.

Salary Potential

Estimated salary in 2023:
5 Year Change:
16 %



Recreation Therapist Job Listings for Connecticut, United States

Creative Therapist - Rehab
Nov 8
Mansfield Center, United States
William Backus Hospital
Bachelor's degree in a creative rehab therapy discipline(Art, Music, Recreation, Child-Life, etc..) required. * Masters Degree Preferred Licensure/Certifications Required: Valid Drivers License ...
Therapeutic Recreation (TRD)
Oct 1
Old Saybrook, CT, USA
Gladeview Rehabilitation & Health Care Center
We are currently accepting applications and resumes for a 40 hours a week Certified Therapeutic Recreation Director ( TRD ). Experience in Dementia a Plus! All applicants must pass a thorough ...
Sep 2
Aureus Medical Group
Our patients include recreational and professional athletes, patients recovering from orthopedic or spine surgery and individuals with musculoskeletal injuries. Physical Therapists with all skill ...
Recreation Assistant - 16 Hours
Oct 25
Southport, CT, USA
RegalCare at Southport is a 120 bed SNF looking to add a dynamic new addition to our Recreation Department. As part of our team, you will assist and lead activities set up by the Recreation Director
Full-time Physical Therapist (PT)
Nov 5
Meriden, CT, USA
HealthPRO - Heritage
The Physical Therapist evaluates and treats residents, under orders from a physician, through the use of a variety of therapeutic procedures designed to restore loss of muscle strength, coordination ...