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Recreation Therapist Salary
in Connecticut, United States

$54,623 (USD)

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Salary Recap

The average pay for a Recreation Therapist is $54,623 a year and $26 an hour in Connecticut, United States. The average salary range for a Recreation Therapist is between $40,232 and $66,627. 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 2024:
5 Year Change:
16 %



Recreation Therapist Job Listings for Connecticut, United States

Recreation Therapist
Nov 17
Wallingford, United States
Recreation Therapist (001263)Masonicare Health Center - Therapeutic Recreation - Wallingford, CT Full Time / Day Shift Memory Care experience is preferred. The Recreation Therapist provides a variety ...
Recreation Specialist-Sailing
Dec 12
New London, CT, USA
Coast Guard Community Services Command
Recreation Specialist-Sailing NTE 4 years Who May Apply: All Sources Salary: Negotiable Location: MWR Academy, New London, CT USCG Academy Waterfront DUTIES: Serves as the proponent for the sailing ...
Therapeutic Recreation Specialist - Adolescent Unit (Per Diem)
Nov 11
Hartford, United States
William Backus Hospital
Job Summary Provides Therapeutic Recreation Services to assigned patient caseload that includes evaluation of leisure function and treatment consistent with treatment team goals. Independently ...
Occupational Therapist (OT) - Outpatient
Dec 13
Hartford, United States
William Backus Hospital
... recreation, and productivity/work. Addresses dysfunction in psychosocial skills, cognition, and ... Certified Hand Therapist (CHT) preferred. * Graduate of Occupational Therapy Program from an ...
INDEPENDENT CONTRACTOR - Lic'd Mental Health Therapist
Jan 8
Old Saybrook, CT, USA
Old Saybrook Private Agency
INDEPENDENT CONTRACTOR Licensed Mental Health Therapist for Old Saybrook private agency. Furnished office, all inclusive rent, except billing. Great team; highly regarded among referral sources. Call ...