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Recreation Therapist Salary
in New York, United States

$52,787 (USD)

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Last updated: March 26, 2019

Salary Recap

The average pay for a Recreation Therapist is $52,787 a year and $25 an hour in New York, United States. The average salary range for a Recreation Therapist is between $38,880 and $64,388. 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 New York, 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.
Recreation Therapist Job Prevalence in New York, United States

Job family: Recreational Therapists

Job family population: 18,490

Estimated population of Recreation Therapist jobs: 5,306

Rate of error: 2.6%

Salary Potential

Estimated salary in 2024:
5 Year Change:
16 %



Recreation Therapist Job Listings for New York, United States

Recreational Therapist (Mckeown)
Feb 25
Syosset, NY, USA
The Recreation Therapist will supervise, instruct and carry out all programs of recreation, including special events, recreational programming and trips on a campus wide base and ensures that all ...
Creative Arts Therapist
Mar 14
Katonah, NY, USA
Four Winds Hospitals
The Licensed Creative Arts Therapist will provide therapeutic creative arts and recreational activities for children, adolescents and adult psychiatric patients. * Will work closely with the ...
Master Level C.A.M.P Counselor -Therapeutic Summer C.A.M.P.
Mar 17
Chatham, NJ, USA
Stepping Forward Counseling Center,LLC
D.'s or Recreation Therapist. They all want to learn and grow professional. We use a Behavior Modification therapies with the Token Economy and other modalities like Modeling+Rehearsal Training ...
Recreation Specialist
Feb 19
Queens, NY, USA
Urban Resource Institute
Must assist in planning cultural and recreational activities within the New York City area which are geared to bring pleasure and broaden the outlook of parents and children. Must be able to ...
Mar 18
Yonkers, NY, USA
High School Diploma or one year experience in a recreation program and dementia, preferably in a LTC setting. MUST BE 18 OR OVER SERIOUS INQUIRES ONLY
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