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Recreational Therapist Salary

$49,723 (USD)

Average Salary

$24/hr

Average Hourly

$602

Average Bonus

Last updated: November 22, 2019

The average pay for a Recreational Therapist is $49,723 a year and $24 an hour in the United States. The average salary range for a Recreational Therapist is between $36,623 and $60,650. On average, a Bachelor's Degree is the highest level of education for a Recreational 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.
Recreational Therapist Job Prevalence in the United States

Job family: Recreational Therapists

Job family population: 18,840

Estimated population of Recreational Therapist jobs: 5,407

Rate of error: 2.5%

Estimated salary in 2024:
$57,642
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...

Recreational Therapist Job Listings for United States

Recreational Therapist
Nov 12
Westland, United States
State of Michigan
To provide habilitative and rehabilitative programming using the principles and practices of the Recreational Therapy profession in the development and enhancement of functional skills and abilities
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 ...
Recreational Therapist
Oct 10
Summit, United States
AHS Hospital Corp.
Overview Overlook Medical Center is seeking a per diem Recreational Therapist II to work varied shifts including every other weekend. Responsibilities * Therapeutic Recreation assessment, treatment ...
Recreational Therapist
Sep 30
Green Bay, WI, USA
Evolve Healing
Job Description Recreational Therapist This is a part- time (20-25 hours) permanent position at Evolve, which is a leading eating disorder treatment clinic in Wisconsin. Evolve offers outpatient ...
Recreation Therapist
Oct 8
Orem, UT, USA
Summerfield Retirement
Plans the development and distribution of monthly recreational/activities calendars. * Plans the development and distribution of monthly newsletter. * Assist in the direction of recreation therapy ...

The average pay for a Recreational Therapist is $49,723 a year and $24 an hour in the United States. The average salary range for a Recreational Therapist is between $36,623 and $60,650. On average, a Bachelor's Degree is the highest level of education for a Recreational 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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