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Recreational Therapist Salary
in Los Angeles, California

$54,498 (USD)

Average Salary

$26/hr

Average Hourly

$659

Average Bonus

Last updated: December 10, 2019

The average pay for a Recreational Therapist is $54,498 a year and $26 an hour in Los Angeles, California, United States. The average salary range for a Recreational Therapist is between $40,140 and $66,475. 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 Los Angeles, California.

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 Los Angeles, California, 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:
$63,178
5 Year Change:
16 %
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Recreational Therapist Job Listings for Los Angeles, California

Therapist
Nov 12
Los Angeles, CA, USA
Aviva Family and Children's Services
The Therapist is part of a multidisciplinary team that works intensively with the child/youth and family members to address critical mental health and/or behavioral problems and tries to stabilize ...
Therapist 24/7 Crisis - Intensive (travel Los Angeles County)
Nov 12
Los Angeles, CA, USA
Children's Institute
Under the supervision of the Supervisor, the Therapist is responsible for completing clinical assessments and providing therapy to individuals, families and groups. Uses independent judgment and ...
Temp Therapist (304)
Nov 14
Los Angeles, CA, USA
Hillsides
Documents therapy sessions based upon DMH regulations * Attends training sessions & staff meetings with program/clinical supervisors * Responsible for assessment, treatment & follow-up * Is on-call ...
Mental Health Therapist
Nov 19
Los Angeles, CA, USA
Eggleston Youth Centers, Inc.
The therapist ensures coordination of care and flexibility of services. This position oversees all clinical activities and works with case management, rehabilitation and medical staff in the ...
Mental Health Therapist 1
Oct 25
Los Angeles, CA, USA
SSG/ Weber Community Center
Therapist will provide group, individual, and family psychotherapy, as well as provide home-based services and school services. The Therapist will also will see adults through the adult RRR program ...

The average pay for a Recreational Therapist is $54,498 a year and $26 an hour in Los Angeles, California, United States. The average salary range for a Recreational Therapist is between $40,140 and $66,475. 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 Los Angeles, California.

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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Under the supervision of the Supervisor, the Therapist is responsible for completing clinical assessments and providing therapy to individuals, families and groups. Uses independent judgment and ...
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