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Recreational Therapist Salary
in Columbus, Ohio

$48,968 (USD)

Average Salary

$24/hr

Average Hourly

$593

Average Bonus

Last updated: December 10, 2019

The average pay for a Recreational Therapist is $48,968 a year and $24 an hour in Columbus, Ohio, United States. The average salary range for a Recreational Therapist is between $36,067 and $59,729. 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 Columbus, Ohio.

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 Columbus, Ohio, 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:
$56,767
5 Year Change:
16 %
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Recreational Therapist Job Listings for Columbus, Ohio

Therapist
Nov 30
Columbus, OH, USA
Southeast, Inc. Long Street
Southeast Healthcare is seeking a full-time Therapist to provide behavioral health services to adults receiving primary care through our FQHC. The Therapist will work in an integrated healthcare ...
Mental Health Therapist - Part-time and Full-time
Nov 25
Columbus, OH, USA
Concord Counseling Services
Older Adults Therapist - Full-time or Part-time * Do you want to make a difference? Do you want to help seniors in safely maintaining their independence and their mental health? Join the community ...
Therapist (LISW, LPCC, Psychologist)
Nov 26
Dublin, OH, USA
True North Counseling Group
We believe that clinicians should not be burdened by excessive paperwork and administrative busy work and should have the time to provide meaningful therapy for our clients. After all, that is the ...
Outpatient Therapist (LPC, PCC, or LISW)
Nov 21
Hilliard, OH, USA
Nemeth Counseling
Nemeth Counseling is searching for a Full-Time Therapist for further expansion. Our company utilizes evidence-based practices and works with children, adolescents, adults, couples, and families. We ...
Outpatient Therapist - LSW, LPC, MFT
Oct 22
Columbus, OH, USA
Chrysalis Health Ohio
Must hold, at minimum, a LSW, LPC, or MFT * Must have knowledge of the principles and practices of the discipline * Must successfully complete all criminal background checks annually * Must provide ...

The average pay for a Recreational Therapist is $48,968 a year and $24 an hour in Columbus, Ohio, United States. The average salary range for a Recreational Therapist is between $36,067 and $59,729. 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 Columbus, Ohio.

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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Therapist
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Columbus, OH, USA
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Southeast Healthcare is seeking a full-time Therapist to provide behavioral health services to adults receiving primary care through our FQHC. The Therapist will work in an integrated healthcare ...
Mental Health Therapist - Part-time and Full-time
Nov 25
Columbus, OH, USA
Concord Counseling Services
Older Adults Therapist - Full-time or Part-time * Do you want to make a difference? Do you want to help seniors in safely maintaining their independence and their mental health? Join the community ...
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