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Recreational Therapist Salary
in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania

$48,174 (USD)

Average Salary

$23/hr

Average Hourly

$583

Average Bonus

Last updated: December 16, 2019

The average pay for a Recreational Therapist is $48,174 a year and $23 an hour in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, United States. The average salary range for a Recreational Therapist is between $35,482 and $58,761. 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 Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania.

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 Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, 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:
$55,847
5 Year Change:
16 %
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Recreational Therapist Job Listings for Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania

Therapist
Nov 5
Beaver Falls, PA, USA
Gateway Rehab
We are looking for a Full Time Therapist that would work between both locations. This position will act as back-up for Therapists between both locations, be responsible for a portion of the ...
Adult Inpatient Evening Counselor
Nov 4
Aliquippa, PA, USA
Gateway Rehab
Assists the therapists in the documentation. * Conducts individual sessions. * Coordinates ... Supervises patient recreational activities and AA/NA meetings. * Orients patient to the treatment ...
Physical Therapist - Relocation to Iowa
Dec 10
Pittsburgh, PA, USA
Millennium Rehab & Consulting Inc.
Physical Therapist (PT) REPORTS TO: Clinic and/or Area Manager FUNCTION: Operations CLASSIFICATION: Non-Exempt GENERAL PURPOSE: Provides patient/resident assessment, care planning, direct treatment ...
Occupational Therapist
Dec 9
McCandless Township, PA, USA
Host Healthcare
Host Healthcare has a great travel therapy opportunity. A prestigious facility is looking to hire a travel therapist. This is an opportunity to earn top pay while working at a top facility in the ...
Autism Behavior Therapist
Sep 28
Millsboro, United States
ABA2DAY BEHAVIOR SERVICES
We provide educational and behavioral health therapy to children and adolescents (ages 12 months to 17 years old) with Autism and other developmental disabilities. We teach communication, social ...

The average pay for a Recreational Therapist is $48,174 a year and $23 an hour in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, United States. The average salary range for a Recreational Therapist is between $35,482 and $58,761. 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 Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania.

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
Nov 5
Beaver Falls, PA, USA
Gateway Rehab
We are looking for a Full Time Therapist that would work between both locations. This position will act as back-up for Therapists between both locations, be responsible for a portion of the ...
Adult Inpatient Evening Counselor
Nov 4
Aliquippa, PA, USA
Gateway Rehab
Assists the therapists in the documentation. * Conducts individual sessions. * Coordinates ... Supervises patient recreational activities and AA/NA meetings. * Orients patient to the treatment ...
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