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Therapeutic Recreation Aide Salary
in Chicago, Illinois

$40,409 (USD)

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Last updated: May 23, 2019

Salary Recap

The average pay for a Therapeutic Recreation Aide is $40,409 a year and $19 an hour in Chicago, Illinois, United States. The average salary range for a Therapeutic Recreation Aide is between $30,708 and $48,385. On average, a Bachelor's Degree is the highest level of education for a Therapeutic Recreation Aide. This compensation analysis is based on salary survey data collected directly from employers and anonymous employees in Chicago, Illinois.

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Job Summary

  • Assists Recreational Therapist in improving the functioning of patients/residents who have physical, cognitive, social, emotional, developmental, or age-related needs in hospitals, out-patient clinics, and other health care or assisted living facilities.
  • Leads and encourages interest and involvement in individual and group recreation activities, such as arts, crafts, walks, sports, games, and hobbies.
  • Greets new arrivals to activities, explains the facility rules, and introduces them to other participants.
  • Demonstrates use of materials and equipment.
  • Requires a Recreational Therapy Assistant license or certification.
Therapeutic Recreation Aide Job Prevalence in Chicago, Illinois, United States

Job family: Healthcare Support Workers, All Other

Job family population: 92,030

Estimated population of Therapeutic Recreation Aide jobs: 85,698

Rate of error: 1.8%

Salary Potential

Estimated salary in 2024:
5 Year Change:
16 %



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Description: Chicago ( (listen), locally also ), officially the City of Chicago, is the most populous city in Illinois, as well as the third most populous city in the United States. With an estimated population of 2,716,450 (2017), it is the most populous city in the Midwest. Chicago is the principal city of the Chicago metropolitan area, often referred to as Chicagoland, and the county seat of Cook County, the second most populous county in the United States. The metropolitan area, at nearly 10 million people, is the third-largest in the United States. Located on the shores of freshwater Lake Michigan, Chicago was incorporated...

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