How much does a Recreational Therapist make? The median annual Recreational Therapist salary is $53,050, as of September 27, 2017, with a range usually between $47,402-$58,915, however this can vary widely depending on a variety of factors. Our team of Certified Compensation Professionals has analyzed survey data collected from thousands of HR departments at companies of all sizes and industries to present this range of annual salaries for people with the job title Recreational Therapist in the United States.
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This chart describes the expected percentage of people who perform the job of Recreational Therapist in the United States that make less than that annual salary. For example the median expected annual pay for a typical Recreational Therapist in the United States is $53,050, so 50% of the people who perform the job of Recreational Therapist in the United States are expected to make less than $53,050.
Source: HR Reported data as of September 27, 2017
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This chart describes the expected percentage of people who perform the job of Recreational Therapist that make less than that salary. For example 50% of the people who perform the job of Recreational Therapist are expected to make less than the median.
Source: HR Reported data as of October 2017
Plans and directs medically approved therapeutic recreational programs for patients. Organizes activities according to patients' capabilities, needs, and interests. Conducts programs including symptom management, basic conversation skills, community re-entry, sports, gardening, dramatics, music, social activities, and arts and crafts. Prepares reports for patients' physicians describing individual patient symptoms and reactions to therapeutic programs. Conducts activity therapy assessment of a patient's strengths and needs, and recommends therapeutic activity. Documents progress on each patient. Requires a license/certification to practice from the National Council of Therapeutic Recreation Specialists. Requires a bachelor's degree. Typically reports to a manager. Requires to practice from the National Council of Therapeutic Recreation Specialists. Years of experience may be unspecified. Certification and/or licensing in the position's specialty is the main requirement. View full job description