Recreational Therapist Salaries

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Alternate Job Titles: Recreational Therapist, Therapeutic Recreation Worker

What is the average annual salary for Recreational Therapist?
The annual salary for someone with the job title Recreational Therapist may vary depending on a number of factors including industry, company size, location, years of experience and level of education. 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.

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 $49,396 so 50% of the people who perform the job of Recreational Therapist in the United Sates are expected to make less than $49,396.

Source: HR Reported data as of July 2014

Median $49,396
  • 10%$39,187
  • 25%$44,052
  • 75%$54,797
  • 90%$59,713

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Job Description for Recreational Therapist

Plans and directs medically approved recreational programs for patients. Organizes activities according to patients' capabilities, needs, and interests. Advises patients to get involved in leisure activities. Prepares reports for patients' physicians describing individual patient symptoms and reactions to therapeutic programs. Requires a bachelor's degree and a license/certification to practice from the National Council of Therapeutic Recreation Specialists. Familiar with standard concepts, practices, and procedures within a particular field. Relies on experience and judgment to plan and accomplish goals. Performs a variety of tasks. A certain degree of creativity and latitude is required. Typically reports to a manager. View Recreational Therapist job description

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Categories:  Sports and Recreation, Healthcare -- Technicians

Industries:  Edu., Gov't. & Nonprofit, Healthcare

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