Recreational Therapist Salary

recreational-therapist-salary-chart.jpgRecreational therapists coordinate, direct, and plan recreational programs for nursing homes, hospitals, and similar institutions.

Salary

The average salary is $45,520 annually. The bottom 10% earns at most $27,120 while the top 10% earns at least $68,950 a year. The median salary is $43,180 yearly.

The best industries for employment are nursing care facilities (4,120 employed, $40,950 average); general medical and surgical hospitals (3,500 employed, $48,920 average); and psychiatric and substance abuse hospitals (2,490 employed, $48,700). The top paying industry is the federal executive branch, paying $65,240 a year (910 employed).

The top three paying states are California ($62,850), Connecticut ($52,810), and New Jersey ($52,320).

Job Outlook

The job outlook of radiation therapists is expected to increase by 13% between 2012 and 2022, which is slightly faster than average.

Recreational Therapist Salary by State

State Lowest 10% Median Salary Highest 10% Average Salary
Alabama $24,910 $36,660 $59,230 $38,710
Arizona $28,060 $36,360 $54,340 $38,800
Arkansas $27,780 $43,760 $67,520 $45,710
California $31,410 $66,610 $88,430 $62,850
Colorado $27,880 $42,200 $62,620 $43,930
Connecticut $34,030 $46,380 $81,070 $52,810
Delaware $31,720 $37,950 $56,220 $40,940
Florida $29,530 $44,870 $62,690 $45,630
Georgia $26,920 $38,420 $56,500 $39,310
Hawaii $32,210 $37,780 $60,790 $42,880
Idaho $19,820 $42,370 $60,240 $41,200
Illinois $24,470 $41,110 $69,120 $43,890
Indiana $25,420 $37,190 $51,940 $37,830
Iowa $31,470 $47,900 $70,640 $49,100
Kansas $20,580 $33,130 $49,040 $34,920
Kentucky $26,140 $42,110 $66,920 $43,580
Louisiana $29,500 $40,790 $58,250 $41,880
Maine $32,150 $39,430 $55,740 $41,360
Maryland $24,990 $46,820 $72,030 $47,680
Massachusetts $24,150 $35,590 $54,710 $38,200
Michigan $30,620 $46,080 $64,360 $46,280
Minnesota $33,160 $44,510 $62,730 $46,300
Mississippi $25,210 $30,380 $48,860 $33,270
Missouri $25,070 $39,210 $51,720 $38,830
Montana $24,830 $35,230 $53,340 $37,800
Nebraska $27,680 $36,040 $52,100 $38,340
Nevada $32,930 $43,900 $58,800 $44,720
New Hampshire $34,020 $45,050 $59,070 $45,630
New Jersey $39,780 $51,230 $70,290 $52,320
New Mexico $29,180 $35,050 $52,670 $38,030
New York $31,750 $50,310 $71,970 $50,690
North Carolina $29,800 $43,190 $59,240 $43,550
North Dakota $25,060 $33,850 $50,180 $36,190
Ohio $33,090 $43,350 $60,310 $44,880
Oklahoma $23,090 $35,010 $55,380 $37,100
Oregon $35,070 $51,540 $67,930 $50,740
Pennsylvania $24,110 $41,900 $63,500 $42,480
Rhode Island $22,390 $39,450 $59,260 $40,640
South Carolina $20,330 $35,380 $59,960 $37,470
Tennessee $29,630 $40,300 $69,150 $45,870
Texas $28,920 $46,750 $66,430 $47,350
Utah $27,940 $39,590 $56,420 $40,550
Vermont $24,030 $39,320 $51,490 $38,510
Virginia $29,830 $40,590 $60,420 $42,850
Washington $24,680 $42,730 $69,430 $44,630
West Virginia $28,420 $42,780 $60,650 $44,090
Wisconsin $25,330 $35,350 $58,550 $38,370
Wyoming $34,290 $45,380 $58,470 $45,820