Information About Recreational Therapists

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Training

Recreational therapists need bachelor's degree.

Degrees for Recreational therapists
Training for Recreational Therapists
Percent
Less than High School 3.7
High School 10.9
Some College 10.8
Associates Degree 5.6
Bachelors Degree 55.1
Masters Degree 13.1
Doctorate or Professional Degree 0.7

Employment

Represents about 23,000 people in the United States- 0.1% of which are self-employed

Employment prospects are up Over the next 5 years there will be aproximately 3,000 more recreational therapists but, because of expected growth and replacement needs in the United States, we will need 11,000 more.


Hourly Income

On average, recreational therapists make $20.65 per hour.

Hourly Income Distribution in U.S. Dollars ($)
Bottom 10% Bottom 25% Median Top 75% Top 90%
Recreational therapists $12.30 $15.50 $19.70 $25.20 $31.20
Healthcare practitioners and technical occupations $14.60 $20.30 $28.60 $40.00 $59.80
National Average $8.65 $10.70 $16.50 $26.60 $41.00

Annual Salaries

On average, recreational therapists make $42,940 per year.

Annual Salary Distribution in U.S. Dollars ($)
Bottom 10% Bottom 25% Median Top 75% Top 90%
Recreational therapists $25,620 $32,250 $41,060 $52,560 $65,040
Healthcare practitioners and technical occupations $30,500 $42,330 $59,570 $83,330 $124,550
National Average $18,000 $22,380 $34,460 $55,470 $85,280

This data is from the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics, Occupational Employment Statistics

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