Recreational Therapists

Recreational therapists plan, direct, and coordinate recreation-based treatment programs for people with disabilities, injuries, or illnesses. These therapists use a variety of modalities, including arts and crafts; drama, music, and dance; sports and games; aquatics; and community outings to help maintain or improve a patient?s physical, social, and emotional well-being.

$47,680

Median US Salary

Bachelor's degree

Minimum education requirement

Outlook for Recreational Therapists

Currently employed

18,490

In the U.S. Total

Job Growth

7%

2016 - 2026 growth rate

Jobs added

1,000 to 4,999

Estimated over the next 10 years

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Median Salary by State for Recreational Therapists

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10 Highest Paying States

(Median salary)

California $71,380

Oregon $59,270

Nevada $59,160

New Jersey $56,920

Arizona $53,710

Florida $52,820

New York $52,490

District of Columbia $52,330

Iowa $51,420

Washington $51,330

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Maxxing your 401k as Recreational Therapists

All numbers based on median salary

% to Max 401k

39.8%

Per paycheck

$729.87

Bi-Weekly Pay Period

Gross Income $1,833.85
Pre Tax Retirement $729.87
Before Taxes $1,103.98
Taxes $331.19
Take Home $772.79

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