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Recreational Therapists


Salaries of recreational therapists vary according to educational background, experience, certification, and region of the country. Recreational therapists had median earnings of $48,220 in May 2020, according to the U.S. Department of Labor. The lowest paid 10 percent earned less than $30,880 a year, while the highest paid 10 percent earned more than $77,970 annually. Employment setting is also an important factor in determining salary. Recreational therapists employed by nursing facilities earned average incomes of $44,970 in 2019. Those employed by federal agencies earned $71,050, while those who worked at state agencies earned $55,720. Consultants and educators may earn higher salaries.

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