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Highest Paying Cities for Recreational Therapists

The top 100 highest paying cities for recreational therapists (ranked by average annual salary) are listed in Table 1. The entry level salary (as measured by the salary of the lowest 10% paid earners) and the number of employment of recreational therapists in those cities are also shown in the table. As shown in the table, with a annual salary of $79,720, Stockton, California is the highest paying city for recreational therapists. It is followed by San Francisco-San Mateo-Redwood City, California (average annual salary $79,490). The salary and employment information is computed from data published by U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS) in April 2018 [1]. For more salary information of recreational therapists in a specific city, use the links in the table.

Table 1. 100 Highest Paying Cities/Areas for Recreational Therapists

Rank City/Area Average Salary i # of
Empl. i
1 Stockton, California
$79,720
60
2 San Francisco-San Mateo-Redwood City, California
$79,490
40
3 San Luis Obispo-Paso Robles, California
$75,080
80
4 Vallejo-Fairfield, California
$75,040
70
5 Riverside-San Bernardino-Ontario, California
$72,670
150
6 Napa, California
$72,610
90
7 San Jose-Sunnyvale-Santa Clara, California
$71,990
100
8 Fresno, California
$71,840
50
9 Sacramento-Arden-Arcade-Roseville, California
$71,370
100
10 Santa Rosa-Petaluma, California
$70,350
30
11 San Francisco-Oakland-Fremont, California
$70,200
130
12 San Diego-Carlsbad-San Marcos, California
$69,730
90
13 Los Angeles-Long Beach-Glendale, California
$68,630
300
14 Los Angeles-Long Beach-Anaheim, USA
$68,530
370
15 Anaheim-Santa Ana-Irvine, USA
$68,250
80
16 Altoona, Pennsylvania
$68,050
30
17 West Palm Beach-Boca Raton-Boynton Beach, Florida
$65,870
30
18 Portland-Vancouver-Hillsboro, Washington
$65,310
70
19 Bethesda-Rockville-Frederick, Maryland
$64,820
110
20 Seattle-Bellevue-Everett, Washington
$64,300
90
21 New Haven, Connecticut
$61,180
50
22 Miami-Fort Lauderdale-Pompano Beach, Florida
$60,500
240
23 Las Vegas-Paradise, Nevada
$60,190
80
24 Lansing-East Lansing, Michigan
$59,400
30
25 Seattle-Tacoma-Bellevue, Washington
$59,040
120
26 Oakland-Fremont-Hayward, California
$58,020
80
27 Newark-Union, Pennsylvania
$57,890
160
28 Buffalo-Niagara Falls, New York
$57,490
60
29 Southwestern Wisconsin nonmetropolitan area, Wisconsin
$56,560
40
30 Little Rock-North Little Rock-Conway, Arkansas
$56,510
60
31 Poughkeepsie-Newburgh-Middletown, New York
$56,230
60
32 New York-Jersey City-White Plains, USA
$55,670
930
33 Ogden-Clearfield, Utah
$54,880
50
34 Phoenix-Mesa-Glendale, Arizona
$54,820
720
35 New York-Northern New Jersey-Long Island, New York
$54,820
1,410
36 Miami-Miami Beach-Kendall, Florida
$54,590
70
37 Austin-Round Rock-San Marcos, Texas
$54,550
90
38 New York-White Plains-Wayne, New York
$54,260
960
39 Silver Spring-Frederick-Rockville, USA
$54,200
70
40 Hartford-West Hartford-East Hartford, Connecticut
$54,150
230
41 Trenton-Ewing, New Jersey
$53,830
n/a
42 Atlantic City-Hammonton, New Jersey
$53,800
n/a
43 Durham-Chapel Hill, North Carolina
$53,530
40
44 Warren-Troy-Farmington Hills, USA
$53,410
140
45 Los Angeles-Long Beach-Santa Ana, California
$53,340
470
46 Urban Honolulu, USA
$53,270
60
47 Detroit-Warren-Livonia, Michigan
$53,170
230
48 Northeastern Pennsylvania nonmetropolitan area, Pennsylvania
$53,030
40
49 Binghamton, New York
$52,890
40
50 Detroit-Livonia-Dearborn, Michigan
$52,840
100
51 Camden, New Jersey
$52,570
80
52 Tampa-St Petersburg-Clearwater, Florida
$52,320
80
53 Rochester, Minnesota
$51,960
50
54 Warren-Troy-Farmington Hills, Michigan
$51,900
260
55 Syracuse, New York
$51,440
40
56 Johnstown, Pennsylvania
$51,370
40
57 Boston-Cambridge-Quincy, Massachusetts
$51,320
370
58 Ithaca, New York
$51,280
n/a
59 Denver-Aurora-Broomfield, Colorado
$51,180
60
60 Ann Arbor, Michigan
$51,180
70
61 Scranton--Wilkes-Barre, Pennsylvania
$50,770
90
62 Cleveland-Elyria-Mentor, Ohio
$50,530
110
63 Edison-New Brunswick, New Jersey
$50,340
120
64 Chicago-Joliet-Naperville (IL Metropolitan Division), Illinois
$50,200
590
65 Southeast Iowa nonmetropolitan area, Iowa
$50,180
40
66 Iowa City, Iowa
$50,040
30
67 Albany-Schenectady-Troy, New York
$50,000
50
68 Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
$49,850
160
69 Washington-Arlington-Alexandria, District of Columbia
$49,660
360
70 North Port-Bradenton-Sarasota, Florida
$49,620
30
71 Columbus, Ohio
$49,570
60
72 Chicago-Joliet-Naperville (IL-IN-WI Area), Illinois
$49,440
710
73 Kalamazoo-Portage, Michigan
$49,200
30
74 Spokane, Washington
$49,050
50
75 Fort Worth-Arlington, Texas
$49,010
40
76 Nassau-Suffolk, New York
$48,930
310
77 Cincinnati-Middletown, Ohio
$48,820
70
78 Washington-Arlington-Alexandria, West Virginia
$48,810
290
79 Mankato-North Mankato, Minnesota
$48,690
40
80 Baltimore-Towson, Maryland
$48,490
170
81 Houston-Sugar Land-Baytown, Texas
$48,260
260
82 Southwest New York nonmetropolitan area, New York
$47,770
50
83 Tacoma, Washington
$47,660
40
84 Fort Lauderdale-Pompano Beach-Deerfield Beach, Florida
$47,560
30
85 Other New Hampshire nonmetropolitan area, New Hampshire
$47,520
50
86 Reading, Pennsylvania
$47,210
50
87 Southwest Maine nonmetropolitan area, Maine
$47,180
40
88 Balance of Lower Peninsula of Michigan nonmetropolitan area, Michigan
$47,160
40
89 Southwestern Washington nonmetropolitan area, Washington
$46,720
n/a
90 Minneapolis-St Paul-Bloomington, Wisconsin
$46,660
390
91 Salt Lake City, Utah
$46,630
170
92 Bridgeport-Stamford-Norwalk, Connecticut
$46,600
90
93 Birmingham-Hoover, Alabama
$46,510
40
94 Far Western Pennsylvania nonmetropolitan area, Pennsylvania
$46,400
60
95 Boston-Cambridge-Quincy, Massachusetts
$46,320
630
96 Rochester, New York
$46,270
130
97 Utica-Rome, New York
$45,780
60
98 Duluth, Wisconsin
$45,760
40
99 Montgomery County-Bucks County-Chester County, USA
$45,670
290
100 Memphis, Tennessee
$45,510
90
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