Recreational Therapists Salary in Sector of Educational Services

The salary statistics of recreational therapists in the industry sector of educational services are shown in Table 1. In Table 2 we compare recreational therapists salaries in different industries within the educational services sector.

Average Annual Salary of Recreational Therapists

Percentile BracketAverage Annual Salary
10th Percentile Wage
$27,660
25th Percentile Wage
$40,380
50th Percentile Wage
$49,520
75th Percentile Wage
$61,320
90th Percentile Wage
$75,430

Table 1 shows the average annual salary for recreational therapists in the industry sector of educational services. The salaries are shown in 5 percentile scales. The average annual salary for the 90th percentile (the top 10 percent of the highest paid) recreational therapists is $75,430. The median annual salary (50th percentile) is $49,520. The average annual salary for the bottom 10 percent paid recreational therapists is $27,660.

Salary Trend (2012 to 2016)

The following table and chart show the trend of the median salary of recreational therapists in the industry sector of educational services from 2012 to 2016.

YearMedian SalaryYearly Growth4-Year Growth
201649,5204.46%7.90%
201547,310-2.90%-
201448,6803.39%-
201347,0303.02%-
201245,610--

Compare Recreational Therapists Salary in Different Industries within the Educational Services Sector

The average salaries of recreational therapists in eleven industries in the educational services sector are shown below. We note that within this industry sector, the salaries vary among different industries. The highest paying industry for recreational therapists occupations is the colleges, universities, and professional schools - state government owned industry with an annual salary $51,940. The lowest paying industry is the elementary and secondary schools - state government owned industry (annual salary $37,070). For detailed recreational therapists salary information in a particular industry, use the links provided below.

Industry Name Median Annual Salary
Colleges, universities, and professional schools - State government owned
$51,940
Educational Services - State government owned
$51,300
Colleges, Universities, and Professional Schools
$51,160
Colleges, universities, and professional schools - Privately owned
$50,850
Elementary and Secondary Schools - Local government owned
$50,570
Educational Services - Local government owned
$50,160
Educational Services
$49,520
Elementary and Secondary Schools
$49,290
Elementary and Secondary Schools - Privately owned
$49,250
Educational Services - Privately owned
$48,710
Elementary and Secondary Schools - State government owned
$37,070

Data source: The national compensation survey conducted by the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS) in 2016 and published in April 2017 [1].



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