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Recreational Therapists Salary in Sector of Federal, State, and Local Government

The salary statistics of recreational therapists in the industry sector of federal, state, and local government are shown in Table 1. In Table 2 we compare recreational therapists salaries in different industries within the federal, state, and local government sector.

Average Annual Salary of Recreational Therapists

Percentile BracketAverage Annual Salary
10th Percentile Wage
$33,390
25th Percentile Wage
$42,200
50th Percentile Wage
$58,490
75th Percentile Wage
$71,370
90th Percentile Wage
$80,000

Table 1 shows the average annual salary for recreational therapists in the industry sector of federal, state, and local government. 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 $80,000. The median annual salary (50th percentile) is $58,490. The average annual salary for the bottom 10 percent paid recreational therapists is $33,390.

Salary Trend (2012 to 2017)

The table and chart below show the trend of the median salary of recreational therapists in the industry sector of federal, state, and local government from 2012 to 2017.

YearMedian SalaryYearly Growth5-Year Growth
2017
$58,490
3.11% 16.48%
2016
$56,670
2.06% -
2015
$55,500
4.92% -
2014
$52,770
5.10% -
2013
$50,080
2.46% -
2012
$48,850
- -

Compare Recreational Therapists Salary in Different Industries within the Federal, State, and Local Government Sector

The average salaries of recreational therapists in eight industries in the federal, state, and local government 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 federal executive branch (oes designation) industry with an annual salary $68,620. The lowest paying industry is the local government, excluding schools and hospitals (oes designation) industry (annual salary $46,320). For detailed recreational therapists salary information in a particular industry, use the links provided below.

Industry Name Median Annual Salary
Federal Executive Branch (OES Designation)
$68,620
Federal government, including USPS
$68,620
Federal, State, and Local Government (OES Designation)
$58,490
Public sector -- Federal, state, and local government, including government owned schools and hospit
$55,420
Local government, including schools and hospitals
$50,450
State government, including schools and hospitals
$50,430
State Government, excluding schools and hospitals (OES Designation)
$49,100
Local Government, excluding schools and hospitals (OES Designation)
$46,320

Data source: The national compensation survey conducted by the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS) in 2017 and published in April 2018 [1].




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