Recreational Therapists Salary Information in Iowa

The average annual and hourly salaries for recreational therapists in the state of Iowa are shown in Table 1 and Table 2, respectively. The comparison of the salary statistics of recreational therapists amongst Iowa metropolitan areas is shown in Table 3. The salary statistics are based on the national compensation survey conducted by the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics in 2017 and published in April 2018 [1].

Table 1 & 2. Annual & Hourly Salary of Recreational Therapists in Iowa

Percentile BracketAverage Annual Salary
10th Percentile Wage
$32,110
25th Percentile Wage
$40,670
50th Percentile Wage
$51,420
75th Percentile Wage
$64,530
90th Percentile Wage
$73,540

Table 1 shows the average annual salary for recreational therapists in Iowa in 5 percentile scales. The average annual salary for the 90th percentile (the top 10 percent of the highest paid) is $73,540. The median (50th percentile) annual salary is $51,420. The average annual salary for the bottom 10 percent is $32,110.

Salary Trend (2012 to 2017)

The table and chart below show the trend of the median salary of recreational therapists from 2012 to 2017.

YearMedian SalaryYearly Growth5-Year Growth
2017
$51,420
9.24% 9.72%
2016
$46,670
8.08% -
2015
$42,900
-9.14% -
2014
$46,820
-2.31% -
2013
$47,900
3.09% -
2012
$46,420
- -

Table 3. Median Annual Salary of Recreational Therapists in Iowa Cities

Table 3 shows the median annual salary of recreational therapists in some Iowa cities and metropolitan areas. We note that the median annual salary of recreational therapists in state of Iowa ranges from $30,330 to $50,180. The highest paying area for recreational therapists in Iowa is Southeast Iowa nonmetropolitan area with a median annual salary of $50,180. The second highest paying city/area in Iowa State is Iowa City (mean annual salary $50,040). The lowest paying area is Davenport-Moline-Rock Island with a median annual salary of $30,330.

Cities/Areas Median Annual Salary
Southeast Iowa nonmetropolitan area
$50,180
Iowa City
$50,040
Des Moines-West Des Moines
$40,660
Cedar Rapids
$36,790
Davenport-Moline-Rock Island
$30,330




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