Recreational Therapists Salary Information in Kentucky

The average annual and hourly salaries for recreational therapists in the state of Kentucky are shown in Table 1 and Table 2, respectively. The comparison of the salary statistics of recreational therapists amongst Kentucky 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 2016 and published in April 2017 [1].

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

Percentile BracketAverage Annual Salary
10th Percentile Wage
$28,210
25th Percentile Wage
$32,850
50th Percentile Wage
$39,300
75th Percentile Wage
$48,330
90th Percentile Wage
$61,910

Table 1 shows the average annual salary for recreational therapists in Kentucky in 5 percentile scales. The average annual salary for the 90th percentile (the top 10 percent of the highest paid) is $61,910. The median (50th percentile) annual salary is $39,300. The average annual salary for the bottom 10 percent is $28,210.

Percentile BracketAverage Hourly Salary
10th Percentile Wage
$13.56
25th Percentile Wage
$15.79
50th Percentile Wage
$18.89
75th Percentile Wage
$23.24
90th Percentile Wage
$29.76

Table 2 shows the average hourly salary for recreational therapists in Kentucky in 5 percentile scales. The average hourly salary for the 90th percentile is $29.76. The median hourly salary is $18.89. The average hourly salary for the bottom 10 percent is $13.56.

Salary Trend (2012 to 2016)

The following table and chart show the trend of the median salary of recreational therapists from 2012 to 2016.

YearMedian SalaryYearly Growth4-Year Growth
201639,3000.71%6.26%
201539,020-7.00%-
201441,750-0.86%-
201342,11012.51%-
201236,840--

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

Table 3 shows the median annual salary of recreational therapists in some Kentucky cities and metropolitan areas. We note that the median annual salary of recreational therapists in state of Kentucky ranges from $35,840 to $38,110. The highest paying area for recreational therapists in Kentucky is Louisville-Jefferson County with a median annual salary of $38,110. The lowest paying area is Evansville with a median annual salary of $35,840.

Cities/Areas Median Annual Salary
Louisville-Jefferson County
$38,110
Evansville
$35,840


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