Recreational Therapists Salary Information in Louisiana

The average annual and hourly salaries for recreational therapists in the state of Louisiana are shown in Table 1 and Table 2, respectively. The comparison of the salary statistics of recreational therapists among Louisiana 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 Louisiana

Percentile BracketAverage Annual Salary
10th Percentile Wage
$26,480
25th Percentile Wage
$33,490
50th Percentile Wage
$39,290
75th Percentile Wage
$47,790
90th Percentile Wage
$58,270

Table 1 shows the average annual salary for recreational therapists in Louisiana in 5 percentile scales. The average annual salary for the 90th percentile (the top 10 percent of the highest paid) is $58,270. The median (50th percentile) annual salary is $39,290. The average annual salary for the bottom 10 percent is $26,480.

Percentile BracketAverage Hourly Salary
10th Percentile Wage
$12.73
25th Percentile Wage
$16.10
50th Percentile Wage
$18.89
75th Percentile Wage
$22.98
90th Percentile Wage
$28.01

Table 2 shows the average hourly salary for recreational therapists in Louisiana in 5 percentile scales. The average hourly salary for the 90th percentile is $28.01. The median hourly salary is $18.89. The average hourly salary for the bottom 10 percent is $12.73.

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
201639,2900.13%4.66%
201539,2403.21%-
201437,980-7.40%-
201340,7908.16%-
201237,460--

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

Table 3 shows the median annual salary of recreational therapists in some Louisiana cities and metropolitan areas. We note that the median annual salary of recreational therapists in state of Louisiana ranges from $36,490 to $46,360. The highest paying area for recreational therapists in Louisiana is New Orleans-Metairie-Kenner with a median annual salary of $46,360. The second highest paying city/area in Louisiana State is Baton Rouge (mean annual salary $40,180). The lowest paying area is New Iberia nonmetropolitan area with a median annual salary of $36,490.

Cities/Areas Median Annual Salary
New Orleans-Metairie-Kenner
$46,360
Baton Rouge
$40,180
Shreveport-Bossier City
$39,030
Alexandria
$37,300
New Iberia nonmetropolitan area
$36,490


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