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Recreational Therapists Salary Information in Massachusetts

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

Percentile BracketAverage Annual Salary
10th Percentile Wage
$25,900
25th Percentile Wage
$36,290
50th Percentile Wage
$46,230
75th Percentile Wage
$61,040
90th Percentile Wage
$83,260

Table 1 shows the average annual salary for recreational therapists in Massachusetts in 5 percentile scales. The average annual salary for the 90th percentile (the top 10 percent of the highest paid) is $83,260. The median (50th percentile) annual salary is $46,230. The average annual salary for the bottom 10 percent is $25,900.

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
$46,230
12.35% 23.32%
2016
$40,520
0.10% -
2015
$40,480
7.14% -
2014
$37,590
5.32% -
2013
$35,590
0.39% -
2012
$35,450
- -

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

Table 3 shows the median annual salary of recreational therapists in some Massachusetts cities and metropolitan areas. We note that the median annual salary of recreational therapists in state of Massachusetts ranges from $35,640 to $51,320. The highest paying area for recreational therapists in Massachusetts is Boston-Cambridge-Quincy with a median annual salary of $51,320. The second highest paying city/area in Massachusetts State is Boston-Cambridge-Quincy (mean annual salary $46,320). The lowest paying area is Barnstable Town with a median annual salary of $35,640.

Cities/Areas Median Annual Salary
Boston-Cambridge-Quincy
$51,320
Boston-Cambridge-Quincy
$46,320
Springfield
$44,710
Peabody
$43,330
Worcester
$39,540
Barnstable Town
$35,640




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