Recreational Therapists Salary Information in Michigan

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

Percentile BracketAverage Annual Salary
10th Percentile Wage
$33,640
25th Percentile Wage
$41,830
50th Percentile Wage
$49,430
75th Percentile Wage
$58,520
90th Percentile Wage
$67,840

Table 1 shows the average annual salary for recreational therapists in Michigan in 5 percentile scales. The average annual salary for the 90th percentile (the top 10 percent of the highest paid) is $67,840. The median (50th percentile) annual salary is $49,430. The average annual salary for the bottom 10 percent is $33,640.

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
$49,430
-0.61% 9.31%
2016
$49,730
4.75% -
2015
$47,370
0.08% -
2014
$47,330
2.64% -
2013
$46,080
2.71% -
2012
$44,830
- -

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

Table 3 shows the median annual salary of recreational therapists in some Michigan cities and metropolitan areas. We note that the median annual salary of recreational therapists in state of Michigan ranges from $20,020 to $59,400. The highest paying area for recreational therapists in Michigan is Lansing-East Lansing with a median annual salary of $59,400. The second highest paying city/area in Michigan State is Detroit-Warren-Livonia (mean annual salary $53,170). The lowest paying area is Holland-Grand Haven with a median annual salary of $20,020.

Cities/Areas Median Annual Salary
Lansing-East Lansing
$59,400
Detroit-Warren-Livonia
$53,170
Detroit-Livonia-Dearborn
$52,840
Warren-Troy-Farmington Hills
$51,900
Ann Arbor
$51,180
Kalamazoo-Portage
$49,200
Balance of Lower Peninsula of Michigan nonmetropolitan area
$47,160
Northeast Lower Peninsula of Michigan nonmetropolitan area
$44,710
Grand Rapids-Wyoming
$44,430
Upper Peninsula of Michigan nonmetropolitan area
$43,420
Flint
$34,980
South Bend-Mishawaka
$30,490
Holland-Grand Haven
$20,020




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