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Recreational Therapists Salary Information in Mississippi

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

Percentile BracketAverage Annual Salary
10th Percentile Wage
$25,360
25th Percentile Wage
$27,070
50th Percentile Wage
$33,140
75th Percentile Wage
$46,460
90th Percentile Wage
$60,940

Table 1 shows the average annual salary for recreational therapists in Mississippi in 5 percentile scales. The average annual salary for the 90th percentile (the top 10 percent of the highest paid) is $60,940. The median (50th percentile) annual salary is $33,140. The average annual salary for the bottom 10 percent is $25,360.

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
$33,140
5.73% 9.75%
2016
$31,240
1.89% -
2015
$30,650
-0.52% -
2014
$30,810
1.40% -
2013
$30,380
1.55% -
2012
$29,910
- -

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

Table 3 shows the median annual salary of recreational therapists in some Mississippi cities and metropolitan areas. We note that the median annual salary of recreational therapists in state of Mississippi ranges from $26,490 to $34,320. The highest paying area for recreational therapists in Mississippi is Northwest Mississippi nonmetropolitan area with a median annual salary of $34,320. The second highest paying city/area in Mississippi State is Jackson (mean annual salary $30,890). The lowest paying area is Northeast Mississippi nonmetropolitan area with a median annual salary of $26,490.

Cities/Areas Median Annual Salary
Northwest Mississippi nonmetropolitan area
$34,320
Jackson
$30,890
Southeast Mississippi nonmetropolitan area
$26,720
Northeast Mississippi nonmetropolitan area
$26,490




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