Recreational Therapists Salary Information in New York

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

Percentile BracketAverage Annual Salary
10th Percentile Wage
$35,150
25th Percentile Wage
$42,920
50th Percentile Wage
$53,460
75th Percentile Wage
$63,920
90th Percentile Wage
$74,950

Table 1 shows the average annual salary for recreational therapists in New York in 5 percentile scales. The average annual salary for the 90th percentile (the top 10 percent of the highest paid) is $74,950. The median (50th percentile) annual salary is $53,460. The average annual salary for the bottom 10 percent is $35,150.

Percentile BracketAverage Hourly Salary
10th Percentile Wage
$16.89
25th Percentile Wage
$20.64
50th Percentile Wage
$25.70
75th Percentile Wage
$30.73
90th Percentile Wage
$36.03

Table 2 shows the average hourly salary for recreational therapists in New York in 5 percentile scales. The average hourly salary for the 90th percentile is $36.03. The median hourly salary is $25.70. The average hourly salary for the bottom 10 percent is $16.89.

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
201653,4601.61%4.08%
201552,6002.00%-
201451,5502.41%-
201350,310-1.93%-
201251,280--

Table 3. Median Annual Salary of Recreational Therapists in New York Cities

Table 3 shows the median annual salary of recreational therapists in some New York cities and metropolitan areas. We note that the median annual salary of recreational therapists in state of New York ranges from $39,190 to $56,230. The highest paying area for recreational therapists in New York is Poughkeepsie-Newburgh-Middletown with a median annual salary of $56,230. The second highest paying city/area in New York State is Buffalo-Niagara Falls (mean annual salary $55,700). The lowest paying area is Elmira with a median annual salary of $39,190.

Cities/Areas Median Annual Salary
Poughkeepsie-Newburgh-Middletown
$56,230
Buffalo-Niagara Falls
$55,700
New York-Northern New Jersey-Long Island
$54,990
New York-White Plains-Wayne
$54,260
Syracuse
$53,260
Binghamton
$52,890
Ithaca
$51,280
Albany-Schenectady-Troy
$50,840
Nassau-Suffolk
$49,900
Rochester
$48,130
Southwest New York nonmetropolitan area
$47,770
Utica-Rome
$47,410
Capital-Northern New York nonmetropolitan area
$39,950
Elmira
$39,190



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