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 amongst 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 2017 and published in April 2018 [1].

Table 1 & 2. Annual & Hourly Salary of Recreational Therapists in New York

Percentile BracketAverage Annual Salary
10th Percentile Wage
$34,860
25th Percentile Wage
$42,490
50th Percentile Wage
$52,490
75th Percentile Wage
$64,400
90th Percentile Wage
$76,420

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 $76,420. The median (50th percentile) annual salary is $52,490. The average annual salary for the bottom 10 percent is $34,860.

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
$52,490
-1.85% 2.31%
2016
$53,460
1.61% -
2015
$52,600
2.00% -
2014
$51,550
2.41% -
2013
$50,310
-1.93% -
2012
$51,280
- -

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 $57,490. The highest paying area for recreational therapists in New York is Buffalo-Niagara Falls with a median annual salary of $57,490. The second highest paying city/area in New York State is Poughkeepsie-Newburgh-Middletown (mean annual salary $56,230). The lowest paying area is Elmira with a median annual salary of $39,190.

Cities/Areas Median Annual Salary
Buffalo-Niagara Falls
$57,490
Poughkeepsie-Newburgh-Middletown
$56,230
New York-Northern New Jersey-Long Island
$54,820
New York-White Plains-Wayne
$54,260
Binghamton
$52,890
Syracuse
$51,440
Ithaca
$51,280
Albany-Schenectady-Troy
$50,000
Nassau-Suffolk
$48,930
Southwest New York nonmetropolitan area
$47,770
Rochester
$46,270
Utica-Rome
$45,780
Capital-Northern New York nonmetropolitan area
$39,950
Elmira
$39,190




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