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Recreational Therapists Salary Information in South Carolina

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

Percentile BracketAverage Annual Salary
10th Percentile Wage
$26,970
25th Percentile Wage
$33,040
50th Percentile Wage
$40,850
75th Percentile Wage
$50,030
90th Percentile Wage
$60,360

Table 1 shows the average annual salary for recreational therapists in South Carolina in 5 percentile scales. The average annual salary for the 90th percentile (the top 10 percent of the highest paid) is $60,360. The median (50th percentile) annual salary is $40,850. The average annual salary for the bottom 10 percent is $26,970.

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
$40,850
2.37% 12.12%
2016
$39,880
7.05% -
2015
$37,070
3.08% -
2014
$35,930
1.53% -
2013
$35,380
-1.47% -
2012
$35,900
- -

Table 3. Median Annual Salary of Recreational Therapists in South Carolina Cities

Table 3 shows the median annual salary of recreational therapists in some South Carolina cities and metropolitan areas. We note that the median annual salary of recreational therapists in state of South Carolina ranges from $28,970 to $44,670. The highest paying area for recreational therapists in South Carolina is Charlotte-Gastonia-Rock Hill with a median annual salary of $44,670. The second highest paying city/area in South Carolina State is Columbia (mean annual salary $43,560). The lowest paying area is Upper Savannah South Carolina nonmetropolitan area with a median annual salary of $28,970.

Cities/Areas Median Annual Salary
Charlotte-Gastonia-Rock Hill
$44,670
Columbia
$43,560
Greenville-Mauldin-Easley
$39,860
Augusta-Richmond County
$35,380
Upper Savannah South Carolina nonmetropolitan area
$28,970




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