Recreational Therapists Salary Information in Tennessee

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

Percentile BracketAverage Annual Salary
10th Percentile Wage
$31,000
25th Percentile Wage
$35,230
50th Percentile Wage
$42,430
75th Percentile Wage
$49,950
90th Percentile Wage
$69,410

Table 1 shows the average annual salary for recreational therapists in Tennessee in 5 percentile scales. The average annual salary for the 90th percentile (the top 10 percent of the highest paid) is $69,410. The median (50th percentile) annual salary is $42,430. The average annual salary for the bottom 10 percent is $31,000.

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
$42,430
8.81% 13.74%
2016
$38,690
-2.20% -
2015
$39,540
1.37% -
2014
$39,000
-3.33% -
2013
$40,300
9.18% -
2012
$36,600
- -

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

Table 3 shows the median annual salary of recreational therapists in some Tennessee cities and metropolitan areas. We note that the median annual salary of recreational therapists in state of Tennessee ranges from $19,630 to $45,510. The highest paying area for recreational therapists in Tennessee is Memphis with a median annual salary of $45,510. The second highest paying city/area in Tennessee State is Cleveland (mean annual salary $45,290). The lowest paying area is Chattanooga with a median annual salary of $19,630.

Cities/Areas Median Annual Salary
Memphis
$45,510
Cleveland
$45,290
Nashville-Davidson--Murfreesboro--Franklin
$44,550
Knoxville
$35,290
Chattanooga
$19,630




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