Recreational Therapists Salary Information in Virginia

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

Percentile BracketAverage Annual Salary
10th Percentile Wage
$32,890
25th Percentile Wage
$36,270
50th Percentile Wage
$43,180
75th Percentile Wage
$54,670
90th Percentile Wage
$66,700

Table 1 shows the average annual salary for recreational therapists in Virginia in 5 percentile scales. The average annual salary for the 90th percentile (the top 10 percent of the highest paid) is $66,700. The median (50th percentile) annual salary is $43,180. The average annual salary for the bottom 10 percent is $32,890.

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
$43,180
1.78% 8.41%
2016
$42,410
1.23% -
2015
$41,890
1.48% -
2014
$41,270
1.65% -
2013
$40,590
2.56% -
2012
$39,550
- -

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

Table 3 shows the median annual salary of recreational therapists in some Virginia cities and metropolitan areas. We note that the median annual salary of recreational therapists in state of Virginia ranges from $38,050 to $44,570. The highest paying area for recreational therapists in Virginia is Richmond with a median annual salary of $44,570. The second highest paying city/area in Virginia State is Virginia Beach-Norfolk-Newport News (mean annual salary $43,170). The lowest paying area is Northwestern Virginia nonmetropolitan area with a median annual salary of $38,050.

Cities/Areas Median Annual Salary
Richmond
$44,570
Virginia Beach-Norfolk-Newport News
$43,170
Northwestern Virginia nonmetropolitan area
$38,050




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