Recreational Therapists Salary Information in Washington

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

Percentile BracketAverage Annual Salary
10th Percentile Wage
$33,160
25th Percentile Wage
$42,010
50th Percentile Wage
$51,330
75th Percentile Wage
$63,380
90th Percentile Wage
$78,700

Table 1 shows the average annual salary for recreational therapists in Washington in 5 percentile scales. The average annual salary for the 90th percentile (the top 10 percent of the highest paid) is $78,700. The median (50th percentile) annual salary is $51,330. The average annual salary for the bottom 10 percent is $33,160.

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
$51,330
2.24% 14.28%
2016
$50,180
4.01% -
2015
$48,170
1.79% -
2014
$47,310
9.68% -
2013
$42,730
-2.97% -
2012
$44,000
- -

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

Table 3 shows the median annual salary of recreational therapists in some Washington cities and metropolitan areas. We note that the median annual salary of recreational therapists in state of Washington ranges from $35,090 to $65,310. The highest paying area for recreational therapists in Washington is Portland-Vancouver-Hillsboro with a median annual salary of $65,310. The second highest paying city/area in Washington State is Seattle-Bellevue-Everett (mean annual salary $64,300). The lowest paying area is Bremerton-Silverdale with a median annual salary of $35,090.

Cities/Areas Median Annual Salary
Portland-Vancouver-Hillsboro
$65,310
Seattle-Bellevue-Everett
$64,300
Seattle-Tacoma-Bellevue
$59,040
Spokane
$49,050
Tacoma
$47,660
Southwestern Washington nonmetropolitan area
$46,720
Bremerton-Silverdale
$35,090




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