Recreational Therapists Salary Information in Wisconsin

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

Percentile BracketAverage Annual Salary
10th Percentile Wage
$26,610
25th Percentile Wage
$32,790
50th Percentile Wage
$43,340
75th Percentile Wage
$56,840
90th Percentile Wage
$65,110

Table 1 shows the average annual salary for recreational therapists in Wisconsin in 5 percentile scales. The average annual salary for the 90th percentile (the top 10 percent of the highest paid) is $65,110. The median (50th percentile) annual salary is $43,340. The average annual salary for the bottom 10 percent is $26,610.

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
$43,340
5.38% 11.24%
2016
$41,010
9.22% -
2015
$37,230
2.23% -
2014
$36,400
2.88% -
2013
$35,350
-8.83% -
2012
$38,470
- -

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

Table 3 shows the median annual salary of recreational therapists in some Wisconsin cities and metropolitan areas. We note that the median annual salary of recreational therapists in state of Wisconsin ranges from $36,600 to $56,560. The highest paying area for recreational therapists in Wisconsin is Southwestern Wisconsin nonmetropolitan area with a median annual salary of $56,560. The second highest paying city/area in Wisconsin State is Minneapolis-St Paul-Bloomington (mean annual salary $46,660). The lowest paying area is Eastern Wisconsin nonmetropolitan area with a median annual salary of $36,600.

Cities/Areas Median Annual Salary
Southwestern Wisconsin nonmetropolitan area
$56,560
Minneapolis-St Paul-Bloomington
$46,660
Duluth
$45,760
Milwaukee-Waukesha-West Allis
$43,960
Lake County-Kenosha County
$43,190
South Central Wisconsin nonmetropolitan area
$40,750
Madison
$39,420
La Crosse
$36,780
Eastern Wisconsin nonmetropolitan area
$36,600




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