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 2016 and published in April 2017 [1].

Table 1 & 2. Annual & Hourly Salary of Recreational Therapists in Wisconsin

Percentile BracketAverage Annual Salary
10th Percentile Wage
$24,670
25th Percentile Wage
$29,420
50th Percentile Wage
$41,010
75th Percentile Wage
$55,280
90th Percentile Wage
$63,950

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 $63,950. The median (50th percentile) annual salary is $41,010. The average annual salary for the bottom 10 percent is $24,670.

Percentile BracketAverage Hourly Salary
10th Percentile Wage
$11.86
25th Percentile Wage
$14.14
50th Percentile Wage
$19.72
75th Percentile Wage
$26.58
90th Percentile Wage
$30.75

Table 2 shows the average hourly salary for recreational therapists in Wisconsin in 5 percentile scales. The average hourly salary for the 90th percentile is $30.75. The median hourly salary is $19.72. The average hourly salary for the bottom 10 percent is $11.86.

Salary Trend (2012 to 2016)

The following table and chart show the trend of the median salary of recreational therapists from 2012 to 2016.

YearMedian SalaryYearly Growth4-Year Growth
201641,0109.22%6.19%
201537,2302.23%-
201436,4002.88%-
201335,350-8.83%-
201238,470--

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 $38,040 to $45,760. The highest paying area for recreational therapists in Wisconsin is Duluth with a median annual salary of $45,760. The second highest paying city/area in Wisconsin State is Minneapolis-St Paul-Bloomington (mean annual salary $45,560). The lowest paying area is Milwaukee-Waukesha-West Allis with a median annual salary of $38,040.

Cities/Areas Median Annual Salary
Duluth
$45,760
Minneapolis-St Paul-Bloomington
$45,560
Lake County-Kenosha County
$43,700
Madison
$39,420
Milwaukee-Waukesha-West Allis
$38,040



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