Recreational Therapist State Salary

The United States has a wide range of average salaries for Recreational Therapists. Each state is unique.  The range is as low as $16.00 in Mississippi to a high of $25.39 in Connecticut. A number of factors contribute to the average hourly pay of a Recreational therapist.

Some typical factors include: 

Supply and demand 
Union representation (States that have higher union activity earn an average of 20% more in pay and benefits for all employees)

Cost of living 
Healthcare reimbursement rates 

To see the complete job description for Recreational Therapists click here. 

STATE TOTAL EMPLOYED HOURLY ANNUAL
Alabama 130 18.61 38,710
Arizona 250 18.66 38,800
Arkansas 130 21.98 45,710
California 1,420 30.22 62,850
Colorado 210 21.12 43,930
Connecticut 520 25.39 52,810
Delaware 80 19.68 40,940
District of Columbia 160 23.06 47,960
Florida 570 21.94 45,630
Georgia 570 18.90 39,310
Hawaii 70 20.61 42,880
Idaho 70 19.81 41,200
Illinois 920 21.10 43,890
Indiana 300 18.19 37,830
Iowa 330 23.61 49,100
Kansas 180 16.79 34,920
Kentucky 140 20.95 43,580
Louisiana 370 20.14 41,880
Maine 70 19.89 41,360
Maryland 500 22.92 47,680
Massachusetts 1,040 18.37 38,200
Michigan 870 22.25 46,280
Minnesota 410 22.26 46,300
Mississippi 260 16.00 33,270
Missouri 500 18.67 38,830


STATE TOTAL EMPLOYED HOURLY ANNUAL
Montana 50 18.17 37,800
Nebraska 200 18.43 38,340
Nevada 50 21.50 44,720
New Hampshire 90 21.94 45,630
New Jersey 460 25.15 52,320
New Mexico 110 18.29 38,030
New York 2,100 24.37 50,690
North Carolina 500 20.94 43,550
North Dakota 100 17.40 36,190
Ohio 410 21.58 44,880
Oklahoma 330 17.84 37,100
Oregon 120 24.40 50,740
Pennsylvania 1,450 20.42 42,480
Rhode Island 40 19.54 40,640
South Carolina 160 18.02 37,470
Tennessee 320 22.05 45,870
Texas 500 22.76 47,350
Utah 270 19.49 40,550
Vermont 70 18.51 38,510
Virginia 390 20.60 42,850
Washington 370 21.46 44,630
West Virginia 80 21.20 44,090
Wisconsin 320 18.45 38,370
Wyoming 50 22.03 45,820




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