Recreational Therapist Salary in District of Columbia

How much does a Recreational Therapist make in District of Columbia? The average Recreational Therapist salary in District of Columbia is $62,579 as of January 20, 2020, but the range typically falls between $55,922 and $69,496. Salary ranges can vary widely depending on the city and many other important factors, including education, certifications, additional skills, the number of years you have spent in your profession.

25% $55,922 10% $49,861 90% $75,795 75% $69,496 $62,579 50%(Median)
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Recreational Therapist plans and directs medically approved therapeutic recreational programs for patients. Organizes activities according to patients' capabilities, needs, and interests. Being a Recreational Therapist conducts programs including symptom management, basic conversation skills, community re-entry, sports, gardening, dramatics, music, social activities, and arts and crafts. Prepares reports for patients' physicians describing individual patient symptoms and reactions to therapeutic programs. Additionally, Recreational Therapist conducts activity therapy assessment of a patient's strengths and needs, and recommends therapeutic activity. Documents progress on each patient. Requires a license/certification to practice from the National Council of Therapeutic Recreation Specialists. Requires a bachelor's degree. Typically reports to a manager. Requires to practice from the National Council of Therapeutic Recreation Specialists. Recreational Therapist's years of experience requirement may be unspecified. Certification and/or licensing in the position's specialty is the main requirement. (Copyright 2020 Salary.com)

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Location Naval Anacost Annex, DC Avg. Salary $62,263 Date Updated January 20, 2020
Location Parcel Return Service, DC Avg. Salary $62,263 Date Updated January 20, 2020
Location Washington, DC Avg. Salary $62,263 Date Updated January 20, 2020
Location Washington Navy Yard, DC Avg. Salary $62,263 Date Updated January 20, 2020
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