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Recreational Therapist Income Data

Median annual wages of recreational therapists were $38,370 in May 2008. The middle 50 percent earned between $29,660 and $49,140. The lowest 10 percent earned less than $23,150, and the highest 10 percent earned more than $60,280. Median annual wages in the industries employing the largest numbers of recreational therapists in May 2008 were:

General medical and surgical hospitals $42,210
State government 40,310
Psychiatric and substance abuse hospitals 40,150
Nursing care facilities 33,920
Community care facilities for the elderly 33,490

Source:  Bureau of Labor Statistics, U.S. Department of Labor, Occupational Outlook Handbook, 2010-11 Edition

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