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Salaries of recreational therapists vary according to educational background, experience, certification, and region of the country. Recreational therapists had median earnings of $45,890 in May 2015, according to the U.S. Department of Labor. The lowest paid 10 percent earned less than $28,020 a year, while the highest paid 10 percent earned more than $71,790 annually. Employment setting is also an important factor in determining salary. Recreational therapists employed by nursing facilities earned average incomes of $43,000 in 2015. Those employed by federal agencies earned $66,050, while those who worked at state agencies earned $49,590. Consultants and educators may earn higher salaries.

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