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Metro Areas Sorted by Total Employment for:
Recreational Therapists

Listed below are metro areas sorted by the total number of people employed in Recreational Therapists jobs , as of 2015

Source: 2015 Occupational Employment Statistics and 2014-24 Employment Projections, Bureau of Labor Statistics, BLS.gov.

     
Metro Area (Alabama) Total Employment Annual Median Salary
Hoover 60 $37,620
Birmingham 60 $37,620
     
Metro Area (Arizona) Total Employment Annual Median Salary
Scottsdale 310 $56,030
Mesa 310 $56,030
Phoenix 310 $56,030
     
Metro Area (Arkansas) Total Employment Annual Median Salary
Conway 60 $56,510
North Little Rock 60 $56,510
Little Rock 60 $56,510
     
Metro Area (California) Total Employment Annual Median Salary
Anaheim 450 $61,360
Los Angeles 450 $61,360
Long Beach 450 $61,360
Riverside 240 $72,980
San Bernardino 240 $72,980
Ontario 240 $72,980
Oakland 210 $60,310
Hayward 210 $60,310
San Francisco 210 $60,310
San Diego 100 $42,640
Carlsbad 100 $42,640
Sacramento 90 $68,720
Roseville 90 $68,720
Arden 90 $68,720
Arcade 90 $68,720
Napa 80 N/A
Santa Clara 70 $69,330
Sunnyvale 70 $69,330
San Jose 70 $69,330
Lodi 70 $73,450
Stockton 70 $73,450
Fresno 60 $70,940
Fairfield 60 $77,130
Vallejo 60 $77,130
     
Metro Area (Colorado) Total Employment Annual Median Salary
Lakewood 80 $49,590
Aurora 80 $49,590
Denver 80 $49,590
     
Metro Area (Connecticut) Total Employment Annual Median Salary
Hartford 160 $68,190
East Hartford 160 $68,190
West Hartford 160 $68,190
Stamford 130 $46,390
Bridgeport 130 $46,390
Norwalk 130 $46,390
New Haven 50 $48,110
     
Metro Area (Florida) Total Employment Annual Median Salary
Tampa 90 $47,420
Clearwater 90 $47,420
St. Petersburg 90 $47,420
Jacksonville 80 $45,900
Sanford 60 $42,310
Orlando 60 $42,310
Kissimmee 60 $42,310
Miami N/A $61,510
Fort Lauderdale N/A $61,510
West Palm Beach N/A $61,510
     
Metro Area (Georgia) Total Employment Annual Median Salary
Roswell 190 $42,790
Sandy Springs 190 $42,790
Atlanta 190 $42,790
     
Metro Area (Hawaii) Total Employment Annual Median Salary
Urban Honolulu 40 $50,540
     
Metro Area (Indiana) Total Employment Annual Median Salary
Anderson 60 $38,460
Carmel 60 $38,460
Indianapolis 60 $38,460
     
Metro Area (Iowa) Total Employment Annual Median Salary
West Des Moines 50 $36,460
Des Moines 50 $36,460
     
Metro Area (Kansas) Total Employment Annual Median Salary
Wichita 40 $33,510
Topeka 30 $38,740
     
Metro Area (Louisiana) Total Employment Annual Median Salary
Bossier City 90 $39,030
Shreveport 90 $39,030
Baton Rouge 70 $40,960
Lafayette 40 $36,080
Alexandria 40 $39,390
New Orleans 40 $46,640
Metairie 40 $46,640
     
Metro Area (Maryland) Total Employment Annual Median Salary
Towson 230 $47,510
Columbia 230 $47,510
Baltimore 230 $47,510
     
Metro Area (Michigan) Total Employment Annual Median Salary
Dearborn 270 $51,370
Warren 270 $51,370
Detroit 270 $51,370
Ann Arbor 100 $49,040
Grand Rapids 80 $39,830
Wyoming 80 $39,830
Portage 30 $50,930
Kalamazoo 30 $50,930
     
Metro Area (Minnesota) Total Employment Annual Median Salary
Rochester 40 $44,510
     
Metro Area (Mississippi) Total Employment Annual Median Salary
Jackson 110 $32,140
     
Metro Area (Nebraska) Total Employment Annual Median Salary
Lincoln 50 $36,270
     
Metro Area (Nevada) Total Employment Annual Median Salary
Paradise 50 $50,870
Henderson 50 $50,870
Las Vegas 50 $50,870
     
Metro Area (New York) Total Employment Annual Median Salary
Rochester 140 $46,460
Troy 90 $42,610
Schenectady 90 $42,610
Albany 90 $42,610
Niagara Falls 90 $54,140
Cheektowaga 90 $54,140
Buffalo 90 $54,140
Rome 50 $53,140
Utica 50 $53,140
Syracuse 40 $56,390
Binghamton 30 $53,200
     
Metro Area (North Carolina) Total Employment Annual Median Salary
Chapel Hill 60 $47,970
Durham 60 $47,970
Morganton 40 $39,090
Lenoir 40 $39,090
Hickory 40 $39,090
Raleigh 40 $43,280
Salem 30 $42,390
Winston 30 $42,390
     
Metro Area (Ohio) Total Employment Annual Median Salary
Cleveland 90 $50,320
Elyria 90 $50,320
Columbus 50 $49,330
Dayton 30 $37,720
     
Metro Area (Oklahoma) Total Employment Annual Median Salary
Oklahoma City 110 $36,640
Tulsa 30 $40,460
     
Metro Area (Pennsylvania) Total Employment Annual Median Salary
Pittsburgh 190 $42,470
Scranton 70 $55,100
Barre 70 $55,100
Wilkes 70 $55,100
Hazleton 70 $55,100
Lebanon 50 $31,130
Lancaster 40 $37,050
Carlisle 40 $38,380
Harrisburg 40 $38,380
Reading 40 $41,570
Johnstown 40 $51,370
Altoona 30 $62,820
     
Metro Area (Puerto Rico) Total Employment Annual Median Salary
Caguas 60 $26,700
Carolina 60 $26,700
San Juan 60 $26,700
     
Metro Area (South Carolina) Total Employment Annual Median Salary
Columbia 60 $37,200
Mauldin 60 $38,980
Anderson 60 $38,980
Greenville 60 $38,980
     
Metro Area (Tennessee) Total Employment Annual Median Salary
Franklin 160 $49,050
Murfreesboro 160 $49,050
Davidson 160 $49,050
Nashville 160 $49,050
Cleveland N/A $45,290
     
Metro Area (Texas) Total Employment Annual Median Salary
The Woodlands 170 $49,500
Houston 170 $49,500
Sugar Land 170 $49,500
Arlington 150 $49,980
Dallas 150 $49,980
Fort Worth 150 $49,980
Round Rock 80 $51,000
Austin 80 $51,000
New Braunfels 30 N/A
San Antonio 30 N/A
     
Metro Area (Utah) Total Employment Annual Median Salary
Orem 110 $36,320
Provo 110 $36,320
Salt Lake City 110 $44,070
Clearfield 40 $42,800
Ogden 40 $42,800
     
Metro Area (Virginia) Total Employment Annual Median Salary
Richmond 80 $43,280
     
Metro Area (Washington) Total Employment Annual Median Salary
Seattle 130 $59,250
Bellevue 130 $59,250
Tacoma 130 $59,250
Spokane Valley 60 $46,010
Spokane 60 $46,010
     
Metro Area (Wisconsin) Total Employment Annual Median Salary
West Allis 70 $35,260
Waukesha 70 $35,260
Milwaukee 70 $35,260
Madison 40 $32,870

Career Stories (Job Profiles) for Recreational Therapists

To find out more about building a career as Recreational Therapists, we spoke with professionals in the field across a variety of specialties. Learn about their experiences on the job, the steps they took to complete their education, and what it takes to excel in this industry. Click the link to see a story.

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Most Popular Industries for :
Recreational Therapists

Industries representing at least 1% of total jobs for the occupation.

Source: 2015 Occupational Employment Statistics and 2014-24 Employment Projections, Bureau of Labor Statistics, BLS.gov.

Industry Jobs Percent Annual Median Salary
Nursing And Residential Care 8,150 36% $33,940
Hospital 7,880 35% $41,690
Government 4,130 18% $44,500
Social Service 1,400 6% $30,980
Medical Office 390 1% $42,470
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CityTownInfo Career and College Resources

We have some additional detailed pages at the state level for Recreational Therapists.

Numbers in parentheses are counts of relevant campus-based schools in the state; online schools may also be available.

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