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The average director of recreation therapy salary in District of Columbia, United States is $105,684 or an equivalent hourly rate of $51. This is 14% higher (+$12,974) than the average director of recreation therapy salary in the United States. In addition, they earn an average bonus of $1,892. Salary estimates based on salary survey data collected directly from employers and anonymous employees in District of Columbia, United States.
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An entry level director of recreation therapy (1-3 years of experience) earns an average salary of $88,033. On the other end, a senior level director of recreation therapy (8+ years of experience) earns an average salary of $141,242.

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Job Description
Plan, direct, or coordinate medically-approved recreation programs for patients in hospitals, nursing homes, or other institutions. Activities include sports, trips, dramatics, social activities, and arts and crafts. May assess a patient condition and recommend appropriate recreational activity. Excludes “Recreation Workers” (39-9032).

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