The median annual wage of recreational therapists was $39,410 in May 2010. The median wage is the wage at which half the workers in an occupation earned more than that amount and half earned less. The lowest 10 percent earned less than $24,640, and the top 10 percent earned more than $62,670.
Some recreational therapists work evenings and weekends to meet the needs of their clients.
Source: Bureau of Labor Statistics, U.S. Department of Labor, Occupational Outlook Handbook, 2012-13 Edition