Recreational therapists rate their happiness above average.

At CareerExplorer, we conduct an ongoing survey with millions of people and ask them how satisfied they are with their careers. As it turns out, recreational therapists rate their career happiness 3.4 out of 5 stars which puts them in the top 37% of careers.

To put this into perspective, we compared how happy recreational therapists are to similar careers in the industry. Take a look at the results below:

Salaries and satisfaction ratings in similar careers

Career Satisfaction Avg Salary
Art therapist
3.7
$48k
Massage therapist
3.4
$46k
Recreational therapist
3.4
$50k
Music therapist
3.2
$48k
Chiropractor
3.1
$70k

So what does it mean to be happy in your career? Let’s break it down into different dimensions:

  • Salary: Are recreational therapists happy with their salary?
  • Meaning: Do recreational therapists find their jobs meaningful?
  • Personality fit: How well suited are people’s personalities to their everyday tasks as recreational therapists?
  • Work environment: How enjoyable are recreational therapist’s work environments?
  • Skills utilization: Are recreational therapists making the best use of their abilities?

Are recreational therapists happy with their salary?