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Recreation/Vreative Arts Therapist - Federal Salaries of 2022

Pay Rates for "Recreation/Vreative Arts Therapist"

How much does a Recreation/Vreative Arts Therapist in the federal government get paid? $81,883.61* *Based on the 2022 average.

Recreation/Vreative Arts Therapist was the 166th most popular job in the U.S. Government in 2022, with 1,031 employed. The most common payscale was the general schedule payscale.

In 2022, the Veterans Health Administration hired the most employees titled Recreation/creative Arts Therapist, with an average salary of $81,883.

Government Recreation/creative Arts Therapist jobs are classified under the General Schedule (GS) payscale. The minimum paygrade for a Recreation/creative Arts Therapist job is GS-6, and the highest paygrade that can be attained within this job series is GS-15. Remember that the starting and maximum yearly pay listed above reflect base pay only - your actual salary will be higher based on the Locality Pay Adjustment for the area in which you work.

Job Description

Science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM) professions fall under this job category. Due to the growing focus of them STEM fields, individuals in this job category tend to advance more quickly than employees in the other job categories. Jobs in this category are being added quickly and many organizations have trouble finding qualified individuals. Individuals in this job category typically recieve pormotions of 2 grade increases at a time until they reach GS-12.

Agencies that have hired a Recreation/Vreative Arts Therapist

Agency Employees Hired Average Salary
Veterans Health Administration 1,002 $81,882.64
National Institutes of Health 13 $92,647.46
Bureau of Prisons/Federal Prison System 10 $69,695.20
Armed Forces Retirement Home 3 $81,713.67
Indian Health Service 3 $76,362.33

Recreation/Vreative Arts Therapist Pay Distribution

The average pay for a Recreation/Vreative Arts Therapist is $81,883.61. The highest paid Recreation/Vreative Arts Therapist made $159,823 in 2022.

Common Recreation/Vreative Arts Therapist Payscales

Payscale Number of Recreation/creative Arts Therapist Employees
GS - General Schedule 1,019
GL - Gs Employees In Grades 3 Through 10 Paid A Law Enforcement Officer Special Base Rate 10
AD - Administratively Determined Rates, Not Elsewhere Specified 2

Starting Paygrade: $36,070.00 / year base pay at paygrade GS-6, Step 1
Maximum Paygrade: $152,771.00 / year base pay at paygrade GS-15, Step 10
Category: Professional and Scientific

Other Jobs at the GS-6 Paygrade

GS-6 is the starting paygrade for Recreation/Creative Arts Therapist jobs. Here are some other Federal Government jobs that can be held by employees at the GS-6 paygrade.

Occupation Occupation Category Starting Paygrade Maximum Paygrade
Wildlife BiologyProfessional and ScientificGS-6GS-15
Agricultural EngineeringProfessional and ScientificGS-6GS-15
Financial Clerical and TechnicianClerical and Administrative SupportGS-1GS-9
Naval ArchitectureProfessional and ScientificGS-6GS-15
Tax ExaminingClerical and Administrative SupportGS-1GS-9

Average Recreation/creative Arts Therapist Pay Trend from 2004 to 2022

In 2004, the average pay for a Recreation/Vreative Arts Therapist was $54,800. Since then, the average pay has increased to $81,884 in 2022.

Data Sources

The information provided on these pages is sourced from the Office of Personnel Management (OPM) Enterprise Human Resources Integration (EHRI) dataset. Postal Service data is managed exclusively by the USPS . All information is displayed unmodified and as provided by the source agency.

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The series code of this occupation is 0638.

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