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Activities Assistant Salary

Activities Assistants in the United States can expect to earn an average of $10.58 per hour. Pay ranges from $8.84 per hour on the low end to $13.88 on the high end. Work is enjoyable for Activities Assistants, who typically claim high levels of job satisfaction. Women account for the majority of Activities Assistants who took the survey — 90 percent to be exact. While some workers in this profession — slightly less than half — do not have any health coverage, slightly more than half do receive medical benefits and roughly two in five have dental insurance.

$14,838 - $40,421
(Median)
$15K
$29K
$40K
MEDIAN: $29,369
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$8.84 - $13.88
(Median)
$8
$11
$14
MEDIAN: $10
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National Salary Data (?
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$0$14K$28K$42K
Salary
$14,838 - $40,421  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $200.00  
Total Pay (?
XTotal Pay combines base annual salary or hourly wage, bonuses, profit sharing, tips, commissions, overtime pay and other forms of cash earnings, as applicable for this job. It does not include equity (stock) compensation, cash value of retirement benefits, or the value of other non-cash benefits (e.g. healthcare).
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$18,362 - $29,412  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 31 Mar 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 13
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$7$14$21
Hourly Rate
$8.84 - $13.88  
   
Overtime
$11.84 - $19.79  
National Annualized Data (?
XAll compensation data shown are gross, national 10th to 90th percentile ranges. Pay can vary greatly by location. To view local data, take the PayScale survey.
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$0$14K$28K$42K
Bonus
$0.00 - $200.00  
   
Total Pay (?
XTotal Pay combines base annual salary or hourly wage, bonuses, profit sharing, tips, commissions, overtime pay and other forms of cash earnings, as applicable for this job. It does not include equity (stock) compensation, cash value of retirement benefits, or the value of other non-cash benefits (e.g. healthcare).
)
$18,362 - $29,412  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 31 Mar 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 275

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Job Description for Activities Assistant

  • Prepare and submit patients' reactions and progress reports, confer with treatment team.
  • Assist patients to and from activities including outings.
  • Plan, organize and implement multi-faceted recreation activities for patients.
  • Supervise and instruct patients in activities and techniques designed to meet their specific physical or psychological needs.

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Pay by Experience Level for Activities Assistant

Median of all compensation (including tips, bonus, and overtime) by years of experience.


Average salaries for inexperienced employees average out to around $21K, but folks who have five to 10 years of experience earn a higher median of $23K. After working for 10 to 20 years, Activities Assistants make a median salary of $26K. Respondents who boast more than two decades on the job don't boast commensurate pay, unfortunately; these veterans see average earnings of only $22K.

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Experience Affects Activities Assistant Salaries

Experienced
up arrow 16%

Mid-Career
up arrow 4%

National Average
$22,000

Late-Career
up arrow 1%

Entry-Level
up arrow 3%

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 41 votes.

Gender

Female
90 %
Male
10 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
14%
1-4 years
58%
5-9 years
18%
10-19 years
8%
20 years or more
2%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits Medical: 53% dental benefits Dental: 41%
vision benefits Vision: 30% employee benefits None: 46%