Activities Assistant Salary

Women account for the majority of Activities Assistants in the United States. The entire group has an average salary of $10.63 per hour. Compensation ranges between $8.83 per hour and $13.84. The majority of Activities Assistants claim high levels of job satisfaction. While more than two-fifths report receiving no health benefits, over one-half do receive medical coverage, and about two in five have dental, as well.

$15,600 - $40,284
(Median)
$16K
$29K
$40K
MEDIAN: $29,483
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50%
90%

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$8.83 - $13.84
(Median)
$8
$11
$14
MEDIAN: $10
10%
50%
90%

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National Salary Data (?
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$0$14K$28K$42K
Salary
$15,600 - $40,284  
   
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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$18,350 - $29,342  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 20 Jun 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 14
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$7$14$21
Hourly Rate
$8.83 - $13.84  
   
Overtime
$11.84 - $19.79  
National Annualized Data (?
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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).
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$18,350 - $29,342  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 20 Jun 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 298
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Job Description for Activities Assistant

Activities assistants generally work in extended care facilities, community centers, and other educational environments, and assist activities coordinators/directors to ensure that activities go as planned. They may also help their directors choose new activities which enhance relaxation, exercise, and mental stimulation and contribute to psychological, physical, and social development. This may involve interviewing participants to gain a better understanding of their needs, concerns, and interests.

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Activities Assistant Tasks

  • 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.

Common Career Paths for Activities Assistant


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Advancing into an Activities Director role seems to be a popular career move for Activities Assistants, and folks who currently work in the latter position report a notably larger median income of $32K per year. Activities Assistants moving up in their careers tend to step into positions as Activity Directors or Directors of Activities of Assisted Living. The median paychecks in those roles are $7K higher and $6K higher, respectively.

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Pay by Experience Level for Activities Assistant

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


The average inexperienced worker earns $22K, and someone who has worked for five to 10 years can expect a bigger median salary of $23K. Activities Assistants claiming one to two decades of experience make an estimated median of $25K. Activities Assistants who claim more than two decades of experience actually make somewhat smaller average paychecks of $22K.

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Experience Affects Activities Assistant Salaries

Experienced
up arrow 14%

Mid-Career
up arrow 5%

National Average
$22,000

Late-Career
up arrow 2%

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
13%
1-4 years
59%
5-9 years
17%
10-19 years
9%
20 years or more
2%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits Medical: 52% dental benefits Dental: 41%
vision benefits Vision: 30% employee benefits None: 45%
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