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Activities Assistant Salary

Pay for Activities Assistants in the United States sits in the ballpark of $10.61 per hour. Pay ranges from $8.79 per hour on the low end to $13.92 on the high end. The majority of workers are highly satisfied with their job. Not all workers are lucky enough to have benefits; in fact, just over two-fifths are without coverage. Medical insurance is claimed by just over a half and dental insurance is reported by around two in five. There are far more female Activities Assistants who answered the questionnaire than men, making up 90 percent.

$14,838 - $40,421
(Median)
$15K
$29K
$40K
MEDIAN: $29,369
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90%

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$8.79 - $13.92
(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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$18,242 - $29,479  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 2 May 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 13
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$7$14$21
Hourly Rate
$8.79 - $13.92  
   
Overtime
$11.74 - $19.92  
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).
)
$18,242 - $29,479  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 2 May 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 277

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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.

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Pay by Experience Level for Activities Assistant

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


Folks with fewer than five years of experience take home $22K on average, and those who have worked for five to 10 years see a bigger median salary of $23K. People with 10 to 20 years of experience make an average of about $26K in this role. People who have worked for 20 years or more actually report earning less than people who are in the middle of their careers; the veterans take home a mere $22K by contrast.

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Experience Affects Activities Assistant Salaries

Experienced
up arrow 16%

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 39 votes.

Gender

Female
90 %
Male
10 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
14%
1-4 years
59%
5-9 years
17%
10-19 years
8%
20 years or more
2%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits Medical: 54% dental benefits Dental: 41%
vision benefits Vision: 31% employee benefits None: 45%
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