Activities Assistant Salary

The larger portion of Activities Assistants in the United States are women. Median pay in this female-dominated area goes for around $10.99 per hour. Although just over a half lack health benefits of any kind, roughly two in five do enjoy medical insurance, and close to one-third get dental coverage, too. Job satisfaction is reported as high by the vast majority of workers. This snapshot results from replies to PayScale's salary survey.

$23,583 - $35,608
$30K
MEDIAN: $30,000
50%

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$8.93 - $14.50
$8
$11
$15
MEDIAN: $10.99
10%
50%
90%

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National Salary Data (?
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$0$12K$24K$36K
Salary
$30,000  
   
Bonus
$700  
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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$18,617 - $30,596  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 25 Mar 2017 | Individuals Reporting: 6
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$9$18$27
Hourly Rate
$8.93 - $14.50  
   
Overtime
$9.14 - $26.09  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$18K$36K$54K
Bonus
$700  
   
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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$18,617 - $30,596  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 25 Mar 2017 | Individuals Reporting: 348

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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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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. Typical career progression for an Activities Assistant involves becoming an Activity Director or a Director of Activities of Assisted Living, roles that pay $7K more and $6K more on average.

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Pay by Experience Level for Activities Assistant

Pay by Experience for an Activities Assistant has a positive trend. An entry-level Activities Assistant with less than 5 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $23,000 based on 277 salaries provided by anonymous users. Average total compensation includes tips, bonus, and overtime pay. An Activities Assistant with mid-career experience which includes employees with 5 to 10 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $24,000 based on 86 salaries. An experienced Activities Assistant which includes employees with 10 to 20 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $26,000 based on 24 salaries. An Activities Assistant with late-career experience which includes employees with greater than 20 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $31,000 based on 5 salaries.

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Key Stats for Activities Assistant

Gender

Female
91 %
Male
9 %

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 45 votes.
Less than 1 year
11%
1-4 years
59%
5-9 years
22%
10-19 years
6%
20 years or more
1%
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Experience Affects Activities Assistant Salaries

Late-Career
▲33%

Experienced
▲12%

Mid-Career
▲4%

National Average
$23,000

▼2%

Skills That Affect Activities Assistant Salaries

Assisted Living
▲8%

Elder Care
▲6%


Long Term Care
▲5%

National Average
$23,000

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 45 votes.

Gender

Female
91 %
Male
9 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
11%
1-4 years
59%
5-9 years
22%
10-19 years
6%
20 years or more
1%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 40%
dental benefits
Dental: 33%
vision benefits
Vision: 27%
no benefits
None: 54%