Activities Assistant Salary

Women comprise the majority of Activities Assistants in the United States. Individuals in this line of work make around $11.10 per hour on average. While some workers in this profession — over one-half — do not have any health coverage, just over two-fifths do receive medical benefits and one in three have dental insurance. The majority of Activities Assistants claim high levels of job satisfaction. The data in this summary comes from the PayScale salary survey.

$24,000 - $35,000
$30K
MEDIAN: $30,000
50%

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$8.98 - $14.59
$9
$11
$15
MEDIAN: $11.10
10%
50%
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$0$35K
Salary $30,000
Bonus $600
Total Pay (?
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$18,728 - $30,816
  • Country: United States
  • Currency: USD
  • Updated: 11 Jul 2017
  • Individuals Reporting: 7
Hourly Data $0$28
Hourly Rate $8.98 - $14.59
Overtime $8.80 - $28.90
Annual Data $0$30K
Bonus $600
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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$18,728 - $30,816
  • Country: United States
  • Currency: USD
  • Updated: 11 Jul 2017
  • Individuals Reporting: 393

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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

  • 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.
  • Prepare and submit patients' reactions and progress reports, confer with treatment team.
  • Assist patients to and from activities including outings.

Common Career Paths for Activities Assistant


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Many Activities Assistants move into an Activities Director role, and folks who currently hold that position report a much higher 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

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.

Activities Assistant Reviews

Q: What is it like working as an Activities Assistant?

Activities Assistant in Las Vegas:
"Its different easy going but emtionally straining at times."
Pros: The satisfaction of getting a thank you from helping someone.
Cons: Some view it as unimportant.

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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 52 votes.
Less than 1 year
11%
1-4 years
59%
5-9 years
22%
10-19 years
6%
20 years or more
2%
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Experience Affects Activities Assistant Salaries

Late-Career
▲32%

Experienced
▲11%

Mid-Career
▲3%

National Average
$23,000

▼3%

Skills That Affect Activities Assistant Salaries

Assisted Living
▲7%

Elder Care
▲5%


Long Term Care
▲4%

National Average
$23,000

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 52 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
2%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 43%
dental benefits
Dental: 34%
vision benefits
Vision: 28%
no benefits
None: 54%
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