Activities Director Salary

An Activities Director earns an average wage of $14.35 per hour. The highest paying skills associated with this job are Budget Management and Documentation. Most people move on to other jobs if they have more than 20 years' experience in this field.

$25,109 - $54,111
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$38K
$54K
MEDIAN: $37,623
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$9.97 - $19.49
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$19
MEDIAN: $14.00
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National Salary Data (?
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$0$19K$38K$57K
Salary
$25,109 - $54,111  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $996  
Profit Sharing
$300.00  
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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$22,150 - $49,164  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 12 Jan 2016 | Individuals Reporting: 385
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$9$18$27
Hourly Rate
$9.97 - $19.49  
   
Hourly Tips
$0.12  
Overtime
$0.00 - $26.06  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$18K$36K$54K
Bonus
$0.00 - $996  
   
Profit Sharing
$300.00  
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).
)
$22,150 - $49,164  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 12 Jan 2016 | Individuals Reporting: 464
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Job Description for Activities Director

Activities directors manage the activities within their organization on a day-to-day basis. These directors are usually hired by businesses or communities with a large population and various activities that must be managed. This work may be on a relatively small scale - as for a church activities director - or a relatively large scale - as for the activities director for a large healthcare center.

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Activities Director Tasks

  • Oversee, plan and direct the therapeutic recreation program.
  • Oversee inventory, order processing and distribution of products and services.
  • Oversee departmental staff operations including volunteers, business planning and budget development.
  • Ensure services are in compliance with professional standards, state and federal regulatory requirements.

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Pay by Experience Level for Activities Director

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Activities Director Advice

What do you wish you knew about your job when you first started out?

Activities Director in Mooresville:
"Time management."
List your weekly duties down at the beginning of the week. Work through that list all week. Do not try to tackle everything in one day. Pace yourself!

What is it like working as an Activities Director?

Activities Director in Bethesda:
Pros: Love working with my seniors and assisting them in moving their great ideas into workable activities for everyone.
Cons: Always very sad to lose a community member.

Activities Director in Bountiful:
"Administrative Concerns."
Pros: Working with fellow employees and with the elderly. Leaving at the end of the day feeling like I had made a difference and promoted joy in the lives of others.
Cons: Head administrator is obsessed with micro-managing and has a passive-aggressive behavior towards employees. His treatment promotes unnecessary anxiety and frustration among employees. There is little, to no, positive support or comments...just negativity with the feeling that, even going above and beyond, will NEVER be enough.

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Experience Affects Activities Director Salaries

Late-Career
up arrow 25%

Experienced
up arrow 17%

Mid-Career
up arrow 6%

National Average
$32,000

Entry-Level
up arrow 6%

Skills That Affect Activities Director Salaries

Budget Management
up arrow 25%

Documentation
up arrow 19%

People Management
up arrow 4%

Event Planning
0%

National Average
$32,000

Long Term Care
up arrow 2%

Elder Care
up arrow 5%

Entertainment Coordination
up arrow 10%

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 98 votes.

Gender

Female
90 %
Male
10 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
6%
1-4 years
44%
5-9 years
23%
10-19 years
20%
20 years or more
7%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 67%
dental benefits
Dental: 54%
medical benefits
Vision: 41%
dental benefits
None: 29%
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