Activity Aide Salary

An Activity Aide earns an average wage of $10.14 per hour. Experience has a moderate effect on pay for this job. People in this job generally don't have more than 20 years' experience.

$8.54 - $14.32
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$14
MEDIAN: $10.15
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National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$7$14$21
Hourly Rate
$8.54 - $14.32  
   
Overtime
$19.64  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$14K$28K$42K
Bonus
$150.00  
   
Total Pay (?
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$17,846 - $30,028  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 4 May 2017 | Individuals Reporting: 62

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Job Description for Activity Aide

An activity aide usually works at a nursing facility coordinating daily activities. The clients may have special needs, so it is important to be nurturing and understanding. The activity aide may have to determine patient needs and desires in order to assign them to various activities. Some examples of activities include social hours, field trips, exercise, sports, and arts and crafts. The activity aide should aim to maintain and develop the physical, mental, and social needs of clients.

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Activity Aide Tasks

  • Assist patient in activities and techniques, such as sports, dance, music, art or relaxation techniques, designed to meet their specific physical or psychological needs.
  • Participate in therapy sessions to improve patients' mental and physical well-being.
  • Greet new arrivals to activities, introducing them to other participants, explaining facility rules, and encouraging participation.
  • Encourage patients to develop leisure activities.

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Key Stats for Activity Aide

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 6 votes.
Less than 1 year
8%
1-4 years
63%
5-9 years
13%
10-19 years
14%
20 years or more
3%
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Experience Affects Activity Aide Salaries

Experienced
▲41%

Mid-Career
▲15%

National Average
$21,000

Entry-Level
▼2%

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 6 votes.

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
8%
1-4 years
63%
5-9 years
13%
10-19 years
14%
20 years or more
3%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 47%
dental benefits
Dental: 33%
vision benefits
Vision: 17%
no benefits
None: 53%
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