Activity Assistant Salary

An Activity Assistant earns an average wage of $10.76 per hour. Most people with this job move on to other positions after 20 years in this career. This job's wage does not change very much with experience.
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$14,450 - $35,014
(Median)
$14K
$25K
$35K
MEDIAN: $24,960
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$8.43 - $14.14
(Median)
$8
$11
$14
MEDIAN: $10
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National Salary Data (?
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$0$12K$24K$36K
Salary
$14,450 - $35,014  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $618  
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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$17,337 - $29,810  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 20 Jun 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 10
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$8$16$24
Hourly Rate
$8.43 - $14.14  
   
Overtime
$0.00 - $22.04  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$16K$32K$48K
Bonus
$0.00 - $618  
   
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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$17,337 - $29,810  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 20 Jun 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 313
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Job Description for Activity Assistant

An activities assistant generally works in an extended care facility and helps residents stay as active as possible. He/she is responsible for researching the best activities to stimulate the mind and body, so it is important that they stay up-to-date with the latest developments.

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Activity 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 Activity Assistant

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

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Experience Affects Activity Assistant Salaries

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National Average
$22,000

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Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 35 votes.

Gender

Female
94 %
Male
6 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
6%
1-4 years
56%
5-9 years
19%
10-19 years
15%
20 years or more
5%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits Medical: 54% dental benefits Dental: 46%
vision benefits Vision: 35% employee benefits None: 38%
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