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Activity Assistant Salary

Most Activity Assistants in the United States are women. The median pay for people in this role is approximately $10.67 per hour. The bottom of the pay range sits near $8.47 per hour, and the top verges on $14.10. Health benefits are not claimed by all — more than a third lack any form of coverage — but more than half have medical insurance, and slightly less than half have dental, too. Most workers in this position report high levels of job satisfaction. The information for this rundown comes from respondents who completed PayScale's salary questionnaire.
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$14,514 - $44,385
(Median)
$15K
$26K
$44K
MEDIAN: $26,000
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$8.47 - $14.10
(Median)
$8
$11
$14
MEDIAN: $10
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National Salary Data (?
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$0$15K$30K$45K
Salary
$14,514 - $44,385  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $755  
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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$17,516 - $29,986  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 31 Mar 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 11
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$7$14$21
Hourly Rate
$8.47 - $14.10  
   
Overtime
$0.00 - $20.09  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$14K$28K$42K
Bonus
$0.00 - $755  
   
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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$17,516 - $29,986  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 31 Mar 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 296

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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.

Common Career Paths for Activity Assistant


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Activity Assistants often transition into Activity Director positions, for which compensation tends to be much higher. On average, Activity Directors earn $29K per year. Becoming an Activity Coordinator or an Activities Assistant is a common transition from an Activity Assistant role.

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Pay by Experience Level for Activity Assistant

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


Relatively untried employees who have fewer than five years of experience earn around $22K on average. People who have worked for five to 10 years can expect a higher median salary of $22K. After working for 10 to 20 years, Activity Assistants make a median salary of $22K. More than 20 years of experience seem related to solid financial gains; veterans in this group report earning a median of $23K.

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Experience Affects Activity Assistant Salaries

Late-Career
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Mid-Career
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Experienced
0%

National Average
$22,000

Entry-Level
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Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 37 votes.

Gender

Female
95 %
Male
5 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
6%
1-4 years
56%
5-9 years
20%
10-19 years
14%
20 years or more
5%

Common Health Benefits

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