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Activity Assistant Salary (United States)

Most Activity Assistants in the United States are women. The median pay for people in this role is approximately $10.42 per hour;. Compensation ranges from $8.17 per hour on the lower end to $13.81 on the higher end. Some workers in this field — about two in five — are not awarded benefits. Medical coverage is reported by approximately half and dental plans are enjoyed by just under a half. The majority of Activity Assistants claim high levels of job satisfaction. This snapshot results from replies to PayScale's salary survey.
Activity Assistant Salary (?
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$8.17 - $13.81
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National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$7$14$21
Hourly Rate
$8.17 - $13.81  
   
Overtime
$0.00 - $20.00  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$14K$28K$42K
Bonus
$0.00 - $970  
   
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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$16,991 - $29,442  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 3 Sep 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 278
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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.
People who have worked for fewer than five years bring home $21K on average. Median compensation in the five-to-10 year group, however, is higher at approximately $23K. After working for 10 to 20 years, Activity Assistants make a median salary of $22K. Seasoned veterans with 20 years under their belts enjoy a median income of $28K. A fair portion of respondents report having between one and nine years of experience in this field. Experienced employees who have 10-20 years of experience make up one in eight of the workforce; inexperienced individuals who have been working for less than one year comprise less than 10 percent, and senior people with more than 20 years under their belt fill out the remaining fewer than one in twenty.
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Experience Affects Activity Assistant Salaries

Late-Career
up arrow 26%
Mid-Career
up arrow 3%
Experienced
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National Average
$22,000
Entry-Level
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Job Satisfaction

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

Gender

Female
94%
female alumni
 
Male
6%
male alumni

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
7%
1-4 years
56%
5-9 years
19%
10-19 years
13%
20 years or more
4%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits Medical: 51% dental benefits Dental: 46%
vision benefits Vision: 33% employee benefits None: 41%