The average pay for an Activity Assistant is $11.25 per hour. People in this job generally don't have more than 20 years' experience.
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$14,410 - $35,235
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MEDIAN: $22,956
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$9.06 - $14.54
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MEDIAN: $11.00
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National Salary Data (?
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$0$12K$24K$36K
Salary
$14,410 - $35,235  
   
Bonus
$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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$18,633 - $30,345  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 28 Oct 2016 | Individuals Reporting: 18
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$8$16$24
Hourly Rate
$9.06 - $14.54  
   
Overtime
$13.14 - $22.83  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$16K$32K$48K
Bonus
$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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$18,633 - $30,345  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 28 Oct 2016 | Individuals Reporting: 337

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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.

Activity Assistant Reviews

What is it like working as an Activity Assistant?

Activity Assistant in Oxford:
"It is very rewarding to see how our activities affect people."
Pros: Having an avenue in which to affect people in a positive way.
Cons: My boss doesn't always make decisions with co workers and myself fairly Low pay.

Activity Assistant in Long Beach:
Pros: My job requires patience and understanding, a lot of the residents that live in the facility have no where else to live beside the facility so I've made it a goal to make they're life circumstances as pleasant as it should be.
Cons: The pay, only because it discourages people to actually come to work with energy and enthusiasm to work.

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Experience Affects Activity Assistant Salaries

Experienced
up arrow 11%

Late-Career
up arrow 10%

National Average
$23,000

Mid-Career
up arrow 1%

Entry-Level
up arrow 2%

Skills That Affect Activity Assistant Salaries

Event Planning
up arrow 8%

National Average
$23,000

Long Term Care
up arrow 5%

Elder Care
up arrow 10%

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 24 votes.

Gender

Female
93 %
Male
7 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
9%
1-4 years
55%
5-9 years
17%
10-19 years
15%
20 years or more
5%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 56%
dental benefits
Dental: 43%
medical benefits
Vision: 32%
dental benefits
None: 43%
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