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Activity Assistant Salary

Women account for the majority of Activity Assistants in the United States. The entire group has an average salary of $10.48 per hour. Pay ranges from $8.22 per hour on the low end to $13.87 on the high end. For the most part, Activity Assistants enjoy their work and report high levels of job satisfaction. Some workers in this field — just over two-fifths — are not awarded benefits. Medical coverage is reported by close to one-half and dental plans are enjoyed by more than two-fifths. Figures cited in this summary are based on replies to PayScale's salary questionnaire.
$14,450 - $44,698
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MEDIAN: $24,960
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$8.22 - $13.87
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National Salary Data

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$0$15K$30K$45K
Salary
$14,450 - $44,698  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $745  
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$17,069 - $29,438  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 11 Dec 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 10
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$0$7$14$21
Hourly Rate
$8.22 - $13.87  
   
Overtime
$0.00 - $19.10  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$14K$28K$42K
Bonus
$0.00 - $745  
   
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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$17,069 - $29,438  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 11 Dec 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 277
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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.


For Activity Assistants, more experience in the field does not usually mean bigger paychecks. Folks with fewer than five years of experience take home $22K on average, and those who have worked for five to 10 years see a bigger median salary of $22K. Activity Assistants see a median salary of $22K after reaching one to two decades on the job. After two decades in the workforce, the average Activity Assistant generally earns more than ever; median pay for this group is estimated at $27K.

Experience Affects Activity Assistant Salaries

Late-Career
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Experienced
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National Average
$22,000

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Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 35 votes.

Gender

Female
95 %
Male
5 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
8%
1-4 years
54%
5-9 years
19%
10-19 years
14%
20 years or more
5%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits Medical: 51% dental benefits Dental: 44%
vision benefits Vision: 32% employee benefits None: 42%