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Activity Assistant Salary

Women make up the vast majority of Activity Assistants in the United States. The average pay in this industry is approximately $10.66 per hour. The pay spectrum stretches from $8.38 per hour to $14.11. Job satisfaction is reported as high by the vast majority of workers. Health benefits are not enjoyed by everyone in this line of work, and over a third lack any coverage at all. Medical benefits are reported by slightly more than half and dental coverage is claimed by just over two-fifths. The information for this snapshot was generated by responses to the PayScale salary survey.
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$14,514 - $44,385
(Median)
$15K
$26K
$44K
MEDIAN: $26,000
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90%

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$8.38 - $14.11
(Median)
$8
$11
$14
MEDIAN: $10
10%
50%
90%

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National Salary Data (?
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$0$15K$30K$45K
Salary
$14,514 - $44,385  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $608  
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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$17,325 - $29,902  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 2 May 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 11
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$7$14$21
Hourly Rate
$8.38 - $14.11  
   
Overtime
$0.00 - $20.32  
National Annualized Data (?
XAll compensation data shown are gross, national 10th to 90th percentile ranges. Pay can vary greatly by location. To view local data, take the PayScale survey.
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$0$14K$28K$42K
Bonus
$0.00 - $608  
   
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).
)
$17,325 - $29,902  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 2 May 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 304

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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. An Activity Assistant may also move into a role as an Activity Coordinator or an Activities Assistant.

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Pay by Experience Level for Activity Assistant

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


Salaries of relatively inexperienced workers fall in the neighborhood of $22K, but folks who have racked up five to 10 years see a notably higher median of $23K. Activity Assistants who work for 10 to 20 years in their occupation tend to earn about $23K. Activity Assistants with more than 20 years of experience report incomes that are no higher than those with 10 to 20 years on the job.

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Experience Affects Activity Assistant Salaries

Late-Career
up arrow 3%

Mid-Career
up arrow 2%

Experienced
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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
19%
10-19 years
14%
20 years or more
5%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits Medical: 54% dental benefits Dental: 45%
vision benefits Vision: 35% employee benefits None: 38%
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