Activity Assistant Salary (United States)

Women comprise the majority of Activity Assistants in the United States. Individuals in this line of work make around $10.42 per hour on average. The pay spectrum stretches from $8.17 per hour to $13.81. Health benefits are not claimed by all—41 percent lack any form of coverage—but more than half have medical insurance, and about half have dental, too. The majority of workers are highly satisfied with their job. Responses to PayScale's salary questionnaire form the basis for this outline.
Activity Assistant Salary (?
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$8.17 - $13.81
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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 (?
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$16,991 - $29,442  
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Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 3 Sep 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 278
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Job Description for Activity Assistant

  • 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.
Starting at around $21K, salaries see a boost to $23K after five to 10 years. Pay amounts to $22K after 10 to 20 years. Activity Assistants experience solid salary growth after working for two decades, bringing in around $28K. Experienced employees who have 10-20 years of experience make up 13 percent 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 less than five percent. Most of respondents report one to nine years of experience.

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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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%
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