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Activity Coordinator Salary (United States)

Women make up the vast majority of Activity Coordinators in the United States. The average pay in this industry is approximately $12.96 per hour. The bottom of the pay range sits near $9.79 per hour, and the top verges on $17.57. Health benefits are not enjoyed by everyone in this line of work, and one-third lack any coverage at all. Medical benefits are reported by more than half and dental coverage is claimed by nearly one-half. The majority of Activity Coordinators claim high levels of job satisfaction. This report is based on answers to PayScale's salary questionnaire.
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$20,449 - $42,535
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MEDIAN: $30,983
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Activity Coordinator Salary (?
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$9.79 - $17.57
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National Salary Data

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$0$15K$30K$45K
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$20,449 - $42,535  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $508  
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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$20,470 - $40,046  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 3 Sep 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 68
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$0$9$18$27
Hourly Rate
$9.79 - $17.57  
   
Overtime
$0.00 - $25.21  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$18K$36K$54K
Bonus
$0.00 - $508  
   
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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$20,470 - $40,046  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 3 Sep 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 229
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Job Description for Activity Coordinator

Activity coordinators are typically responsible for planning and coordinating activities for their organization. These activities must reflect the participants' needs, abilities, and interests, which the activity coordinator must become familiar with; additionally, activities must be safe, fun, and meet the goals of the organization and the participants. At all times, the activity coordinator must have a positive attitude and be responsive to participants' needs.
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Activity Coordinator 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 Coordinator

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As Activity Coordinators transition into upper-level roles, like Activity Director, they may not see a turn in salary. an Activity Director usually earns the same amount as Activity Coordinators.

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Pay by Experience Level for Activity Coordinator

Median of all compensation (including tips, bonus, and overtime) by years of experience.
Although individuals who have less than five years' experience earn $27K on average, people with five to 10 years benefit from a notably larger average of $30K. For Activity Coordinators, 10 to 20 years of experience on the job amounts to an average salary of $32K. Survey participants with more than two decades under their belts actually report earning less than people with less experience; the former take home only $29K on average. Between one and nine years of experience is the norm for people in this field — a fair portion of those surveyed fit this bill. Experienced employees who have 10-20 years of experience make up close to a seventh of the workforce; inexperienced individuals who have been working for less than one year comprise less than one in ten, and senior people with more than 20 years under their belt fill out the remaining less than 10 percent.

Activity Coordinator Reviews

What is it like working as an Activity Coordinator?
Activity Coordinator in Gainesville:
"Work flexibility, working with the residents."
Pros: Working with the residents and their families. Making them happy and improving their quality of life.
Cons: The bureacracy, and irrelevant work that take the focus away from the activities.
What do you wish you knew about your job when you first started out?
Activity Coordinator in Clarkston:
"Make A Difference In Someones Day, Everyday."
Have fun, get to know your residents likes and dislikes then do what gives them joy.

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Experience Affects Activity Coordinator Salaries

Experienced
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Mid-Career
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Late-Career
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Job Satisfaction

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Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5 based on 71 votes.

Gender

Female
92%
female alumni
 
Male
8%
male alumni

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
5%
1-4 years
52%
5-9 years
21%
10-19 years
14%
20 years or more
7%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits Medical: 64% dental benefits Dental: 48%
vision benefits Vision: 35% employee benefits None: 34%