Activity Coordinator Salary

Women make up the vast majority of Activity Coordinators in the United States. The average pay in this industry is approximately $13.38 per hour. Pay ranges from $10.00 per hour on the low end to $18.22 on the high end. The majority of Activity Coordinators claim high levels of job satisfaction. Nearly one in three of professionals in this line of work do not receive benefits; however, a majority report medical coverage and just under one-half claim dental coverage as well. The figures in this rundown are based on the results of PayScale's salary questionnaire.
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$22,966 - $42,673
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$23K
$32K
$43K
MEDIAN: $31,525
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$10.00 - $18.22
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$18
MEDIAN: $13.00
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National Salary Data (?
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$0$15K$30K$45K
Salary
$22,966 - $42,673  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $486.45  
Total Pay (?
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$21,142 - $40,904  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 2 Jul 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 68
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$0$9$18$27
Hourly Rate
$10.00 - $18.22  
   
Overtime
$0.00 - $25.58  
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$0$18K$36K$54K
Bonus
$0.00 - $486.45  
   
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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$21,142 - $40,904  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 2 Jul 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 240
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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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Activity Coordinators who transition into an upper level Activity Director position will not necessarily make much more than they do in their current role. The average Activity Director makes $29K a year.

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Pay by Experience Level for Activity Coordinator

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


Respondents with less than five years' experience take home $28K on average. In contrast, those who have been around for five to 10 years earn a noticeably higher average of $31K. For Activity Coordinators, 10 to 20 years of experience on the job amounts to an average salary of $32K. Respondents who boast more than 20 years of experience can't seem to boast paychecks reflecting that extensive experience, though; veteran Activity Coordinators report making only $30K on average.

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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National Average
$29,000

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Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 66 votes.

Gender

Female
90 %
Male
10 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
5%
1-4 years
48%
5-9 years
20%
10-19 years
17%
20 years or more
9%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits Medical: 64% dental benefits Dental: 46%
vision benefits Vision: 37% employee benefits None: 33%
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