Activity Coordinator Salary

Women comprise the majority of Activity Coordinators in the United States. Individuals in this line of work make around $13.90 per hour on average. Although a fair number have medical coverage and a little over a half have dental coverage, around one in four claim no health benefits at all. Job satisfaction for Activity Coordinators is high. This report is based on responses to the PayScale salary survey.
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$22,870 - $42,140
$23K
$34K
$42K
MEDIAN: $33,842
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$10.77 - $18.19
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MEDIAN: $13.90
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National Salary Data (?
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$0$15K$30K$45K
Salary
$22,870 - $42,140  
   
Bonus
$400.00  
Total Pay (?
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$22,617 - $38,619  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 18 Jan 2017 | Individuals Reporting: 53
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$9$18$27
Hourly Rate
$10.77 - $18.19  
   
Hourly Tips
$0.07  
Overtime
$13.13 - $26.84  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$18K$36K$54K
Bonus
$400.00  
   
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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$22,617 - $38,619  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 18 Jan 2017 | Individuals Reporting: 232

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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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Many Activity Coordinators move into an Activity Director role, which does not lead to a big boost in pay. Activity Directors on average bring in a similar salary to 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.


For Activity Coordinators, experience does not seem to be a major factor in determining pay. Salaries of relatively inexperienced workers fall in the neighborhood of $29K, but folks who have racked up five to 10 years see a notably higher median of $30K. The average pay reported by folks with 10 to 20 years of experience is around $31K. People who have worked for more than 20 years report a median income of $32K, which is barely higher than the median for folks with 10 to 20 years of experience.

Activity Coordinator Reviews

Q: 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.

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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Key Stats for Activity Coordinator

Gender

Female
93 %
Male
7 %

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 32 votes.
Less than 1 year
4%
1-4 years
45%
5-9 years
22%
10-19 years
23%
20 years or more
7%
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Experience Affects Activity Coordinator Salaries

Late-Career
▲7%

Experienced
▲5%

Mid-Career
▲1%

National Average
$30,000

Entry-Level
▼3%

Skills That Affect Activity Coordinator Salaries


National Average
$30,000

Elder Care
▼8%

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 32 votes.

Gender

Female
93 %
Male
7 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
4%
1-4 years
45%
5-9 years
22%
10-19 years
23%
20 years or more
7%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 70%
dental benefits
Dental: 52%
vision benefits
Vision: 50%
dental benefits
None: 26%
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