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Activity Coordinator Salary (United States)

Most Activity Coordinators in the United States are women. The workforce as a whole earns a median of approximately $13.07 per hour. The pay spectrum stretches from $9.83 per hour to $18.01. Job satisfaction is high and work is enjoyable for most Activity Coordinators. Close to one-third of professionals in this line of work do not receive benefits; however, more than half report medical coverage and approximately half claim dental coverage as well. The numbers in this rundown were provided by PayScale's salary survey participants.
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$20,894 - $42,535
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MEDIAN: $30,686
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Activity Coordinator Salary (?
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$9.83 - $18.01
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National Salary Data

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$0$15K$30K$45K
Salary
$20,894 - $42,535  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $507  
Total Pay (?
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$20,599 - $40,603  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 11 Dec 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 68
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$0$9$18$27
Hourly Rate
$9.83 - $18.01  
   
Overtime
$0.00 - $25.37  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$18K$36K$54K
Bonus
$0.00 - $507  
   
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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$20,599 - $40,603  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 11 Dec 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 230
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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.
Survey participants with less than five years' experience pocket $27K on average, but those with five to 10 years of experience enjoy a much bigger median of $31K. Activity Coordinators who work for 10 to 20 years in their occupation tend to earn about $32K. Activity Coordinators who have racked up more than two decades of experience report lower incomes overall; the average sum for this crowd comes out to only $29K.

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

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Job Satisfaction

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Rated 5 out of 5 based on 71 votes.

Gender

Female
91%
female alumni
 
Male
9%
male alumni

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
6%
1-4 years
49%
5-9 years
20%
10-19 years
16%
20 years or more
8%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits Medical: 65% dental benefits Dental: 48%
vision benefits Vision: 37% employee benefits None: 33%