Most Activity Coordinators in the United States are women. The workforce as a whole earns a median of approximately $13.93 per hour. Health benefits are not enjoyed by everyone in this line of work, and around one in four lack any coverage at all. Medical benefits are reported by a strong majority and dental coverage is claimed by a little more than half. Job satisfaction for Activity Coordinators is high. The information for this rundown comes from respondents who completed PayScale's salary questionnaire.
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$23,491 - $42,426
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MEDIAN: $32,939
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$10.67 - $17.91
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Salary
$23,491 - $42,426  
   
Bonus
$400.00  
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$22,535 - $38,148  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 28 Oct 2016 | Individuals Reporting: 51
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$0$9$18$27
Hourly Rate
$10.67 - $17.91  
   
Hourly Tips
$0.07  
Overtime
$12.94 - $24.55  
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$0$18K$36K$54K
Bonus
$400.00  
   
Total Pay (?
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$22,535 - $38,148  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 28 Oct 2016 | Individuals Reporting: 216
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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.

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For Activity Coordinators, career advancements do not tend to correlate with a rise in salary. On average, lower-level Activity Coordinators earn similar salaries to those in higher-end positions like Activity Director.

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Pay by Experience Level for Activity Coordinator

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


Experience and pay tend to be weakly linked for Activity Coordinators — those with more experience do not necessarily bring in higher earnings. Average salaries for inexperienced employees average out to around $29K, but folks who have five to 10 years of experience earn a 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 no higher than the median for folks with 10 to 20 years of experience.

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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National Average
$30,000

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Skills That Affect Activity Coordinator Salaries

Event Planning
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National Average
$30,000

Elder Care
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Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 29 votes.

Gender

Female
94 %
Male
6 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
4%
1-4 years
43%
5-9 years
22%
10-19 years
23%
20 years or more
7%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 72%
dental benefits
Dental: 55%
medical benefits
Vision: 52%
dental benefits
None: 25%
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