Activity Director Salary (United States)

The average rate for an Activity Director is $13.62 per hour. Most people with this job move on to other positions after 20 years in this field.
Activity Director Salary (?
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$24,386 - $46,393
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MEDIAN: $33,914
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Activity Director Salary (?
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$10.01 - $18.26
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National Salary Data

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$0$16K$32K$48K
Salary
$24,386 - $46,393  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $965  
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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$21,583 - $41,625  
PayScale
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 3 Sep 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 442
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$10$20$30
Hourly Rate
$10.01 - $18.26  
   
Hourly Tips
$0.00 - $0.36  
Overtime
$1.64 - $27.17  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$20K$40K$60K
Bonus
$0.00 - $965  
   
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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$21,583 - $41,625  
PayScale
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 3 Sep 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 1,037
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Job Description for Activity Director

Activity directors are responsible for planning and developing successful activity programs. They are also in charge of creating a social environment in which participants can interact with others.
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Activity Director Tasks
  • Oversee, plan and direct the therapeutic recreation program.
  • Oversee inventory, order processing and distribution of products and services.
  • Oversee departmental staff operations including volunteers, business planning and budget development.
  • Ensure services are in compliance with professional standards, state and federal regulatory requirements.

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Pay Difference By Location

Phoenix
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Milwaukee
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Portland
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San Diego
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Dallas
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Cincinnati
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Columbus
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Sacramento
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Chicago
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Los Angeles
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Denver
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Louisville
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Indianapolis
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National Average
$30,000
Houston
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Scottsdale
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Activity Director Reviews

What is it like working as an Activity Director?
Activity Director in Peoria:
"It's Exciting, Rewarding, Challenging, Fun."
Pros: Our residents are wonderful. Anything I do for them, they return ten-fold.
Cons: Working with management.

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Experience Affects Activity Director Salaries

National Average
$30,000

Skills That Affect Activity Director Salaries

Long Term Care
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Budget Management
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Elder Care
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National Average
$30,000
Event Planning
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People Management
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Job Satisfaction

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Rated 5 out of 5 based on 325 votes.

Gender

Female
93%
female alumni
 
Male
7%
male alumni

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
3%
1-4 years
44%
5-9 years
23%
10-19 years
22%
20 years or more
9%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits Medical: 61% dental benefits Dental: 47%
vision benefits Vision: 37% employee benefits None: 35%
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