Entry-Level Activity Director Salary

The average Entry-Level Activity Director earns approximately $13.81 per hour. The majority of Entry-Level Activity Directors claim high levels of job satisfaction. Some workers in this field — close to two-fifths — are not awarded benefits. Medical coverage is reported by a majority and dental plans are enjoyed by slightly less than half. This report is based on answers to PayScale's salary questionnaire.

$24,582 - $47,012
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MEDIAN: $34,751
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$10.42 - $17.80
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National Salary Data (?
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$0$16K$32K$48K
Salary
$24,582 - $47,012  
   
Bonus
$487.22 - $4,989  
Total Pay (?
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$22,241 - $40,580  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 25 Mar 2017 | Individuals Reporting: 258
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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Hourly Rate
$10.42 - $17.80  
   
Overtime
$12.36 - $27.74  
National Annualized Data (?
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Bonus
$487.22 - $4,989  
   
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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$22,241 - $40,580  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 25 Mar 2017 | Individuals Reporting: 670

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Activity Director Advice

Q: What do you wish you knew about your job when you first started out?

Activity Director in Orinda:
To enjoy working with the residents and to be caring. You have to be creative with what you have because sometimes you just don't have a good budget.

Activity Director in San Rafael:
Work is physical as well as mentally demanding. Must wear many hats which makes each day interesting. Work is rewarding and rarely boring.

Activity Director in Knoxville:
"Smile, Smile, Smile!!!"
You can't teach someone to be outgoing and energetic, so if you are not those things, this may not be the position for you. You have to smile a lot and give lots of hugs and that is also one of the major perks :)

Key Stats for Activity Director

Gender

Female
91 %
Male
9 %

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 113 votes.
Less than 1 year
8%
1-4 years
77%
5-9 years
15%
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Skills That Affect Activity Director Salaries

Budget Management
▲1%

Elder Care
▼0%

Long Term Care
▼0%

Event Management
▼0%

People Management
▼0%

National Average
$30,000


Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 113 votes.

Gender

Female
91 %
Male
9 %

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 57%
dental benefits
Dental: 46%
vision benefits
Vision: 36%
no benefits
None: 39%