Entry-Level Activity Director Salary

Entry-Level Activity Directors can expect wages of $13.99 per hour on average. Work is enjoyable for Entry-Level Activity Directors, who typically claim high levels of job satisfaction. While over a third report receiving no health benefits, the greater part do receive medical coverage, and nearly one-half have dental, as well. The numbers in this rundown were provided by PayScale's salary survey participants.

$24,160 - $45,887
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$35K
$46K
MEDIAN: $34,932
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$10.53 - $18.02
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$0$45K
Salary $24,160 - $45,887
Bonus $120.00 - $5,000
Total Pay (?
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$22,372 - $40,716
  • Country: United States
  • Currency: USD
  • Updated: 11 Jul 2017
  • Individuals Reporting: 275
Hourly Data $0$26
Hourly Rate $10.53 - $18.02
Overtime $11.25 - $27.00
Annual Data $0$40K
Bonus $120.00 - $5,000
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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$22,372 - $40,716
  • Country: United States
  • Currency: USD
  • Updated: 11 Jul 2017
  • Individuals Reporting: 708

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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 Houston:
Work with other departments, ask for help, get to know residents and families .Be a advocate for.resident.Try and form a good working relationship with your administrator and department heads.Use your time wisely.Search for good volunteers.Work with other A.D.,ask for suggestions, plan events wisely, know residents rights and be informed about hippa, take advantage of inservice training, network with other facilities, keep and open mind and be willing to learn and be a good listener. SHare your ideas.

Activity Director in Sioux City:
"Highly gratifying low pay."
Love what you do. Use your immagination. Residents come first.

Activity Director in Gardena:
Be creative but ask for a reasonable department budget. Also assistance.

Activity Director in Denton:
"Emplementing and executing daily activities."
To be creative and energetic interact with residents on their level show kindness and compassion and smile - always listen to them be responsive to their needs.Have an open door policy. Always put residents first - always help out in any situation if needed.

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 140 votes.
Less than 1 year
8%
1-4 years
77%
5-9 years
15%
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Skills That Affect Activity Director Salaries

Long Term Care
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Budget Management
▼0%

National Average
$30,000

Elder Care
▼1%

Event Management
▼1%

People Management
▼1%


Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 140 votes.

Gender

Female
91 %
Male
9 %

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 60%
dental benefits
Dental: 49%
vision benefits
Vision: 39%
no benefits
None: 36%
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