Activity Therapist Salary (United States)

An Activity Therapist earns an average wage of $13.78 per hour. People in this job generally don't have more than 20 years' experience.
Activity Therapist Total Pay (?
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$25,396 - $50,569
(Median)
25K
51K
MEDIAN: $30,484
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Activity Therapist Total Pay (?
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$9.90 - $21.68
(Median)
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22
MEDIAN: $13.00
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National Salary Data

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$0$17K$34K$51K
Salary
$25,396 - $50,569  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $245.88  
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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$21,529 - $50,222  
PayScale
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 5 Aug 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 60
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$9$18$27
Hourly Rate
$9.90 - $21.68  
   
Overtime
$16.72 - $20.35  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$18K$36K$54K
Bonus
$0.00 - $245.88  
   
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).
)
$21,529 - $50,222  
PayScale
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 5 Aug 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 60
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Job Description for Activity Therapist

  • Instruct patients in activities and techniques designed to meet their specific physical or psychological needs.
  • Develop treatment plan with varied interventions based on assessment, interests and objectives of therapy.
  • Prepare and submit patients' reactions and progress reports, confer with treatment team.
  • Encourage patient with special needs and circumstances to acquire new skills and promote leisure activities.

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Experience Affects Activity Therapist Salaries

Experienced
up arrow 10%
National Average
$29,000
Entry-Level
up arrow 7%
Mid-Career
up arrow 7%

Job Satisfaction

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Rated 5 out of 5 based on 12 votes.

Gender

Female
82%
female alumni
 
Male
18%
male alumni

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
3%
1-4 years
35%
5-9 years
32%
10-19 years
23%
20 years or more
7%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits Medical: 73% dental benefits Dental: 71%
vision benefits Vision: 55% employee benefits None: 27%
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