Activity Therapist Salary

An Activity Therapist earns an average wage of $15.97 per hour. For the first five to ten years in this position, wages increase somewhat, but any additional experience does not have a big effect on pay.

$25,107 - $45,759
$25K
$34K
$46K
MEDIAN: $33,933
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$10.07 - $22.01
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MEDIAN: $15.97
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National Salary Data (?
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$0$16K$32K$48K
Salary
$25,107 - $45,759  
   
Total Pay (?
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$23,193 - $46,227  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 25 Mar 2017 | Individuals Reporting: 21
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National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$8$16$24
Hourly Rate
$10.07 - $22.01  
   
Overtime
$7.69  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$16K$32K$48K
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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$23,193 - $46,227  
   
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 25 Mar 2017 | Individuals Reporting: 30
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Job Description for Activity Therapist

Activity therapists generally work for health care organizations, including hospitals, nursing homes, clinics, and private physical therapy offices. These therapists develop, coordinate, and evaluate therapeutic activity programs for clients, as well as plan and coordinate medically-approved recreation programs for patients in hospitals, nursing homes, and other institutions. These activities may include sports, trips, arts and crafts, cooking, and other social activities.

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Activity Therapist Tasks

  • 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.
  • 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.

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Pay by Experience Level for Activity Therapist

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

Key Stats for Activity Therapist

Gender

Female
85 %
Male
15 %

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 5 votes.
Less than 1 year
10%
1-4 years
39%
5-9 years
14%
10-19 years
18%
20 years or more
20%
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Experience Affects Activity Therapist Salaries

Mid-Career
▲9%

Experienced
▲7%

Late-Career
▲2%

National Average
$34,000

Entry-Level
▼3%

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 5 votes.

Gender

Female
85 %
Male
15 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
10%
1-4 years
39%
5-9 years
14%
10-19 years
18%
20 years or more
20%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 86%
dental benefits
Dental: 76%
vision benefits
Vision: 72%
dental benefits
None: 14%
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