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.

$25,873 - $45,637
$26K
$33K
$46K
MEDIAN: $33,389
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90%

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$9.79 - $22.32
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MEDIAN: $15.86
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$0$46K
Salary $25,873 - $45,637
Total Pay (?
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$24,069 - $46,992
  • Country: United States
  • Currency: USD
  • Updated: 11 Jul 2017
  • Individuals Reporting: 19
Hourly Data $0$22
Hourly Rate $9.79 - $22.32
Overtime $7.69
Annual Data $0$46K
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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$24,069 - $46,992
  • Country: United States
  • Currency: USD
  • Updated: 11 Jul 2017
  • Individuals Reporting: 26

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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

  • 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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Pay by Experience Level for Activity Therapist

Pay by Experience for an Activity Therapist has a positive trend. An entry-level Activity Therapist with less than 5 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $33,000 based on 26 salaries provided by anonymous users. Average total compensation includes tips, bonus, and overtime pay. An Activity Therapist with mid-career experience which includes employees with 5 to 10 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $37,000 based on 12 salaries. An experienced Activity Therapist which includes employees with 10 to 20 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $36,000 based on 13 salaries. An Activity Therapist with late-career experience which includes employees with greater than 20 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $35,000 based on 10 salaries.

Key Stats for Activity Therapist

Gender

Female
90 %
Male
10 %

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 3 votes.
Less than 1 year
13%
1-4 years
38%
5-9 years
11%
10-19 years
16%
20 years or more
22%
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Experience Affects Activity Therapist Salaries

Mid-Career
▲10%

Experienced
▲8%

Late-Career
▲3%

National Average
$33,000

Entry-Level
▼1%

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 3 votes.

Gender

Female
90 %
Male
10 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
13%
1-4 years
38%
5-9 years
11%
10-19 years
16%
20 years or more
22%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 83%
dental benefits
Dental: 70%
vision benefits
Vision: 65%
no benefits
None: 17%
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