Activity Therapist Salary

An Activity Therapist earns an average wage of $15.21 per hour.

$24,161 - $50,367
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MEDIAN: $30,000
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$9.84 - $27.81
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MEDIAN: $15.00
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National Salary Data (?
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$0$18K$36K$54K
Salary
$24,161 - $50,367  
   
Bonus
$0.00  
Total Pay (?
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$21,589 - $51,896  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 12 Jan 2016 | Individuals Reporting: 30
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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Hourly Rate
$9.84 - $27.81  
   
Overtime
$21.01  
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$21,589 - $51,896  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 12 Jan 2016 | Individuals Reporting: 36
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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

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

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Experience Affects Activity Therapist Salaries

Late-Career
up arrow 8%

Experienced
up arrow 7%

National Average
$31,000

Mid-Career
up arrow 7%

Entry-Level
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Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 9 votes.

Gender

Female
86 %
Male
14 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
8%
1-4 years
21%
5-9 years
38%
10-19 years
21%
20 years or more
12%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 79%
dental benefits
Dental: 77%
medical benefits
Vision: 71%
dental benefits
None: 21%
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