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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 Salary (?
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$25,263 - $50,644
(Median)
25K
31K
51K
MEDIAN: $30,870
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50%
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Activity Therapist Salary (?
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$9.90 - $26.50
(Median)
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14
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26
MEDIAN: $13.00
10%
50%
75%
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National Salary Data

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$0$17K$34K$51K
Salary
$25,263 - $50,644  
   
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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$21,496 - $50,942  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 3 Sep 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 25
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$9$18$27
Hourly Rate
$9.90 - $26.50  
   
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).
)
$21,496 - $50,942  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 3 Sep 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 34
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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
$30,000
Mid-Career
up arrow 8%
Entry-Level
up arrow 9%

Job Satisfaction

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Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5 based on 11 votes.

Gender

Female
81%
female alumni
 
Male
19%
male alumni

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
3%
1-4 years
32%
5-9 years
32%
10-19 years
25%
20 years or more
7%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits Medical: 72% dental benefits Dental: 70%
vision benefits Vision: 56% employee benefits None: 28%