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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$25,595 - $51,124
(Median)
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51K
MEDIAN: $29,890
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Activity Therapist Total Pay (?
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$9.86 - $18.38
(Median)
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18
MEDIAN: $13.00
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90%
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National Salary Data

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$0$18K$36K$54K
Salary
$25,595 - $51,124  
   
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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$21,219 - $49,316  
PayScale
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 19 Apr 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 65
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$9$18$27
Hourly Rate
$9.86 - $18.38  
   
Overtime
$16.01 - $23.75  
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).
)
$21,219 - $49,316  
PayScale
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 19 Apr 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 65
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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 13%
National Average
$29,000
Mid-Career
up arrow 3%
Entry-Level
up arrow 8%
Job Satisfaction
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Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5 based on 13 votes.
Gender
Female
74%
female alumni
 
Male
26%
male alumni
Years of Experience
Less than 1 year
5%
1-4 years
40%
5-9 years
29%
10-19 years
20%
20 years or more
6%
Common Health Benefits
medical benefits Medical: 69% dental benefits Dental: 68%
vision benefits Vision: 47% employee benefits None: 31%
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