Activity Therapist Salary

An Activity Therapist earns an average wage of $14.79 per hour. People in this job generally don't have more than 20 years' experience.

$23,703 - $49,964
(Median)
$24K
$31K
$50K
MEDIAN: $30,769
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$9.12 - $27.62
(Median)
$9
$15
$28
MEDIAN: $14.00
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National Salary Data (?
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$0$17K$34K$51K
Salary
$23,703 - $49,964  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $147.95  
Total Pay (?
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$20,672 - $50,679  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 2 Jul 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 29
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$0$10$20$30
Hourly Rate
$9.12 - $27.62  
   
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$20K$40K$60K
Bonus
$0.00 - $147.95  
   
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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$20,672 - $50,679  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 2 Jul 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 31
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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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Experience Affects Activity Therapist Salaries

Experienced
up arrow 8%

National Average
$31,000

Mid-Career
up arrow 9%

Entry-Level
up arrow 12%

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 10 votes.

Gender

Female
82 %
Male
18 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
7%
1-4 years
25%
5-9 years
35%
10-19 years
25%
20 years or more
8%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits Medical: 77% dental benefits Dental: 77%
vision benefits Vision: 70% employee benefits None: 23%
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