Recreation Assistant Salary

A Recreation Assistant earns an average wage of $11.76 per hour. Most people move on to other jobs if they have more than 20 years' experience in this career.

$24,588 - $59,800
$25K
$36K
$60K
MEDIAN: $35,680
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50%
90%

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$9.15 - $16.58
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$12
$17
MEDIAN: $11.74
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National Salary Data (?
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$0$20K$40K$60K
Salary
$24,588 - $59,800  
   
Bonus
$1,550  
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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$19,257 - $39,578  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 4 May 2017 | Individuals Reporting: 25
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$14$28$42
Hourly Rate
$9.15 - $16.58  
   
Overtime
$5.11 - $40.18  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$28K$56K$84K
Bonus
$1,550  
   
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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$19,257 - $39,578  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 4 May 2017 | Individuals Reporting: 146

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Job Description for Recreation Assistant

A recreation assistant can work in a school, an after-school program, a camp, a senior center, or a nursing home. The recreation assistant coordinates and leads recreational activities and events, both onsite and offsite. Some common activities are fitness classes, parties, social activities, arts and crafts, and field trips. The recreation assistant may be in charge of leading or coordinating one activity or more.

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Recreation Assistant Tasks

  • Assist patients to and from activities including outings.
  • Supervise and instruct patients in activities and techniques designed to meet their specific physical or psychological needs.
  • Prepare and submit patients' reactions and progress reports, confer with treatment team.
  • Plan, organize and implement multi-faceted recreation activities for patients.

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Pay by Experience Level for Recreation Assistant

Pay by Experience for a Recreation Assistant has a positive trend. An entry-level Recreation Assistant with less than 5 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $24,000 based on 107 salaries provided by anonymous users. Average total compensation includes tips, bonus, and overtime pay. A Recreation Assistant with mid-career experience which includes employees with 5 to 10 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $28,000 based on 48 salaries. An experienced Recreation Assistant which includes employees with 10 to 20 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $36,000 based on 29 salaries. A Recreation Assistant with late-career experience which includes employees with greater than 20 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $40,000 based on 5 salaries.

Recreation Assistant Reviews

Q: What is it like working as a Recreation Assistant?

Recreation Assistant in Meridian:
"Interesting."
Pros: The job I have is pretty great I am able to interact with the elderly on a day to day basis. I really enjoy the work that I do helping to entertain the residents under my care and help them with some of their healing.
Cons: It's just like any other job sometime the people that you work with are not meant to be working with or in a job in which one has to take care of another person. They take on a job just for the money not to help.

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Key Stats for Recreation Assistant

Gender

Female
69 %
Male
31 %

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 16 votes.
Less than 1 year
6%
1-4 years
49%
5-9 years
25%
10-19 years
16%
20 years or more
3%
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Experience Affects Recreation Assistant Salaries

Late-Career
▲56%

Experienced
▲42%

Mid-Career
▲11%

National Average
$25,000

Entry-Level
▼5%

Skills That Affect Recreation Assistant Salaries


National Average
$25,000

Elder Care
▼3%

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 16 votes.

Gender

Female
69 %
Male
31 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
6%
1-4 years
49%
5-9 years
25%
10-19 years
16%
20 years or more
3%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 60%
dental benefits
Dental: 44%
vision benefits
Vision: 40%
no benefits
None: 38%
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