Recreation Assistant Salary

A Recreation Assistant earns an average wage of $12.36 per hour. Most people move on to other jobs if they have more than 10 years' experience in this career.

$24,468 - $52,679
(Median)
$24K
$36K
$53K
MEDIAN: $35,528
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$9.25 - $15.54
(Median)
$9
$12
$16
MEDIAN: $12.00
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National Salary Data (?
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$0$18K$36K$54K
Salary
$24,468 - $52,679  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $811  
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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$19,682 - $39,110  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 12 Jan 2016 | Individuals Reporting: 40
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$11$22$33
Hourly Rate
$9.25 - $15.54  
   
Hourly Tips
$0.00  
Overtime
$11.15 - $31.09  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$22K$44K$66K
Bonus
$0.00 - $811  
   
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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$19,682 - $39,110  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 12 Jan 2016 | Individuals Reporting: 137
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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

  • Prepare and submit patients' reactions and progress reports, confer with treatment team.
  • Plan, organize and implement multi-faceted recreation activities for patients.
  • 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.

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Pay by Experience Level for Recreation Assistant

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

Recreation Assistant Reviews

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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Experience Affects Recreation Assistant Salaries

Late-Career
up arrow 44%

Experienced
up arrow 41%

Mid-Career
up arrow 1%

National Average
$27,000

Entry-Level
up arrow 7%

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 29 votes.

Gender

Female
59 %
Male
41 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
7%
1-4 years
53%
5-9 years
27%
10-19 years
8%
20 years or more
4%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 64%
dental benefits
Dental: 59%
medical benefits
Vision: 43%
dental benefits
None: 32%
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