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.
|Salary||$24,049 - $51,521|
|Total Pay (||$19,279 - $39,831|
|Hourly Rate||$9.15 - $17.31|
|Overtime||$5.14 - $29.59|
|Total Pay (||$19,279 - $39,831|
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.Read More...
The recreation assistant may have to work with outside parties, in order to coordinate teachers for the activities. If leading offsite activities, a valid driver’s license may be necessary, in order to transport participants from place to place. The job often involves working with very young, disabled, or elderly individuals, so it is important to be patient. Strong communication skills are important, in order to be able to engage participants and to work with other staff members involved in the activities. This job often involves being directly involved in leading the activities. Sometimes, assistance may have to be provided to individuals, in order to help them become mobile. Also, activities may have to be demonstrated by the recreation assistant, which may involve bending, squatting, stretching, walking, and standing. Therefore, minimum physical requirements are often necessary.
Usually, a minimum of a high school diploma or a GED is necessary. Positions may be part-time or full- time, depending on the workload of the assistant. Planning activities in advance is often necessary. This planning may be done during paid hours, or it may be expected to be done during off hours. (Copyright 2017 PayScale.com)
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
- Supervise and instruct patients in activities and techniques designed to meet their specific physical or psychological needs
- Assist patients to and from activities including outings
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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.
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