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Recreation Assistant Salary

A Recreation Assistant earns an average wage of $12.26 per hour. Most people move on to other jobs if they have more than 10 years' experience in this career.

$22,148 - $50,893
(Median)
$22K
$35K
$51K
MEDIAN: $35,146
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$9.01 - $15.47
(Median)
$9
$12
$15
MEDIAN: $12.00
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National Salary Data (?
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$0$17K$34K$51K
Salary
$22,148 - $50,893  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $796  
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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$18,966 - $37,070  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 31 Mar 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 30
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$11$22$33
Hourly Rate
$9.01 - $15.47  
   
Overtime
$14.09 - $30.30  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$22K$44K$66K
Bonus
$0.00 - $796  
   
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).
)
$18,966 - $37,070  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 31 Mar 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 109

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Job Description for Recreation Assistant

  • 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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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

Mid-Career
up arrow 4%

National Average
$27,000

Entry-Level
up arrow 4%

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 27 votes.

Gender

Female
54 %
Male
46 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
7%
1-4 years
58%
5-9 years
24%
10-19 years
6%
20 years or more
4%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits Medical: 66% dental benefits Dental: 61%
vision benefits Vision: 41% employee benefits None: 31%