Activities Assistant Salary

Women comprise the majority of Activities Assistants in the United States. Individuals in this line of work make around $11.10 per hour on average. Health benefits are not claimed by all — just over a half lack any form of coverage — but more than two-fifths have medical insurance, and more than a third have dental, too. For the most part, Activities Assistants enjoy their work and report high levels of job satisfaction.

$25,297 - $35,819
$31K
MEDIAN: $31,200
50%

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$8.98 - $14.85
$9
$11
$15
MEDIAN: $11.22
10%
50%
90%

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$0$35K
Salary $31,200
Bonus $600
Total Pay (?
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$18,712 - $31,335
  • Country: United States
  • Currency: USD
  • Updated: 20 Sep 2017
  • Individuals Reporting: 8
Hourly Data $0$28
Hourly Rate $8.98 - $14.85
Overtime $8.86 - $28.76
Annual Data $0$31K
Bonus $600
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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$18,712 - $31,335
  • Country: United States
  • Currency: USD
  • Updated: 20 Sep 2017
  • Individuals Reporting: 398

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Job Description for Activities Assistant

Activities assistants generally work in extended care facilities, community centers, and other educational environments, and assist activities coordinators/directors to ensure that activities go as planned. They may also help their directors choose new activities which enhance relaxation, exercise, and mental stimulation and contribute to psychological, physical, and social development. This may involve interviewing participants to gain a better understanding of their needs, concerns, and interests.

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Activities Assistant Tasks

  • Prepare and submit patients' reactions and progress reports, confer with treatment team.
  • Assist patients to and from activities including outings.
  • 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.

Common Career Paths for Activities Assistant


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Activities Assistants who move on to become Activities Directors may enjoy significant pay raises, as Activities Directors get paid an average of $32K per year. Activities Assistants typically move into roles as Activity Directors or Directors of Activities of Assisted Living, and those positions pay $7K more and $6K more, respectively.

Activities Assistant Job Listings

Pay by Experience Level for Activities Assistant

Pay by Experience for an Activities Assistant has a positive trend. An entry-level Activities Assistant with less than 5 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $23,000 based on 277 salaries provided by anonymous users. Average total compensation includes tips, bonus, and overtime pay. An Activities Assistant with mid-career experience which includes employees with 5 to 10 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $24,000 based on 86 salaries. An experienced Activities Assistant which includes employees with 10 to 20 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $26,000 based on 24 salaries. An Activities Assistant with late-career experience which includes employees with greater than 20 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $31,000 based on 5 salaries.

Activities Assistant Reviews

Q: What is it like working as an Activities Assistant?

Activities Assistant in Las Vegas:
"Its different easy going but emtionally straining at times."
Pros: The satisfaction of getting a thank you from helping someone.
Cons: Some view it as unimportant.

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Key Stats for Activities Assistant

Gender

Female
92 %
Male
8 %

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 56 votes.
Less than 1 year
11%
1-4 years
57%
5-9 years
22%
10-19 years
6%
20 years or more
3%
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Experience Affects Activities Assistant Salaries

Late-Career
▲30%

Experienced
▲10%

Mid-Career
▲1%

National Average
$24,000

▼4%

Skills That Affect Activities Assistant Salaries

Assisted Living
▲6%

Elder Care
▲4%


Long Term Care
▲3%

National Average
$24,000

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 56 votes.

Gender

Female
92 %
Male
8 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
11%
1-4 years
57%
5-9 years
22%
10-19 years
6%
20 years or more
3%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 44%
dental benefits
Dental: 35%
vision benefits
Vision: 27%
no benefits
None: 52%
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