Average Activities Director Hourly Pay

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The average hourly pay for an Activities Director is $15.06.
MEDIAN $15.06
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Hourly Rate
$11 - $20
$2 - $4,966
Profit Sharing
$0 - $750
$0 - $300
Total Pay
$24,028 - $49,689

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Job Description for Activities Director

Activities Director Tasks
  • Oversee departmental staff operations including volunteers, business planning and budget development.
  • Ensure services are in compliance with professional standards, state and federal regulatory requirements.
  • Oversee, plan and direct the therapeutic recreation program.
  • Oversee inventory, order processing and distribution of products and services.
The top respondents for the job title Activities Director are from the companies Brookdale Senior Living Inc., Life Care Centers of America and Atria Assisted Living. Reported salaries are highest at Brookdale where the average pay is $21.50. Other companies that offer high salaries for this role include Atria Assisted Living, earning around $19.18. Brookdale Senior Living Inc. pays the lowest at around $14.49. HCR ManorCare also pays on the lower end of the scale, paying $14.50.

Career Paths

Explore the most common career paths for Activities Director. Thickness and color of lines indicates how common a path is.
Activities Director
Certified Activities Director
More common (> 20%)
Somewhat common (8 - 20%)
Less common (< 8%)

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Popular Skills for Activities Director

Skills in Event Planning, People Management, Budget Management and Long Term Care are correlated to pay that is above average. Skills that pay less than market rate include Elder Care.

Pay by Experience Level for Activities Director

An entry-level Activities Director with less than 1 year experience can expect to earn an average total compensation (includes tips, bonus, and overtime pay) of $13.71 based on 290 salaries. An early career Activities Director with 1-4 years of experience earns an average total compensation of $14.41 based on 737 salaries. A mid-career Activities Director with 5-9 years of experience earns an average total compensation of $15.74 based on 381 salaries. An experienced Activities Director with 10-19 years of experience earns an average total compensation of $16.67 based on 305 salaries. In their late career (20 years and higher), employees earn an average total compensation of $18.
Employees with Activities Director in their job title in Las Vegas, Nevada earn an average of 25.9% more than the national average. These job titles also find higher than average salaries in Worcester, Massachusetts (16.7% more) and Boston, Massachusetts (12.9% more). The lowest salaries can be found in Orlando, Florida (27.0% less), Dayton, Ohio (7.0% less) and Kansas City, Missouri (0.4% less).

Years of Experience

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