$39,519
Avg. Salary
$15.01
Avg. Hourly Rate

Average additional compensation:

$519

Bonus

$875

Profit Sharing

$390

Commission

What am I worth?
How should I pay?

The average pay for an Activities Director is $15.01 per hour.

The average pay for an Activities Director is $39,519 per year.

$10.91
10%
$15.01
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$20.09
90%
MEDIAN $15.01
$28k
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$40k
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$59k
90%
MEDIAN $39,519
$27,893 - $58,773
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MEDIAN: $39,519
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$0$58K
Salary $27,893 - $58,773
Bonus $0.38 - $5,051
Profit Sharing $875
Commission $390
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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$23,951 - $49,267
  • Country: United States
  • Currency: USD
  • Updated: 15 Feb 2019
  • Individuals Reporting: 492
Hourly Data $0$29
Hourly Rate $10.91 - $20.09
Hourly Tips $0.12
Overtime $14.49 - $29.34
Annual Data $0$49K
Bonus $0.38 - $5,051
Commission $390
Profit Sharing $875
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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$23,951 - $49,267
  • Country: United States
  • Currency: USD
  • Updated: 15 Feb 2019
  • Individuals Reporting: 950

Job Description for Activities Director

Activities directors manage the activities within their organization on a day-to-day basis. These directors are usually hired by businesses or communities with a large population and various activities that must be managed. This work may be on a relatively small scale - as for a church activities director - or a relatively large scale - as for the activities director for a large healthcare center.

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Common Career Paths for Activities Director


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As Activities Directors make advancements in their career path, their salaries may not change right away. For example, the higher-level Nursing Home Activities Director position pays around the same amount as the Activities Director job on average. Many Activities Directors choose to become Activity Directors and Director of Activities of Assisted Livings as their careers advance. However, folks in those positions report median salaries of $3K less and $4K less, respectively.

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Popular Skills for Activities Director


Activities Directors generally report applying a varied skill set to their work. Most notably, skills in Documentation, Budget Management, People Management, and Event Planning are correlated to pay that is above average. Those listing Elder Care as a skill should be prepared for drastically lower pay. Entertainment Coordination and Scheduling also typically command lower compensation. Most people skilled in Event Planning are similarly competent in Budget Management.

Pay by Experience Level for Activities Director

Pay by Experience for an Activities Director has a positive trend. An entry-level Activities Director with less than 5 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $31,000 based on 411 salaries provided by anonymous users. Average total compensation includes tips, bonus, and overtime pay. An Activities Director with mid-career experience which includes employees with 5 to 10 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $34,000 based on 195 salaries. An experienced Activities Director which includes employees with 10 to 20 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $37,000 based on 154 salaries. An Activities Director 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 52 salaries.

Activities Director Reviews

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

Activities Director in Clarksville:
"Life as an Activities Director: The ups and downs."
Pros: I love working with residents and doing different activities with them.
Cons: I understand it's not about the money, but all that I do I feel I should get paid more.

Activities Director in Portland:
"Activities director."
Pros: The best thing about being an activities director is making the residents' day.
Cons: The hardest thing is seeing people pAss away.

Activities Director in Spokane:
Learn strategic planning. Learn budget planning.

Activities Director in Mooresville:
"Time management."
List your weekly duties down at the beginning of the week. Work through that list all week. Do not try to tackle everything in one day. Pace yourself!

Activities Director in Bethesda:
Pros: Love working with my seniors and assisting them in moving their great ideas into workable activities for everyone.
Cons: Always very sad to lose a community member.

Activities Director in Oro Valley:
"Fun."
Pros: Helping others.
Cons: Nothing.

Activities Director in Bountiful:
"Administrative Concerns."
Pros: Working with fellow employees and with the elderly. Leaving at the end of the day feeling like I had made a difference and promoted joy in the lives of others.
Cons: Head administrator is obsessed with micro-managing and has a passive-aggressive behavior towards employees. His treatment promotes unnecessary anxiety and frustration among employees. There is little, to no, positive support or comments...just negativity with the feeling that, even going above and beyond, will NEVER be enough.

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Key Stats for Activities Director

Gender

Female
93 %
Male
7 %

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 197 votes.
Less than 1 year
4%
1-4 years
47%
5-9 years
22%
10-19 years
19%
20 years or more
8%

Experience Affects Activities Director Salaries

▲20%

▲10%

▲2%

National Average
$34,000

▼8%

Skills That Affect Activities Director Salaries

Documentation
▲14%


National Average
$34,000


Event Planning
▼3%

Long Term Care
▼4%

Scheduling
▼9%

Entertainment Coordination
▼13%

Elder Care
▼28%

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 197 votes.

Gender

Female
93 %
Male
7 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
4%
1-4 years
47%
5-9 years
22%
10-19 years
19%
20 years or more
8%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 71%
dental benefits
Dental: 56%
vision benefits
Vision: 48%
no benefits
None: 27%