Activity Assistant Salary

Women account for the majority of Activity Assistants in the United States. The entire group has an average salary of $11.25 per hour. Career duration is the biggest factor affecting pay for this group, followed by geography. Unfortunately, some people in this line of work are without benefits — slightly less than one-half lack coverage. On the flip side, just over a half have medical insurance and just over two-fifths receive dental plans. Job satisfaction is high and work is enjoyable for most Activity Assistants. This report is based on responses to the PayScale salary survey.
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$15,600 - $41,918
$16K
$25K
$42K
MEDIAN: $25,014
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$9.17 - $14.71
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MEDIAN: $11.21
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$0$41K
Salary $15,600 - $41,918
Bonus $203.47
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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$18,938 - $30,951
  • Country: United States
  • Currency: USD
  • Updated: 20 Sep 2017
  • Individuals Reporting: 24
Hourly Data $0$22
Hourly Rate $9.17 - $14.71
Overtime $12.49 - $22.78
Annual Data $0$30K
Bonus $203.47
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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$18,938 - $30,951
  • Country: United States
  • Currency: USD
  • Updated: 20 Sep 2017
  • Individuals Reporting: 356

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Job Description for Activity Assistant

An activities assistant generally works in an extended care facility and helps residents stay as active as possible. He/she is responsible for researching the best activities to stimulate the mind and body, so it is important that they stay up-to-date with the latest developments.

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Activity Assistant Tasks

  • 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.
  • Prepare and submit patients' reactions and progress reports, confer with treatment team.

Common Career Paths for Activity Assistant


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Though not the most common occurrence, Activity Assistants sometimes become Activities Directors, where the average income is $32K per year. Typical career progression for an Activity Assistant involves becoming an Activity Director or an Activity Coordinator, roles that pay $7K more and $5K more on average.

Activity Assistant Job Listings

Pay by Experience Level for Activity Assistant

Pay by Experience for an Activity Assistant has a positive trend. An entry-level Activity Assistant with less than 5 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $23,000 based on 273 salaries provided by anonymous users. Average total compensation includes tips, bonus, and overtime pay. An Activity 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 66 salaries. An experienced Activity Assistant which includes employees with 10 to 20 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $27,000 based on 60 salaries. An Activity Assistant with late-career experience which includes employees with greater than 20 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $26,000 based on 17 salaries.

Activity Assistant Reviews

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

Activity Assistant in Oxford:
"It is very rewarding to see how our activities affect people."
Pros: Having an avenue in which to affect people in a positive way.
Cons: My boss doesn't always make decisions with co workers and myself fairly Low pay.

Activity Assistant in Long Beach:
Pros: My job requires patience and understanding, a lot of the residents that live in the facility have no where else to live beside the facility so I've made it a goal to make they're life circumstances as pleasant as it should be.
Cons: The pay, only because it discourages people to actually come to work with energy and enthusiasm to work.

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Key Stats for Activity Assistant

Gender

Female
94 %
Male
6 %

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 43 votes.
Less than 1 year
8%
1-4 years
56%
5-9 years
16%
10-19 years
15%
20 years or more
5%
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Experience Affects Activity Assistant Salaries

Experienced
▲14%

Late-Career
▲11%

Mid-Career
▲1%

National Average
$23,000

▼3%

Skills That Affect Activity Assistant Salaries

Event Planning
▲8%

National Average
$23,000

Long Term Care
▼5%

Elder Care
▼12%

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 43 votes.

Gender

Female
94 %
Male
6 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
8%
1-4 years
56%
5-9 years
16%
10-19 years
15%
20 years or more
5%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 52%
dental benefits
Dental: 41%
vision benefits
Vision: 31%
no benefits
None: 47%
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