$24,663
Avg. Salary
$11.39
Avg. Hourly Rate
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The average pay for an Activity Assistant is $11.39 per hour.

The average pay for an Activity Assistant is $24,663 per year.

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$9.22
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$14.85
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MEDIAN $11.39
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MEDIAN $24,663
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MEDIAN: $24,663
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$0$39K
Salary $15,600 - $39,443
Bonus $1.30 - $1,454
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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$19,075 - $31,171
  • Country: United States
  • Currency: USD
  • Updated: 12 Mar 2019
  • Individuals Reporting: 34
Hourly Data $0$22
Hourly Rate $9.22 - $14.85
Overtime $13.13 - $22.85
Annual Data $0$31K
Bonus $1.30 - $1,454
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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$19,075 - $31,171
  • Country: United States
  • Currency: USD
  • Updated: 12 Mar 2019
  • Individuals Reporting: 655

Job Description

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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Common Career Paths


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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.

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Pay by Experience Level

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.

Job Reviews

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

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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Gender

Female
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Male
8 %

Job Satisfaction

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Less than 1 year
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1-4 years
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5-9 years
17%
10-19 years
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20 years or more
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How Experience Affects Salaries

Experienced
▲13%

Late-Career
▲10%

National Average
$24,000

Mid-Career
▼1%

▼5%

How Skills Affect Salaries

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▲6%

National Average
$24,000

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▼6%

Elder Care
▼13%

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 94 votes.

Gender

Female
92 %
Male
8 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
7%
1-4 years
57%
5-9 years
17%
10-19 years
15%
20 years or more
4%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 54%
dental benefits
Dental: 44%
vision benefits
Vision: 33%
no benefits
None: 44%