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The average hourly pay for an Activity Director is $15.22.
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Hourly Rate
$12 - $20
$97 - $4,013
Total Pay
$24,763 - $47,475

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Job Description for Activity Director

Job Satisfaction for Activity Director

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The top respondents for the job title Activity Director are from the companies Capital Senior Living Corporation, Brookdale Senior Living Inc. and HCR ManorCare. Reported salaries are highest at HCR ManorCare where the average pay is $19.50. Other companies that offer high salaries for this role include Sava Senior Care and Life Care Centers of America, earning around $18.39 and $17.35, respectively. Capital Senior Living Corporation pays the lowest at around $13.51. Brookdale Senior Living Inc. and Consulate Health Care also pay on the lower end of the scale, paying $14.56 and $15.00, respectively.

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Popular Skills for Activity Director

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

Pay by Experience Level for Activity Director

An entry-level Activity Director with less than 1 year experience can expect to earn an average total compensation (includes tips, bonus, and overtime pay) of $13.75 based on 86 salaries. An early career Activity Director with 1-4 years of experience earns an average total compensation of $14.63 based on 1,209 salaries. A mid-career Activity Director with 5-9 years of experience earns an average total compensation of $15.77 based on 707 salaries. An experienced Activity Director with 10-19 years of experience earns an average total compensation of $16.49 based on 671 salaries. In their late career (20 years and higher), employees earn an average total compensation of $18.
Employees with Activity Director in their job title in Fort Worth, Texas earn an average of 11.7% more than the national average. These job titles also find higher than average salaries in Chicago, Illinois (9.2% more) and Houston, Texas (5.8% more). The lowest salaries can be found in San Antonio, Texas (2.8% less) and Portland, Oregon (0.1% less).

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