$38,956
Avg. Salary
$14.99
Avg. Hourly Rate
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The average pay for an Activity Director is $14.99 per hour.

The average pay for an Activity Director is $38,956 per year.

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MEDIAN $38,956
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$0$53K
Salary $28,826 - $53,496
Bonus $97.59 - $3,750
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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$24,318 - $46,222
  • Country: United States
  • Currency: USD
  • Updated: 17 Mar 2019
  • Individuals Reporting: 892
Hourly Data $0$29
Hourly Rate $11.32 - $20.01
Overtime $14.62 - $29.46
Annual Data $0$46K
Bonus $97.59 - $3,750
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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$24,318 - $46,222
  • Country: United States
  • Currency: USD
  • Updated: 17 Mar 2019
  • Individuals Reporting: 2,233

Job Description for Activity Director

Activity directors are responsible for planning and developing successful activity programs. They are also in charge of creating a social environment in which participants can interact with others.

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Popular Employer Salaries for Activity Director


Activity Directors flock to HCR ManorCare, Kindred Healthcare, Brookdale Senior Living Inc., Golden LivingCenters, and Evangelical Good Samaritan Society, highly regarded companies that employ a generous number of people in this profession. The biggest paychecks can be found at Capital Senior Living Corporation — the median salary there is $35K.

Common Career Paths for Activity Director


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Activity Directors may progress into high-paying roles like Social Services Director, where median compensation is $45K annually. With an annual salary of $33K, Therapeutic Activity Director is the most common role for Activity Directors to subsequently assume on their way up the ladder. Transitioning into a Certified Activities Director role — which usually pays $31K — is also typical for Activity Directors, though less common by comparison.

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Popular Skills for Activity Director


Activity Directors seem to require a rather large skill set. Most notably, skills in Organizing, Curriculum Planning, Team Leadership, and People Management are correlated to pay that is above average, with boosts between 4 percent and 11 percent. Skills that seem to negatively impact pay include CNA and Creative. For most people, competency in Elder Care indicates knowledge of Long Term Care and Budget Management. Most people familiar with Event Planning also know Budget Management and Long Term Care.

Pay by Experience Level for Activity Director

Pay by Experience for an Activity Director has a positive trend. An entry-level Activity Director with less than 5 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $30,000 based on 928 salaries provided by anonymous users. Average total compensation includes tips, bonus, and overtime pay. An Activity Director with mid-career experience which includes employees with 5 to 10 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $33,000 based on 493 salaries. An experienced Activity Director which includes employees with 10 to 20 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $37,000 based on 409 salaries. An Activity 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 155 salaries.

Pay Difference by Location

National Average: $32,997

Larger city markers indicate a job is popular in that location.

Cincinnati is home to an above-average pay rate for Activity Directors, 18 percent higher than the national average. Activity Directors can also look forward to large paychecks in cities like Pittsburgh (+17 percent), Dallas (+15 percent), Houston (+12 percent), and Salt Lake City (+8 percent). Trailing the national average by 15 percent, Scottsdale is the market with the smallest paychecks. Employers in Fort Wayne and Atlanta also lean toward paying below-median salaries (7 percent less).

Activity Director Reviews

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

Activity Director in Kokomo:
"Urban Semester."
Pros: I like working in my office.
Cons: Unexpected behaviors.

Activity Director in Denton:
"Emplementing and executing daily activities."
To be creative and energetic interact with residents on their level show kindness and compassion and smile - always listen to them be responsive to their needs.Have an open door policy. Always put residents first - always help out in any situation if needed.

Activity Director in Abilene:
"Rewarding."
Pros: Seeing my residents happy and thriving.
Cons: Drama.

Activity Director in Fort Kent:
"Rewarding."
Pros: The reward and feed back of our residents. The smiley faces, the light in their eyes.
Cons: Being excited about a project to present to our resident and it's a flop.

Activity Director in Fort Wayne:
"Rewarding."
Pros: Making the residents smile.
Cons: Paperwork.

Activity Director in Peoria:
"It's Exciting, Rewarding, Challenging, Fun."
Pros: Our residents are wonderful. Anything I do for them, they return ten-fold.
Cons: Working with management.

Activity Director in Knoxville:
"Smile, Smile, Smile!!!"
You can't teach someone to be outgoing and energetic, so if you are not those things, this may not be the position for you. You have to smile a lot and give lots of hugs and that is also one of the major perks :)

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Key Stats for Activity Director

Gender

Female
93 %
Male
7 %

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 504 votes.
Less than 1 year
3%
1-4 years
41%
5-9 years
24%
10-19 years
22%
20 years or more
10%

Experience Affects Activity Director Salaries

▲21%

▲11%

National Average
$33,000

▼1%

▼8%

Skills That Affect Activity Director Salaries

Organizing
▲9%

Curriculum Planning
▲4%

Team Leadership
▲3%


National Average
$33,000





Activity Director
▼2%

▼3%

Creative
▼15%

CNA
▼17%

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 504 votes.

Gender

Female
93 %
Male
7 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
3%
1-4 years
41%
5-9 years
24%
10-19 years
22%
20 years or more
10%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 64%
dental benefits
Dental: 53%
vision benefits
Vision: 44%
no benefits
None: 32%