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Updated July 11, 2022

Average Activity Assistant Salary

$12.91 hourly
To create our salary estimates, Zippia starts with data published in publicly available sources such as the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS), Foreign Labor Certification Data Center (FLC) Show More

$26,853 yearly

Entry level Salary
$22,000 yearly
$22,000
10 %
$26,853
Median
$32,000
90 %

How much does an Activity Assistant make?

Activity assistants make $26,853 per year on average, or $12.91 per hour, in the United States. Activity assistants on the lower end of that spectrum, the bottom 10% to be exact, make roughly $22,000 a year, while the top 10% makes $32,000.

Location impacts how much an activity assistant can expect to make. Activity assistants make the most in Alaska, California, Hawaii, Nevada, and North Dakota.

Highest Paying States For Activity Assistants

The darker areas on the map show where activity assistants earn the highest salaries across all 50 states.

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Activity Assistant average salary by State

Rank  State  Avg. Salary  Hourly Rate  Job Count  
1Alaska$40,742$19.5938
2Hawaii$36,862$17.7244
3Nevada$36,848$17.7276
4California$38,609$18.56956
5District of Columbia$37,037$17.8158
6North Dakota$32,558$15.6532
7Minnesota$27,033$13.00559
8Arizona$30,457$14.64180
9Wyoming$29,469$14.1719
10Colorado$28,510$13.71219
11Oregon$32,282$15.52101
12Washington$31,238$15.02190
13Maine$29,522$14.1935
14Massachusetts$27,889$13.41334
15New Mexico$25,970$12.4971
16New Hampshire$26,040$12.5265
17New York$27,432$13.19658
18Illinois$26,201$12.60426
19Oklahoma$27,185$13.0769
20New Jersey$27,298$13.12294
21Utah$25,441$12.23108
22Rhode Island$26,383$12.6834
23Kansas$25,940$12.4778
24Connecticut$28,103$13.5195
25Wisconsin$24,584$11.82235
26Texas$26,097$12.55533
27Pennsylvania$24,629$11.84404
28Nebraska$25,977$12.4949
29Vermont$26,029$12.5122
30Tennessee$23,912$11.50195
31Missouri$25,878$12.44118
32West Virginia$22,404$10.7787
33Louisiana$24,254$11.66112
34Georgia$24,437$11.75349
35Idaho$25,623$12.3237
36Michigan$22,860$10.99306
37Maryland$23,458$11.28263
38North Carolina$24,957$12.00195
39Florida$23,375$11.24595
40Montana$25,403$12.2122
41Virginia$23,609$11.35273
42South Dakota$21,084$10.1441
43Ohio$22,642$10.89310
44Iowa$22,578$10.85120
45South Carolina$22,427$10.78140
46Mississippi$23,718$11.4046
47Indiana$21,063$10.13240
48Kentucky$22,592$10.86100
49Delaware$22,169$10.6633
50Arkansas$20,237$9.7363
51Alabama$18,313$8.80117

Highest Paying Cities For Activity Assistants

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Rank  City  Avg. Salary  Hourly Rate  
1San Mateo, CA$40,948$19.69
2Bismarck, ND$32,112$15.44
3Portland, OR$31,759$15.27
4Phoenix, AZ$30,569$14.70
5Portland, ME$29,548$14.21
6Colorado Springs, CO$28,770$13.83
7Agawam Town, MA$27,713$13.32
8Minneapolis, MN$27,019$12.99
9Chicago, IL$26,193$12.59
10Albuquerque, NM$26,108$12.55
11Saint Louis, MO$25,441$12.23
12Raleigh, NC$24,956$12.00
13Atlanta, GA$24,456$11.76
14Lancaster, PA$24,407$11.73
15Baltimore, MD$23,609$11.35

Activity Assistant Salary Details

Activity Assistant Salary

What is an Activity Assistant's Salary?

Percentile  Annual Salary  Monthly Salary  Hourly Rate  
90th Percentile$32,000$2,667$15
75th Percentile$29,000$2,417$14
Average$26,853$2,238$13
25th Percentile$24,000$2,000$12
10th Percentile$22,000$1,833$11

Average Salary By Related Titles

Job Title  Annual Salary  Monthly Salary  Hourly Rate  Job Openings  
Activity Coordinator$35,040$2,920$16.8520,364
Activities Aide$25,134$2,095$12.0841,842

Which Companies Pay Activity Assistants The Most?

The highest paying companies for activity assistants are Highland General Hospital and Cadence Design Systems according to our most recent salary estimates. In addition, companies like The Bryn Mawr School and Lionsgate report highly competitive wages for activity assistants.
Rank  Company  Average Salary  Hourly Rate  Job Openings  
1Highland General Hospital$91,473$43.982
2Cadence Design Systems$57,133$27.473
3The Bryn Mawr School$52,530$25.251
4Lionsgate$50,612$24.331
5AHMC Healthcare$50,130$24.108
6Rady Children's Hospital And Health Center$43,785$21.054
7Energizer Holdings$39,969$19.22
8Arnold Motor Supply$39,072$18.78
9Smithsonian Institution$36,446$17.52
10Douglas$34,460$16.571
11Novant Health$32,612$15.684
12Mayo Clinic$32,414$15.581
13St. Louis Community College$32,400$15.58
14Dignity Health$31,935$15.3522
15St. Luke's Hospital$31,681$15.2310
16Avera Health$31,112$14.9613
17Liberty HomeCare and Hospice$30,968$14.892
18AdventHealth$30,850$14.8311
19Legacy Health$30,712$14.777
20Atlantic Health$30,665$14.748

Activity Assistant Salary Trends

The salary for an activity assistant can vary depending on the years of experience that a person has, from entry level to senior level. Data on how experience level affects total compensation is provided by the Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS) as part of their National Compensation Survey, which is based on factors such as knowledge, complexity, contacts, and environment.

Activity Assistant Salary By Experience Level

Experience Level  Avg. Salary  Hourly Rate  
Entry Level$21,500$10.32
Mid Level$26,000$12.49
Senior Level$29,900$14.38

Average Activity Assistant Salary Over Time

Compare salaries for individual cities or states with the national average.

    Activity Assistant Salary By Year

    Year  Avg. Salary  Hourly Rate  % Change  
    2022$26,900$12.91+2.5%
    2021$26,200$12.59+3.7%
    2020$25,200$12.12+1.9%
    2019$24,700$11.89+4.0%
    2018$23,800$11.42+3.1%

    Recently Added Activity Assistant Salaries

    Company  Job  Location  Date Added  Salary  
    The Riverwoods GroupLife Engagement Facilitator/Activities AssistantManchester, NH05/31/2022$34,436
    Brookdale Senior LivingActivity Assistant-Per DiemWest Hartford, CT05/31/2022$27,131
    Mbk Senior LivingActivities AssistantLoveland, CO05/31/2022$33,392
    VinfenDay Program Activities AssistantWeymouth Town, MA05/30/2022$36,523
    Collaborative for Educational ServicesAfternoon Steam Activity AssistantSpringfield, MA05/30/2022$52,175
    Promedica Senior CareActivity AssistantPittsburg, CA05/30/2022$37,566
    Promedica Senior CareActivities Assistant (Program Services Assistant/Resident Programs Assistant)Tampa, FL05/30/2022$31,305
    EnlivantActivities Assistant | 1St. Shift | at Terrace PlaceSheboygan, WI05/28/2022$28,175
    Colavria HospitalityActivities AssistantWheat Ridge, CO05/27/2022$31,305
    Century Park AssociatesActivities AssistantAurora, CO05/27/2022$33,392

    Activity Assistant Salaries FAQs

    What state pays Activity Assistants the most?

    Alaska pays Activity Assistants the most in the United States, with an average salary of $40,742 per year, or $19.59 per hour.

    How do I know if I'm being paid fairly as an Activity Assistant?

    You know if you are being paid fairly as an Activity Assistant if your pay is close to the average pay for the state you live in. For example, if you live in California you should be paid close to $38,609 per year.

    What type of Activity Assistant gets paid the most?

    Family Service Assistant gets paid the most. Family Service Assistant made a median salary of $51,215. The best-paid 10 percent make $65,000, while the lowest-paid 10 percent make $40,000.

    How much do activities assistants make?

    Activities assistants make an average salary of around $30,000 a year. Activities assistants earned a mean salary of $25,000 per year or about $12 per hour.

    The highest-paid 10% made over $38,000 yearly, or over $18 hourly, while the lowest-earning 10% received under $17,000 yearly, or about $8 per hour. To earn these salaries, activities assistants organize and lead group activities, such as craft classes, musical performances, or sporting events.

    How much do activity directors make?

    Activity directors make an average salary of around $47,000 a year. Activity directors earned a mean salary of $45,000 per year or about $22 per hour.

    The highest-paid 10% made over $85,000 yearly, or over $43 hourly, while the lowest-earning 10% received under $27,000 yearly, or about $13 per hour.

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