Most activity coordinators list "customer service," "patients," and "cpr" as skills on their resumes. We go into more details on the most important activity coordinator responsibilities here:
See the full list of activity coordinator skills.
After discovering the most helpful skills, we moved onto what kind of education might be helpful in becoming an activity coordinator. We found that 60.6% of activity coordinators have graduated with a bachelor's degree and 7.7% of people in this position have earned their master's degrees. While most activity coordinators have a college degree, you may find it's also true that generally it's possible to be successful in this career with only a high school degree. In fact, our research shows that one out of every seven activity coordinators were not college graduates.
Those activity coordinators who do attend college, typically earn either a psychology degree or a business degree. Less commonly earned degrees for activity coordinators include a communication degree or a liberal arts degree.
When you're ready to become an activity coordinator, you might wonder which companies hire activity coordinators. According to our research through activity coordinator resumes, activity coordinators are mostly hired by Elder Care Alliance of San Rafael, Sun Communities, and Brookdale Senior Living. Now is a good time to apply as Elder Care Alliance of San Rafael has 19 activity coordinators job openings, and there are 19 at Sun Communities and 12 at Brookdale Senior Living.
But if you're interested in companies where you might earn a high salary, activity coordinators tend to earn the biggest salaries at Medical University of South Carolina, City of Jacksonville, and Syracuse University. Take Medical University of South Carolina for example. The median activity coordinator salary is $48,825. At City of Jacksonville, activity coordinators earn an average of $46,070, while the average at Syracuse University is $46,036. You should take into consideration how difficult it might be to secure a job with one of these companies.
View more details on activity coordinator salaries across the United States.
We also looked into companies who hire activity coordinators from the top 100 educational institutions in the U.S. The top three companies that hire the most from these institutions include The Walt Disney Company, Boston University, and Americorps.
For the most part, activity coordinators make their living in the health care and non profits industries. Activity coordinators tend to make the most in the government industry with an average salary of $38,943. The activity coordinator annual salary in the manufacturing and education industries generally make $36,795 and $36,271 respectively. Additionally, activity coordinators who work in the government industry make 20.0% more than activity coordinators in the non profits Industry.