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#1 Lynn56

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Posted 31 July 2004 - 01:11 AM

Trying to enter the field and have no idea of the appropriate pay ranges. Anyone want to share? I live in Indiana so pay scales are quite different here than New York or California. I have no idea what to expect or ask for. Thank you.

#2 Pennie

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Posted 31 July 2004 - 01:44 AM

Hi Ya Lynn,

There is a large range of answers for this question. Like you said Indiana pays different than NY or CA.
Also others considerations come into play: Rural or City usually city pays more, Assisted Living, Long Term Care (Nursing Homes), Retirement Facility, Adult Day Care or Alzheimers Home/Facility. There are more areas but you get the ideal. Retirement Homes, theprivate ones usually pay more than say a Ass't Living. You're experience may also get you more money.
That being said, in Texas the pay has gone up since I started in this field, many many years ago. Most AD's may start off with $9 to $10 an hour.
California is so much more advanced than we are and they get paid better.
Have you looked at NCCAP.org website yet? They discuss this topic on their message board and you may find others from you area. Hopefully someone from our board and/or NCCAP will be help to you.
Hope you decide to join us others in this Profession. The pay is not always the best, but the rewards are worth there weight in gold. Once Activity Directing gets into your blood well you will be one of us forever :lol:
Let us know how it goes. Pennie

#3 Lynn56

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Posted 31 July 2004 - 07:09 PM

I am taking a CNA class soon and have BS in education. I am very creative. I have taken alot of psychology and social science classes. This seems like an interesting job. Hope I get hired and they will pay for the Mepap or someone there will offer it.

#4 gina

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Posted 01 August 2004 - 07:41 PM

Hi Lynn, :-D
Let me start by saying the pay you ask for really depends on what type of facility and your area.
I know that alot of people believe that Ca. pays well, but it depends on were you live in Ca.,I just moved from San bernardino,Ca. and was offered $ 9.00 an hour to a job that I applied to about three months ago,and I have 20 years experience( i didnt take the job!) Im now in Arizona and have been offered $15.00 which is pretty common for an Activity Director(Ive made anything from $7.00 to $18.00.)
I hope this helps!
Have fun! Gina 8-)

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Posted 02 August 2004 - 07:07 PM

west palm beach florida, $17.00 hour

#6 dawn

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Posted 05 August 2004 - 06:07 PM

St. Petersburg, fl $15.25

#7 Lea7

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Posted 07 August 2004 - 05:40 PM

Ohio....$15.50 with a Bachelor's Degree and 5 years experience

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Posted 25 October 2008 - 08:35 PM

Indiana 5 years in field, Associate Degree Recreational Therapy. 2-1/2 yrs. as assistant, the rest as Director. Started as assistant at 7.25; director at 11.25; now at 11.75.

#9 Sarahrushing

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Posted 24 January 2017 - 03:25 PM

Colorado-- 15 an hour



#10 KBaringer

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Posted 19 March 2019 - 07:29 PM

Ohio 13.45