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Salary Range For Activity Directors

What is your Hourly Wage?  

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  1. 1. What is your Hourly Wage?

    • 7-9 dollars an hour
      23
    • 10-12 dollars an hour
      84
    • 13-15 dollars an hour
      97
    • 17-19 dollars an hour
      58
    • 20-22 dollars an hour
      16
    • 22-24 dollars an hour
      9
    • 25-27 dollars an hour
      2
    • 27 or more
      3


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:-) i work in N.C. as an AD for LTC facility with one assistant. I make $10:33 an hour and have to work very hard, no overtime allowed and the assistant can only make 30 hours each week. She does most of the activities as a group but i have just started having a low functioning group activity that has gone really well. sometimes i let them use band instruments and sometimes we just have realaxation with a puppy relax video and hand massages. I also do all MDS's and care plans, even room visits. Let me know what you think about the low functioning group please. I have lots of other ideas also if anyone is interested.

 

 

 

 

email me at brewere_@excite.com

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Guest Guest_mojo

I work in sask.canada as a (rehab tech) or old school actitivty director my pay

is 20.+ per hour

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Guest Guest

I am an Director of Activities in PA.. in a continuiing care facility..

I am currently earning $26.50 an hour

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Guest Guest_Lisa

I make 27.00 an hour

I think it makes a huge dif if you are certified or not

If your an aide you will not nearly make what Activity Therapist make

and now a days gettting a Masters is key to more money

 

So the key is become a CTRS

I am hiring people and will not hire if they are not certified or able to be certified

Its a slap in our professions face if we think its unimportant to be certified

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Guest Manderley

Hello everyone,

 

First off, I'd like to say that whenever I've posted a message/question in the past, I get great answers and/or advice from you. Thank you for that.

 

I would like to hear from Activity Assistants in Massachusetts. Can you tell me what city/town you work in and how much you make? I'm considering a move back to Massachusetts and seeing how I lived there for 4 years, I know the cost of living is quite high. I'd like to get a sense of how much assistants make (specifically at assisted living/Alzheimer's residences).

 

Thank you! :-)

 

Manderley

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Guest Carrie B.

Hi there,

I am in New Mexico and currently as an Activity Assistant the range of pay is usually between $7.50 and $9.00 an hour. For Directors it usually ranges from $11.00 to $13.00 per hour. The cost of living down here is extremely different and I'm sure wages differ upper there. Hope you have a great new year and good luck in finding some wages to compare. Then again, "if you love what you do you will never work a day in your life."

God bless and good health,

Carrie

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Guest Guest

I work in n.c as a activity director I am certified and have been doing this for 5 years I work in 104 bed facility and the only assistance i have are volunteers i only make 8.40 an hour. maybe i need to move. ha ha!

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Guest Carmen in Tampa Fl

My wife Carmen is bilingual and just now venturing into the internet world. I pointed out this mboard to her. She will be using it soon. She makes about 9.50 PH. here in Tampa Florida as an Activities Assistant. Please Help her. She wants to know if there is a web site that provides a course for Activities Director or if there is some other way of getting certified as such. She loves what she does but feels she is ready for a greater challenge as a director of Activities. Her email address is carmen4.1@netzero.net

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Guest grk917

This is message for Carmen...I am looking for info regarding any florida activity associations as well. Does anyone know if there are any in the Tampa area? Carmen can go to the NCCAP website to show her how she can obtain her certification. Also, I do know that they will refer her to the Florida "activity" rep in that state that she may contact and maybe they can tell her where they are doing the MEPAP courses in the Tampa area.

Does anyone else know of any Florida or Tampa specific activity orgs? For ex: NJ has NJAPA (NJ Activity Professionals Association)

Thank you!

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Guest Guest_Joey

I have been an Activities Director for 2 yrs in Seattle, Washington. I have Just over 120 Residents (this is a Retirement Living Community) 30% are AL. I have been alone, with out an Assistant, And im only paid $12.00 per hour. Can anyone from Washington State tell me how much they are paid, and if you have help?

 

Thanks

Joey

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Hi, AD's! :-)

 

I get a lot of e-mails asking what wage activity director's should expect to receive. This page answers that question. Please remember...the average wage given includes starting AD's as well as those with certification, education and experience. :hammer:

 

So here it is...(don't be discouraged): http://www.payscale.com/salary-survey/vid-41019/fid-6886 If your state is not listed you can do a search at the bottom of the chart.

 

Best wishes,

 

Linda Lucas, AD

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Guest Arlen

In downtown Seattle, working for an upscale CRC as an activity coordinator, my final salary was $18/hr. Then, as an activity director in West Seattle, $16/hr. Now, after two years at a 120 bed assisted living community, I am making $14/hr. What's wrong with this picture?? Since I now live only 2 miles from work, I don't mind the decrease in salary so much since I save lots on gas. I'm certainly not in the field for the money!

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Guest Guest_Joey

Thanks for the information, that does help a lot! Im sorry to here that you had to take less money for a big job. I do have one ?, if your able to answer, how did you get your volunteers? I have been having problems with getting any Voluunteers.

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I have been fortunate to have volunteers contact me. Church and school groups are always looking for ways to do community service. You can also make the first contact at churches and schools to let them know of volunteer opportunities. When they don't come looking for me, I have posted flyers in local department and craft stores asking for volunteers. I also posted flyers at the local senior center. Sometimes resident's family members are interested in lending a hand. Unfortunately, some volunteers don't want or are unable to make long-term commitments (of even a few months), so I am constantly looking.

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I WORK IN CA. IN 112 BED FACILITY I MAKE 11.00HR. IT IS THE ACTIVITIES FUNDS THAT KILL ME WE ONLY HAVE 100 A MONTH FOR EVERY THING. IT TAKES A LOT OF MY INCOME TO GIVE MY RESIDENTS WHAT THEY NEED

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I live in Roanoke Virginia and I'm currently an Activity Director, but am truly a CTRS and have been for almost 18 years. I worked in Psych,Rehab and Long Term Care at various times in 13 years I was with our local hospital, and prior to me leaving I was only making $15 an hour. Then it was near impossible to find a job as a CTRS, so now I'm an Activity Director, but took a huge pay cut, down to $11 an hour when I started two years ago. The thing that gets me is that they want a CTRS for this position, and they pay nothing. It makes no sense. I'm still in this area, only because of some family obligations--I was born and raised in Chicago, but would consider moving south, but the salaries aren't much better. That's my two cents. I should be a lot further along than I am, you're supposed to build up in your life, not fall backwards. I was certified right out of college as a CTRS.

 

Karen

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I work in the Chicagoland area and am a CTRS for 7 years. I was certified right out of college, and now work for a 290 bed home and make $25 an hour.

 

I can't complain. That's one reason I don't want to leave the company I work for. I do have to say, when I was hired, 4 years ago, I would not budge on the starting salary. They went up $10,000 more than what they originally offered.

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