A Certified Occupational Therapist (COT) earns an average wage of $30.99 per hour. For the first five to ten years in this position, wages increase somewhat, but any additional experience does not have a big effect on pay. Most people with this job move on to other positions after 20 years in this field.
Certified Occupational Therapist (COT) Total Pay (?
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$44,626 - $73,174
(Median)
45K
59K
69K
MEDIAN: $58,722
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Certified Occupational Therapist (COT) Total Pay (?
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$24.60 - $37.04
(Median)
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31
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MEDIAN: $30
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75%
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National Salary Data

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$0$27K$54K$81K
Salary
$44,626 - $73,174  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $4,978  
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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$47,876 - $80,464  
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Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 18 Apr 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 80
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$20$40$60
Hourly Rate
$24.60 - $37.04  
   
Overtime
$-0.50 - $59.18  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$50K$100K$150K
Bonus
$0.00 - $4,978  
   
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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$47,876 - $80,464  
PayScale
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 18 Apr 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 80
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Job Description for Certified Occupational Therapist (COT)
  • Test and evaluate patients' physical and mental abilities and analyze medical data to determine rehabilitation goals for patient.
  • Help clients improve decision making, abstract reasoning, memory, sequencing, coordination and perceptual skills using computer programs.
  • Select and recommend activities that will help individuals learn work and life-management skills consistent with their needs and capabilities.
  • Consult with rehabilitation team to select activity programs and coordinate with other therapeutic activities.
  • Record prognosis, treatment, response and progress in patient's chart or computer database.

Experience Affects Certified Occupational Therapist (COT) Salaries

Mid-Career
up arrow 6%
Experienced
up arrow 4%
National Average
$63,000
Entry-Level
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Job Satisfaction
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Rated 5 out of 5 based on 12 votes.
Gender
Female
89%
female alumni
 
Male
11%
male alumni
Years of Experience
Less than 1 year
13%
1-4 years
41%
5-9 years
19%
10-19 years
19%
20 years or more
9%
Common Health Benefits
medical benefits Medical: 77% dental benefits Dental: 63%
vision benefits Vision: 54% employee benefits None: 23%
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