Certified Occupational Therapist (COT) Salary (United States)

A Certified Occupational Therapist (COT) earns an average wage of $30.47 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.
Certified Occupational Therapist (COT) Salary (?
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$42,085 - $73,533
(Median)
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MEDIAN: $60,000
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Certified Occupational Therapist (COT) Salary (?
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$24.66 - $37.10
(Median)
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MEDIAN: $30
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National Salary Data

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$0$27K$54K$81K
Salary
$42,085 - $73,533  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $5,000  
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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$44,808 - $80,636  
PayScale
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 3 Sep 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 38
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$20$40$60
Hourly Rate
$24.66 - $37.10  
   
Overtime
$-0.50 - $59.60  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$50K$100K$150K
Bonus
$0.00 - $5,000  
   
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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$44,808 - $80,636  
PayScale
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 3 Sep 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 40
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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.

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Pay by Experience Level for Certified Occupational Therapist (COT)

Median of all compensation (including tips, bonus, and overtime) by years of experience.

Experience Affects Certified Occupational Therapist (COT) Salaries

Mid-Career
up arrow 7%
Experienced
up arrow 2%
National Average
$63,000
Late-Career
up arrow 2%
Entry-Level
up arrow 3%

Job Satisfaction

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Gender

Female
89%
female alumni
 
Male
11%
male alumni

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
8%
1-4 years
42%
5-9 years
18%
10-19 years
18%
20 years or more
14%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits Medical: 77% dental benefits Dental: 62%
vision benefits Vision: 51% employee benefits None: 23%
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