Certified Occupational Therapist (COT) Salary

The larger portion of Certified Occupational Therapists in the United States are women. Median pay in this female-dominated area goes for around $29.80 per hour. The income range spans the entire spectrum between $22.44 per hour and $36.83. Some workers in this field — slightly less than a fourth — are not awarded benefits. Medical coverage is reported by a fair number and dental plans are enjoyed by more than half. The majority of Certified Occupational Therapists claim high levels of job satisfaction. This report is based on answers to PayScale's salary questionnaire.
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$42,712 - $76,879
(Median)
$43K
$61K
$77K
MEDIAN: $60,882
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$22.44 - $36.83
(Median)
$22
$30
$37
MEDIAN: $29.00
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National Salary Data (?
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$0$27K$54K$81K
Salary
$42,712 - $76,879  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $3,020  
Total Pay (?
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$45,455 - $79,953  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 2 Jul 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 48
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$0$20$40$60
Hourly Rate
$22.44 - $36.83  
   
Overtime
$-0.50 - $58.17  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$50K$100K$150K
Bonus
$0.00 - $3,020  
   
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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$45,455 - $79,953  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 2 Jul 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 53
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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.


Although individuals who have less than five years' experience earn $60K on average, people with five to 10 years benefit from a notably larger average of $63K. Certified Occupational Therapists claiming one to two decades of experience make an estimated median of $64K. Respondents who boast more than 20 years of experience can't seem to boast paychecks reflecting that extensive experience, though; veteran Certified Occupational Therapists report making only $60K on average.

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Experience Affects Certified Occupational Therapist (COT) Salaries

Experienced
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Mid-Career
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National Average
$62,000

Entry-Level
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Late-Career
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Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 8 votes.

Gender

Female
92 %
Male
8 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
8%
1-4 years
43%
5-9 years
20%
10-19 years
19%
20 years or more
11%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits Medical: 78% dental benefits Dental: 58%
vision benefits Vision: 49% employee benefits None: 22%
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