Mid-Career Certified Occupational Therapy Assistant (COTA) Salary

The average Mid-Career Certified Occupational Therapy Assistant earns approximately $27.20 per hour. Geographic location and the company each impact pay for this group, with the former having the largest influence. Most Mid-Career Certified Occupational Therapy Assistants report high levels of job satisfaction. Although approximately one-fourth lack health benefits of any kind, more than half do enjoy medical insurance, and the greater part get dental coverage, too. This overview is based on answers to PayScale's salary questionnaire.

$31,557 - $65,217
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MEDIAN: $47,047
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$20.65 - $34.87
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National Salary Data (?
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$0$25K$50K$75K
Salary
$31,557 - $65,217  
   
Bonus
$172.61 - $3,036  
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$41,262 - $72,222  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 25 Mar 2017 | Individuals Reporting: 115
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National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$17$34$51
Hourly Rate
$20.65 - $34.87  
   
Hourly Tips
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Overtime
$27.52 - $50.09  
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Bonus
$172.61 - $3,036  
   
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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$41,262 - $72,222  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 25 Mar 2017 | Individuals Reporting: 841
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RehabCare, Life Care Centers of America, Aegis Therapies, Inc., HCR ManorCare, and Genesis Rehab Services are top-notch employers for Mid-Career Certified Occupational Therapy Assistants in this area. Functional Pathways Corporation leads the field in terms of pay, with a median salary of $66K. Those in search of high salaries should also consider Reliant Rehabilitation, Life Care Centers of America, and Genesis Rehabilitation Services Inc., top-paying firms where Mid-Career Certified Occupational Therapy Assistants rake in a $63K, $56K, or $56K, respectively.

HCR ManorCare, RehabCare, and Genesis HealthCare also scrape the bottom of the pay scale, with median earnings hovering around $49K, $52K, and $52K.

Pay Difference by Location

National Average: $56,029

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Texas cities San Antonio, Houston, and Dallas are lucrative areas for Mid-Career Certified Occupational Therapy Assistants, where pay is not only higher than the national average but also represents the three highest-paid areas in the country. The lowest-paying market is Pittsburgh, which sits 24 percent below the national average, proving that location is a significant contributor to overall pay. A couple other locations with smaller-than-average paychecks include Grand Rapids (21 percent lower) and Phoenix (9 percent lower).

Key Stats for Certified Occupational Therapy Assistant (COTA)

Gender

Female
92 %
Male
8 %

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 104 votes.
5-9 years
84%
10-19 years
16%
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Skills That Affect Certified Occupational Therapy Assistant (COTA) Salaries

Home Health/Home Care
▲3%

Occupational Health
▲3%

Acute Care
▲2%

▲1%


Orthopedics
▲1%

Patient Education
▼0%

National Average
$56,000


Pediatrics
▼7%

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 104 votes.

Gender

Female
92 %
Male
8 %

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 70%
dental benefits
Dental: 62%
vision benefits
Vision: 52%
dental benefits
None: 27%
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