Developmental Therapist Salary

A Developmental Therapist earns an average wage of $17.58 per hour. Most people with this job move on to other positions after 10 years in this field.

$25,441 - $64,500
(Median)
$25K
$37K
$64K
MEDIAN: $36,980
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$7.86 - $52.37
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$52
MEDIAN: $17.00
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National Salary Data (?
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$0$24K$48K$72K
Salary
$25,441 - $64,500  
   
Bonus
$0.00  
Total Pay (?
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$19,638 - $71,327  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 12 Jan 2016 | Individuals Reporting: 24
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$18$36$54
Hourly Rate
$7.86 - $52.37  
   
Overtime
$21.50  
National Annualized Data (?
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$19,638 - $71,327  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 12 Jan 2016 | Individuals Reporting: 33
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Job Description for Developmental Therapist

A developmental therapist typically works in early childhood education and helps children who are facing developmental delays to develop their motor skills and language skills. The therapist must be skilled in working with children that have a diverse range of disabilities; for example, some children may be visually impaired or hard of hearing. The therapist may also help children to be able to interact more positively with others, especially other children.

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Developmental Therapist Tasks

  • Perform patient evaluations to determine goals and objectives.
  • Provide developmental intervention in children to assist with skill delays and improvement.
  • Educate and train caregivers to aid them in addressing child’s needs.
  • Perform therapy services with focus on play skills and developmental learning.

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Experience Affects Developmental Therapist Salaries

Mid-Career
up arrow 35%

National Average
$38,000

Entry-Level
up arrow 11%

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 6 votes.

Gender

Female
89 %
Male
11 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
16%
1-4 years
49%
5-9 years
25%
10-19 years
7%
20 years or more
4%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 59%
dental benefits
Dental: 41%
medical benefits
Vision: 27%
dental benefits
None: 41%
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