A Developmental Therapist earns an average salary of $40,612 per year. Most people with this job move on to other positions after 20 years in this field.

$30,410 - $69,043
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$69K
MEDIAN: $40,612
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$7.32 - $55.27
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MEDIAN: $26.00
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$30,410 - $110,320  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 28 Oct 2016 | Individuals Reporting: 11
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Hourly Rate
$7.32 - $55.27  
   
Overtime
$24.44  
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$30,410 - $110,320  
   
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 28 Oct 2016 | Individuals Reporting: 10
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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 15%

National Average
$50,000

Experienced
up arrow 11%

Entry-Level
up arrow 21%

Years of Experience

1-4 years
38%
5-9 years
24%
10-19 years
24%
20 years or more
14%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 70%
dental benefits
Dental: 60%
medical benefits
Vision: 50%
dental benefits
None: 30%
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