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Licensed Occupational Therapist Salary (United States)

The average pay for a Licensed Occupational Therapist is $37.44 per hour. A skill in Home Health/Home Care is associated with high pay for this job.
Licensed Occupational Therapist Salary (?
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$44,951 - $83,179
(Median)
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MEDIAN: $61,187
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Licensed Occupational Therapist Salary (?
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$26.89 - $49.33
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MEDIAN: $37.00
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National Salary Data

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$0$33K$66K$99K
Salary
$44,951 - $83,179  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $2,048  
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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$51,107 - $96,342  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 3 Sep 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 236
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$22$44$66
Hourly Rate
$26.89 - $49.33  
   
Overtime
$14.68 - $63.93  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$50K$100K$150K
Bonus
$0.00 - $2,048  
   
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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$51,107 - $96,342  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 3 Sep 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 406
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Job Description for Licensed Occupational Therapist

A licensed occupational therapist helps in the rehabilitation of patients with an emphasis on helping individuals cope with a temporary or permanent impairment of physical or mental abilities. While physical therapists help patients recover and improve function, occupational therapists help them to adapt to their work and general life environment. The disabilities or injuries dealt with by licensed occupational therapists are frequently temporary in nature. For example, the therapist may help an office worker recovering from repetitive motion injuries (such as carpal tunnel syndrome) to reduce pain and prevent recurrence; the therapist may assess their work station and work with the patient develop recovery and maintenance strategies.
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Licensed Occupational Therapist Tasks
  • 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 Licensed Occupational Therapist

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

Pay Difference By Location

Dallas
up arrow 24%
Portland
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National Average
$73,000
Pittsburgh
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New York
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Experience Affects Licensed Occupational Therapist Salaries

Mid-Career
up arrow 2%
National Average
$73,000

Skills That Affect Licensed Occupational Therapist Salaries

Home Health/Home Care
up arrow 27%
National Average
$73,000
Orthopedics
up arrow 2%
Rehabilitation
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Job Satisfaction

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Rated 5 out of 5 based on 115 votes.

Gender

Female
87%
female alumni
 
Male
13%
male alumni

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
12%
1-4 years
30%
5-9 years
15%
10-19 years
26%
20 years or more
17%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits Medical: 72% dental benefits Dental: 61%
vision benefits Vision: 44% employee benefits None: 26%