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Licensed Occupational Therapist Salary

The average pay for a Licensed Occupational Therapist is $38.12 per hour. A skill in Home Health/Home Care is associated with high pay for this job.

$45,701 - $81,892
(Median)
$46K
$62K
$82K
MEDIAN: $61,614
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$27.39 - $49.14
(Median)
$27
$38
$49
MEDIAN: $38.00
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National Salary Data (?
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$0$32K$64K$96K
Salary
$45,701 - $81,892  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $2,923  
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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$51,554 - $95,948  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 2 May 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 266
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$22$44$66
Hourly Rate
$27.39 - $49.14  
   
Overtime
$10.07 - $65.52  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$50K$100K$150K
Bonus
$0.00 - $2,923  
   
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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$51,554 - $95,948  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 2 May 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 410

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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.

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Experience Affects Licensed Occupational Therapist Salaries




National Average
$73,000


Skills That Affect Licensed Occupational Therapist Salaries

Home Health/Home Care
up arrow 26%


National Average
$73,000

Rehabilitation
up arrow 1%

Orthopedics
up arrow 2%


Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 97 votes.

Gender

Female
88 %
Male
12 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
12%
1-4 years
33%
5-9 years
13%
10-19 years
24%
20 years or more
18%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits Medical: 74% dental benefits Dental: 62%
vision benefits Vision: 46% employee benefits None: 24%
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