Licensed Occupational Therapist Salary

The average pay for a Licensed Occupational Therapist is $38.00 per hour. A skill in Home Health/Home Care is associated with high pay for this job.

$49,165 - $84,188
$49K
$68K
$84K
MEDIAN: $67,783
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50%
90%

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$27.72 - $48.73
$28
$38
$49
MEDIAN: $38.00
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National Salary Data (?
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$0$33K$66K$99K
Salary
$49,165 - $84,188  
   
Bonus
$1,221  
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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$54,227 - $96,190  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 25 Mar 2017 | Individuals Reporting: 91
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$23$46$69
Hourly Rate
$27.72 - $48.73  
   
Overtime
$40.13 - $68.80  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$50K$100K$150K
Bonus
$1,221  
   
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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$54,227 - $96,190  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 25 Mar 2017 | Individuals Reporting: 145

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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

  • 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.
  • Select and recommend activities that will help individuals learn work and life-management skills consistent with their needs and capabilities.
  • 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.

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Pay by Experience Level for Licensed Occupational Therapist

Pay by Experience for a Licensed Occupational Therapist has a positive trend. An entry-level Licensed Occupational Therapist with less than 5 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $68,000 based on 123 salaries provided by anonymous users. Average total compensation includes tips, bonus, and overtime pay. A Licensed Occupational Therapist with mid-career experience which includes employees with 5 to 10 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $75,000 based on 31 salaries. An experienced Licensed Occupational Therapist which includes employees with 10 to 20 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $83,000 based on 64 salaries. A Licensed Occupational Therapist with late-career experience which includes employees with greater than 20 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $84,000 based on 45 salaries.

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Key Stats for Licensed Occupational Therapist

Gender

Female
93 %
Male
7 %

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 19 votes.
Less than 1 year
14%
1-4 years
36%
5-9 years
8%
10-19 years
22%
20 years or more
19%
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Experience Affects Licensed Occupational Therapist Salaries

▲14%

▲14%

▲3%

National Average
$73,000

▼8%

Skills That Affect Licensed Occupational Therapist Salaries

Home Health/Home Care
▲25%

▲6%

▲6%

National Average
$73,000


▼3%

Acute Care
▼15%

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 19 votes.

Gender

Female
93 %
Male
7 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
14%
1-4 years
36%
5-9 years
8%
10-19 years
22%
20 years or more
19%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 75%
dental benefits
Dental: 60%
vision benefits
Vision: 50%
no benefits
None: 21%