Licensed Registered Occupational Therapist Salary

For Licensed Registered Occupational Therapists, hourly average wages total $36.95 per hour. The bottom of the pay range sits near $28.19 per hour, and the top verges on $48.58. While geography and experience level impact pay for this group, the specific employer is the most influential factor. Women make up the vast majority of Licensed Registered Occupational Therapists (89 percent) who answered the questionnaire. Not all workers are lucky enough to have benefits; in fact, just under one in four are without coverage. Medical insurance is claimed by a strong majority and dental insurance is reported by a majority. Job satisfaction is high and work is enjoyable for most Licensed Registered Occupational Therapists. The data in this summary comes from the PayScale salary survey.

$48,909 - $84,934
(Median)
$49K
$65K
$85K
MEDIAN: $64,754
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$28.19 - $48.58
(Median)
$28
$37
$49
MEDIAN: $36.00
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National Salary Data (?
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$0$33K$66K$99K
Salary
$48,909 - $84,934  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $1,984  
Profit Sharing
$776 - $5,068  
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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$54,247 - $96,797  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 12 Jan 2016 | Individuals Reporting: 950
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$22$44$66
Hourly Rate
$28.19 - $48.58  
   
Hourly Tips
$0.00  
Overtime
$34.78 - $65.58  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$50K$100K$150K
Bonus
$0.00 - $1,984  
   
Profit Sharing
$776 - $5,068  
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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$54,247 - $96,797  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 12 Jan 2016 | Individuals Reporting: 1,868
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Job Description for Licensed Registered Occupational Therapist

  • 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.

Common Career Paths for Licensed Registered Occupational Therapist


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Although some Licensed Registered Occupational Therapists become Rehabilitation Director, this progression is not the norm. However, the latter position does pay a little more at $87K. Licensed Registered Occupational Therapists most frequently become Registered Occupational Therapists and School-Based Occupational Therapists even though median compensation is $3K lower and $13K lower, respectively.

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Popular Employer Salaries for Licensed Registered Occupational Therapist


Well-known firms with a reputation for hiring numerous Licensed Registered Occupational Therapists include HCR ManorCare, RehabCare, Aegis Therapies, Inc., Genesis Rehabilitation Services Inc., and Kindred Healthcare. Those at Amedisys Home Health Care can expect to make the most, with the company offering a median salary of $94K. Other leaders in compensation levels are Reliant Rehabilitation at $86K, Infinity Rehab at $84K, and Brookdale Senior Living Inc., where Licensed Registered Occupational Therapists annually earn $84K.

Employees at Healthsouth Rehabilitation Hospital take home the smallest paychecks, and $60K is the median salary. Furthermore, range in pay is narrow, with salaries starting at $45K and quickly nearing the top at only $78K. Healthsouth Corp., Aegis Therapies, Inc., and Genesis Rehabilitation Services Inc. also scrape the bottom of the pay scale, with median earnings hovering around $64K, $74K, and $75K.

Popular Skills for Licensed Registered Occupational Therapist


Survey respondents exploit a significant toolbox of skills in their work. Most notably, skills in Home Health/Home Care, Geriatrics, Rehabilitation, and Orthopedics are correlated to pay that is above average. Skills that seem to negatively impact pay include mental health and Pediatrics. Those educated in Geriatrics tend to be well versed in Acute Care.

Pay by Experience Level for Licensed Registered Occupational Therapist

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


Licensed Registered Occupational Therapists with a lot of experience do not necessarily enjoy more money. Salaries for the relatively untried average out to around $66K, but survey participants with five to 10 years of experience earn a significantly higher median of $76K. People with 10 to 20 years of experience make an average of about $81K in this role. Licensed Registered Occupational Therapists who have stuck around for more than two decades see earnings that are only slightly higher than those of folks who have worked for 10 to 20 years; the more senior group makes around $83K on average.

Pay Difference by Location

National Average: $73,106

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For Licensed Registered Occupational Therapists, California means bigger paychecks — those in San Diego, San Jose, and Los Angeles earn more than Licensed Registered Occupational Therapists in the rest of the country. Compared to the national average, Buffalo Licensed Registered Occupational Therapists have considerably lower salaries, 23 percent below the national average to be exact. Location appears to be a major driving force in pay for those in this profession. On the whole, employers pay 13 percent below the median salary for those in this field in Pittsburgh and St. Louis.

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Experience Affects Licensed Registered Occupational Therapist Salaries




National Average
$73,000


Skills That Affect Licensed Registered Occupational Therapist Salaries



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Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 341 votes.

Gender

Female
89 %
Male
11 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
12%
1-4 years
33%
5-9 years
16%
10-19 years
25%
20 years or more
14%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 74%
dental benefits
Dental: 64%
medical benefits
Vision: 51%
dental benefits
None: 23%
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