Average Licensed Registered Occupational Therapists in the United States make around $36.92 per hour. The most influential factor affecting pay for this group is the company, though the particular city and years of experience have a (lesser) impact as well. Job satisfaction is high and work is enjoyable for most Licensed Registered Occupational Therapists. The vast majority of Licensed Registered Occupational Therapists (87 percent) who participated in the survey are women. While approximately one in four report receiving no health benefits, a fair number do receive medical coverage, and the larger part have dental, as well. The information for this rundown comes from respondents who completed PayScale's salary questionnaire.

$50,565 - $85,918
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MEDIAN: $65,588
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$28.33 - $46.93
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National Salary Data (?
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$0$32K$64K$96K
Salary
$50,565 - $85,918  
   
Bonus
$208.11 - $5,817  
Profit Sharing
$580  
Total Pay (?
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$55,538 - $94,851  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 18 Jan 2017 | Individuals Reporting: 647
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$23$46$69
Hourly Rate
$28.33 - $46.93  
   
Hourly Tips
$1.25  
Overtime
$38.60 - $66.63  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$50K$100K$150K
Bonus
$208.11 - $5,817  
   
Profit Sharing
$580  
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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$55,538 - $94,851  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 18 Jan 2017 | Individuals Reporting: 1,236

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Job Description for Licensed Registered Occupational Therapist

License registered occupational therapists work extensively with others to motivate them and promote healthy lifestyles. They work with clients in a range of health care settings to aid their physical, mental, and social disabilities which restrict them in daily life.

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Licensed Registered 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.

Common Career Paths for Licensed Registered Occupational Therapist


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Though some Licensed Registered Occupational Therapists move into positions like Rehabilitation Director (where the average salary is $88K), this progression is not the norm. Licensed Registered Occupational Therapists most often advance into Registered Occupational Therapist and School-Based Occupational Therapist positions even though the median salaries are $2K lower and $13K lower, respectively.

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Popular Employer Salaries for Licensed Registered Occupational Therapist


Genesis Rehabilitation Services Inc., RehabCare, HCR ManorCare, Healthsouth Rehabilitation Hospital, and Genesis HealthCare are top-notch employers for Licensed Registered Occupational Therapists in this area. Heading up the field in terms of compensation, Amedisys Home Health Care offers the most; Licensed Registered Occupational Therapists earn $94K on average there. Other leaders in compensation levels are Genesis HealthCare at $84K, Encompass Home Health at $84K, and Infinity Rehab, where Licensed Registered Occupational Therapists annually earn $84K.

Healthsouth Rehabilitation Hospital, Genesis Rehab Services, and Genesis Rehabilitation Services Inc. are a few other employers known for handing out relatively lightweight salaries ($65K, $73K, and $75K respectively).

Popular Skills for Licensed Registered Occupational Therapist


Licensed Registered Occupational Therapists report using a deep pool of skills on the job. Most notably, skills in Home Health/Home Care, Neonatal Intensive Care Unit, Geriatrics, and Skilled Nursing Facility are correlated to pay that is above average, with boosts between 5 percent and 7 percent. Those listing mental health as a skill should be prepared for drastically lower pay. hand therapy and Pediatrics also typically command lower compensation. For most people, competency in Geriatrics indicates knowledge of Acute Care and Pediatrics.

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 do not generally earn higher incomes from more experience in the field. The median compensation for relatively untried workers is $68K; in the five-to-10 year group, it's higher at around $75K. Licensed Registered Occupational Therapists claiming one to two decades of experience make an estimated median of $83K. Respondents who claim more than 20 years of experience may encounter pay that doesn't quite reflect their extensive experience; these veterans report a median income of around $84K.

Pay Difference by Location

National Average: $73,234

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Licensed Registered Occupational Therapists will find that Portland offers an impressive pay rate, one which exceeds the national average by 15 percent. Licensed Registered Occupational Therapists will also find cushy salaries in San Diego (+11 percent), Los Angeles (+11 percent), Atlanta (+6 percent), and Houston (+5 percent). Minneapolis ranks last in the field for pay, reporting salaries 15 percent below the national average. Employers also pay below the national average in Pittsburgh and Baltimore (11 percent lower).

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Key Stats for Licensed Registered Occupational Therapist

Gender

Female
87 %
Male
13 %

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 167 votes.
Less than 1 year
16%
1-4 years
35%
5-9 years
15%
10-19 years
20%
20 years or more
14%
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Experience Affects Licensed Registered Occupational Therapist Salaries




National Average
$73,000


Skills That Affect Licensed Registered Occupational Therapist Salaries



Neonatal Intensive Care Unit (NICU)
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Skilled Nursing Facility
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Long Term Care
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National Average
$73,000



Skilled Nursing
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hand therapy
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mental health
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Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 167 votes.

Gender

Female
87 %
Male
13 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
16%
1-4 years
35%
5-9 years
15%
10-19 years
20%
20 years or more
14%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 74%
dental benefits
Dental: 64%
vision benefits
Vision: 54%
dental benefits
None: 24%
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