Licensed Registered Occupational Therapist Salary

Average Licensed Registered Occupational Therapists in the United States make around $36.88 per hour. The company is the biggest factor affecting pay for this group, followed by geography and experience level. Health benefits are not claimed by all — one in four lack any form of coverage — but a strong majority have medical insurance, and the larger part have dental, too. Work is enjoyable for Licensed Registered Occupational Therapists, who typically claim high levels of job satisfaction. The vast majority (87 percent) of Licensed Registered Occupational Therapists who took the survey are female. This overview is based on answers to PayScale's salary questionnaire.

$51,677 - $85,616
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MEDIAN: $65,109
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$28.76 - $47.04
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$0$95K
Salary $51,677 - $85,616
Bonus $408.51 - $5,166
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$56,414 - $95,099
  • Country: United States
  • Currency: USD
  • Updated: 11 Jul 2017
  • Individuals Reporting: 576
Hourly Data $0$66
Hourly Rate $28.76 - $47.04
Hourly Tips $13.63
Overtime $39.53 - $66.32
Annual Data $0$95K
Bonus $408.51 - $5,166
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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$56,414 - $95,099
  • Country: United States
  • Currency: USD
  • Updated: 11 Jul 2017
  • Individuals Reporting: 1,126

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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 it's uncommon, some Licensed Registered Occupational Therapists move into roles as Rehabilitation Directors, where pay is an average $88K per year. Many Licensed Registered Occupational Therapists go on to become Registered Occupational Therapists or School-Based Occupational Therapists despite the fact that median compensation in those roles is reportedly $2K lower and $12K lower, respectively.

Licensed Registered Occupational Therapist Job Listings

Popular Employer Salaries for Licensed Registered Occupational Therapist


Well-known firms with a reputation for hiring numerous Licensed Registered Occupational Therapists include Genesis Rehabilitation Services Inc., HCR ManorCare, RehabCare, Healthsouth Rehabilitation Hospital, and Genesis Rehab Services. Licensed Registered Occupational Therapists flock to Amedisys Home Health Care for generous paychecks, where average earnings of $94K lead the pack in compensation. Soaring salaries can also be found at Brookdale Senior Living Inc., Encompass Home Health, and Infinity Rehab, where earnings of $86K, $84K, or $84K are standard for Licensed Registered Occupational Therapists.

Healthsouth Rehabilitation Hospital, Kindred Healthcare, and Genesis Rehab Services also rank near the bottom for pay, handing out $65K, $73K, and $73K-paychecks on average.

Popular Skills for Licensed Registered Occupational Therapist


Survey participants wield an impressively varied skill set on the job. Most notably, skills in Home Health/Home Care, Certified Hand Therapist, Neonatal Intensive Care Unit, and Geriatrics are correlated to pay that is above average, with boosts between 5 percent and 8 percent. Those listing mental health as a skill should be prepared for drastically lower pay. hand therapy and Pediatrics also typically command lower compensation. Those educated in Geriatrics tend to be well versed in Acute Care and Pediatrics.

Pay by Experience Level for Licensed Registered Occupational Therapist

Pay by Experience for a Licensed Registered Occupational Therapist has a positive trend. An entry-level Licensed Registered Occupational Therapist with less than 5 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $68,000 based on 1,076 salaries provided by anonymous users. Average total compensation includes tips, bonus, and overtime pay. A Licensed Registered 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 $74,000 based on 340 salaries. An experienced Licensed Registered 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 427 salaries. A Licensed Registered 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 245 salaries.

Pay Difference by Location

National Average: $73,175

Larger city markers indicate a job is popular in that location.

There's tons of opportunity for Licensed Registered Occupational Therapists in California, which is home to the top three paying cities in the field. San Jose, Los Angeles, and San Diego all offer salaries above the national rate. Those in the field find the lowest salaries in Minneapolis, 12 percent below the national average. Pittsburgh and Baltimore are a couple other places where companies are known to pay below the median — salaries tend to be 9 percent less than the median.

Licensed Registered Occupational Therapist Reviews

Q: What is it like working as a Licensed Registered Occupational Therapist?

Licensed Registered Occupational Therapist in Miami:
"Excellent Company."
Pros: Flexible, team work, professionalism, proximity to my house, great management.
Cons: No raise for the past 5 years.

Licensed Registered Occupational Therapist in Owosso:
Pros: Setting my own hours, working with people who need me. Seeing people recover and return home.
Cons: Documentation. The stress.

Licensed Registered Occupational Therapist in Grapevine:
Pros: Co-workers. Variety of diagnosis.
Cons: Heavy lifting.

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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 158 votes.
Less than 1 year
18%
1-4 years
36%
5-9 years
14%
10-19 years
19%
20 years or more
13%
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Experience Affects Licensed Registered Occupational Therapist Salaries

▲14%

▲14%

▲1%

National Average
$73,000

▼7%

Skills That Affect Licensed Registered Occupational Therapist Salaries



▲5%

Neonatal Intensive Care Unit (NICU)
▲5%

Skilled Nursing Facility
▲4%

Long Term Care
▲1%

Rehabilitation
▼0%

Lymphedema
▼0%

National Average
$73,000

▼1%

▼2%

Skilled Nursing
▼3%

▼4%

hand therapy
▼17%

mental health
▼29%

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 158 votes.

Gender

Female
87 %
Male
13 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
18%
1-4 years
36%
5-9 years
14%
10-19 years
19%
20 years or more
13%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 73%
dental benefits
Dental: 62%
vision benefits
Vision: 52%
no benefits
None: 25%
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