Entry-Level Occupational Therapist (OT) Salary

Entry-Level Occupational Therapists can expect to earn an average of $32.68 per hour. Geographic location is the biggest factor affecting pay for this group, followed by the specific employer. Most Entry-Level Occupational Therapists report high levels of job satisfaction. The vast majority (81 percent) of Entry-Level Occupational Therapists who took the survey are female. Most enjoy medical while the greater part get dental coverage. Vision coverage is also available to a majority. The information for this snapshot was generated by responses to the PayScale salary survey.

$46,622 - $75,913
(Median)
$47K
$61K
$76K
MEDIAN: $60,985
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$25.66 - $43.24
(Median)
$26
$33
$43
MEDIAN: $32.00
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National Salary Data (?
XAll compensation data shown are gross 10th to 90th percentile ranges. Take the PayScale Survey to find out how location influences pay for this job.
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$0$28K$56K$84K
Salary
$46,622 - $75,913  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $3,959  
Profit Sharing
$950  
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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$49,854 - $83,836  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 12 Jan 2016 | Individuals Reporting: 691
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$21$42$63
Hourly Rate
$25.66 - $43.24  
   
Overtime
$20.50 - $61.17  
National Annualized Data (?
XAll compensation data shown are gross 10th to 90th percentile ranges. Take the PayScale Survey to find out how location influences pay for this job.
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$0$50K$100K$150K
Bonus
$0.00 - $3,959  
   
Profit Sharing
$950  
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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$49,854 - $83,836  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 12 Jan 2016 | Individuals Reporting: 722
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Occupational Therapist (OT) in Williamsport:
"Changing Lives One at a Time?"
Always remember the reason that u became a therapist.... To foster a patient's independence in life skills - skills that help to provide a good quality of life!

Occupational Therapist (OT) in Hudson:
"No pay raise."
No pay raise for any of the rehab team despite awesome above average production in last 2 yrs. Reliant assumed contract from another contract company 2 yrs ago and promised to equal wage of outgoing contract , however when given proof of wage management was unable to fulfill promise. Wage cut by $3/hr.

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Skills That Affect Occupational Therapist (OT) Salaries

Home Health/Home Care
up arrow 10%

Geriatrics
up arrow 9%

Rehabilitation
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National Average
$65,000

Orthopedics
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Acute Care
up arrow 2%

Certified Hand Therapist (CHT)
up arrow 3%

Pediatrics
up arrow 5%

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 64 votes.

Gender

Female
81 %
Male
19 %

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 83%
dental benefits
Dental: 68%
medical benefits
Vision: 56%
dental benefits
None: 15%
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