Entry-Level Occupational Therapist (OT) Salary
Entry-Level Occupational Therapists take home approximately $33.39 per hour on average. Location and the company each impact pay for this group, with the former having the largest influence. Medical benefits are awarded to a large number, and more than half earn dental coverage. Most Entry-Level Occupational Therapists report high levels of job satisfaction. Women make up the vast majority of Entry-Level Occupational Therapists (84 percent) who answered the questionnaire. Figures cited in this summary are based on replies to PayScale's salary questionnaire.
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Popular Employer Salaries for Occupational Therapist (OT)
RehabCare, Healthsouth Rehabilitation Hospital, Healthsouth Corp., Aegis Therapies, Inc., and Genesis HealthCare are all popular places to work. Genesis HealthCare offers the highest compensation with a median salary of $72K.
Pay Difference by Location
For Entry-Level Occupational Therapists, San Francisco provides a pay rate that is 24 percent greater than the national average. Entry-Level Occupational Therapists will also find cushy salaries in Dallas (+8 percent), Los Angeles (+8 percent), Seattle (+7 percent), and Philadelphia (+7 percent). Minneapolis is home to the smallest salaries in the field, lagging the national average by 15 percent. Employers in St. Louis and Baltimore also lean toward paying below-median salaries (12 percent lower and 7 percent lower, respectively).