Occupational Therapist (OT) with Geriatrics Skills Salary

An average Occupational Therapist with Geriatrics skills can expect to take home roughly $36.70 per hour. Earnings generally vary between $29.53 per hour and $46.24. Career duration is the biggest factor affecting pay for this group, followed by geography. Occupational Therapists with Geriatrics skills who responded to the questionnaire are largely women, dominating at 80 percent. Unfortunately, some people in this line of work are without benefits — nearly one in four lack coverage. On the flip side, a strong majority have medical insurance and the greater part receive dental plans. Most Occupational Therapists with Geriatrics skills like their work and job satisfaction is high. This overview is based on answers to PayScale's salary questionnaire.

$49,888 - $85,493
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MEDIAN: $66,864
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$29.53 - $46.24
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MEDIAN: $36.00
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National Salary Data (?
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$0$32K$64K$96K
Salary
$49,888 - $85,493  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $2,500  
Total Pay (?
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$57,262 - $95,687  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 12 Jan 2016 | Individuals Reporting: 102
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$24$48$72
Hourly Rate
$29.53 - $46.24  
   
Overtime
$38.72 - $69.61  
National Annualized Data (?
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Bonus
$0.00 - $2,500  
   
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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$57,262 - $95,687  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 12 Jan 2016 | Individuals Reporting: 310
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Pay by Experience Level for Occupational Therapist (OT)

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


For many Occupational Therapists with Geriatrics skills, extensive experience does not lead to significantly more money. Salaries for inexperienced workers average out to $76K, and those with five to 10 years' experience earn a higher median of $70K. On average, Occupational Therapists with Geriatrics skills make $81K following one to two decades on the job. Survey participants who have spent more than 20 years on the job report a predictably higher median income of $88K, demonstrating that compensation is roughly commensurate with experience in the end.

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Experience Affects Occupational Therapist (OT) Salaries

Late-Career
up arrow 19%

Experienced
up arrow 9%

Mid-Career
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National Average
$74,000

Entry-Level
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Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 30 votes.

Gender

Female
80 %
Male
20 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
13%
1-4 years
40%
5-9 years
16%
10-19 years
19%
20 years or more
12%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 73%
dental benefits
Dental: 66%
medical benefits
Vision: 55%
dental benefits
None: 24%
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