Entry-Level Occupational Therapist (OT) Salary (United States)

An Entry-Level Occupational Therapist (OT) earns an average salary of $58,712 per year. A skill in Geriatrics is associated with high pay for this job.
Entry-Level Occupational Therapist (OT) Total Pay (?
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$44,022 - $72,921
(Median)
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MEDIAN: $58,711
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Entry-Level Occupational Therapist (OT) Total Pay (?
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$24.61 - $43.00
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MEDIAN: $31.00
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National Salary Data

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$0$28K$56K$84K
Salary
$44,022 - $72,921  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $4,979  
Profit Sharing
$49.13 - $514  
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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$47,555 - $81,722  
PayScale
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 5 Aug 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 1,002
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$20$40$60
Hourly Rate
$24.61 - $43.00  
   
Overtime
$21.33 - $57.61  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$50K$100K$150K
Bonus
$0.00 - $4,979  
   
Profit Sharing
$49.13 - $514  
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).
)
$47,555 - $81,722  
PayScale
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 5 Aug 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 1,002
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Pay Difference By Location

Los Angeles
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Indianapolis
up arrow 10%
Dallas
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Denver
up arrow 6%
National Average
$62,000
New York
up arrow 1%
Atlanta
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Skills That Affect Entry-Level Occupational Therapist (OT) Salaries

Geriatrics
up arrow 10%
Home Health/Home Care
up arrow 6%
Rehabilitation
up arrow 3%
Acute Care
0%
Certified Hand Therapist (CHT)
0%
National Average
$62,000
Pediatrics
up arrow 2%
Orthopedics
up arrow 3%

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Gender

Female
82%
female alumni
 
Male
18%
male alumni

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits Medical: 85% dental benefits Dental: 72%
vision benefits Vision: 56% employee benefits None: 14%
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