Entry-Level Occupational Therapist (OT) Salary

Pay for Entry-Level Occupational Therapists sits in the ballpark of $61K per year. A large number report receiving medical coverage from their employers and more than half collect dental insurance. Job satisfaction for Entry-Level Occupational Therapists is high. Female Entry-Level Occupational Therapists far outnumber their male contemporaries among survey respondents. Figures cited in this summary are based on replies to PayScale's salary questionnaire.

$45,085 - $75,027
(Median)
$45K
$61K
$75K
MEDIAN: $60,564
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$25.26 - $44.06
(Median)
$25
$33
$44
MEDIAN: $32.00
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90%

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National Salary Data (?
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$0$28K$56K$84K
Salary
$45,085 - $75,027  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $4,974  
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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$49,327 - $83,934  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 20 Jun 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 549
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$21$42$63
Hourly Rate
$25.26 - $44.06  
   
Overtime
$13.40 - $60.23  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$50K$100K$150K
Bonus
$0.00 - $4,974  
   
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).
)
$49,327 - $83,934  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 20 Jun 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 528
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Skills That Affect Entry-Level Occupational Therapist (OT) Salaries

Geriatrics
up arrow 10%

Home Health/Home Care
up arrow 9%

Rehabilitation
up arrow 2%

National Average
$64,000

Acute Care
up arrow 2%

Orthopedics
up arrow 3%

Pediatrics
up arrow 4%

Certified Hand Therapist (CHT)
up arrow 4%

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 60 votes.

Gender

Female
81 %
Male
19 %

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits Medical: 84% dental benefits Dental: 69%
vision benefits Vision: 57% employee benefits None: 15%
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