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Entry-Level Occupational Therapist (OT) Salary

Entry-Level Occupational Therapists can expect to earn an average of $60K per year. The vast majority of Entry-Level Occupational Therapists (82 percent) who responded to the survey are women. Work is enjoyable for Entry-Level Occupational Therapists, who typically claim high levels of job satisfaction. A large number report receiving medical coverage from their employers and a fair number collect dental insurance. The figures in this rundown are based on the results of PayScale's salary questionnaire.

$45,593 - $74,514
(Median)
$46K
$60K
$75K
MEDIAN: $60,392
10%
50%
90%

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$25.14 - $43.91
(Median)
$25
$33
$44
MEDIAN: $32.00
10%
50%
90%

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National Salary Data (?
XAll compensation data shown are gross, national 10th to 90th percentile ranges. Pay can vary greatly by location. To view local data, take the PayScale survey.
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$0$28K$56K$84K
Salary
$45,593 - $74,514  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $4,975  
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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$49,310 - $83,805  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 2 May 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 535
National Hourly Rate Data (?
XAll compensation data shown are gross, national 10th to 90th percentile ranges. Pay can vary greatly by location. To view local data, take the PayScale survey.
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$0$21$42$63
Hourly Rate
$25.14 - $43.91  
   
Overtime
$9.00 - $60.16  
National Annualized Data (?
XAll compensation data shown are gross, national 10th to 90th percentile ranges. Pay can vary greatly by location. To view local data, take the PayScale survey.
)
$0$50K$100K$150K
Bonus
$0.00 - $4,975  
   
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).
)
$49,310 - $83,805  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 2 May 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 505

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Geriatrics
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Home Health/Home Care
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Rehabilitation
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National Average
$64,000

Acute Care
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Orthopedics
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Certified Hand Therapist (CHT)
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Pediatrics
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Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 66 votes.

Gender

Female
82 %
Male
18 %

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits Medical: 85% dental benefits Dental: 70%
vision benefits Vision: 57% employee benefits None: 14%
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