Entry-Level Occupational Therapist (OT) Salary

The average Entry-Level Occupational Therapist can expect to rake in roughly $61K per year. Work is enjoyable for Entry-Level Occupational Therapists, who typically claim high levels of job satisfaction. A large number enjoy medical while more than half get dental coverage. Vision coverage is also available to a majority. Women account for the majority of Entry-Level Occupational Therapists who took the survey — 81 percent to be exact. The data in this summary comes from the PayScale salary survey.

$45,274 - $74,894
(Median)
$45K
$61K
$75K
MEDIAN: $60,555
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$25.29 - $43.91
(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
$45,274 - $74,894  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $4,957  
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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$49,356 - $83,391  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 2 Jul 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 550
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$20$40$60
Hourly Rate
$25.29 - $43.91  
   
Overtime
$13.18 - $59.45  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$50K$100K$150K
Bonus
$0.00 - $4,957  
   
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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$49,356 - $83,391  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 2 Jul 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 532
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Skills That Affect Entry-Level Occupational Therapist (OT) Salaries

Geriatrics
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Home Health/Home Care
up arrow 9%

Rehabilitation
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National Average
$64,000

Acute Care
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Orthopedics
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Certified Hand Therapist (CHT)
up arrow 3%

Pediatrics
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Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 58 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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