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

The average salary for an Entry-Level Occupational Therapist (OT) is $58,623 per year.
Entry-Level Occupational Therapist (OT) Total Pay (?
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$43,687 - $72,841
(Median)
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MEDIAN: $58,623
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Entry-Level Occupational Therapist (OT) Total Pay (?
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$24.58 - $42.32
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MEDIAN: $31.00
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National Salary Data

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$0$28K$56K$84K
Salary
$43,687 - $72,841  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $4,988  
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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$47,249 - $81,629  
PayScale
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 11 Jun 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 1,019
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$20$40$60
Hourly Rate
$24.58 - $42.32  
   
Overtime
$21.74 - $57.99  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$50K$100K$150K
Bonus
$0.00 - $4,988  
   
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).
)
$47,249 - $81,629  
PayScale
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 11 Jun 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 1,019
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Pay Difference By Location
Washington
up arrow 12%
Los Angeles
up arrow 9%
Denver
up arrow 6%
Dallas
up arrow 4%
National Average
$62,000
Atlanta
up arrow 1%
New York
up arrow 2%
Philadelphia
up arrow 2%
Chicago
up arrow 5%
Miami
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Skills That Affect Entry-Level Occupational Therapist (OT) Salaries

Geriatrics
up arrow 10%
Rehabilitation
up arrow 4%
Home Health/Home Care
up arrow 4%
Acute Care
0%
Certified Hand Therapist (CHT)
0%
National Average
$62,000
Pediatrics
up arrow 3%
Orthopedics
up arrow 3%
Job Satisfaction
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Rated 5 out of 5 based on 107 votes.
Gender
Female
81%
female alumni
 
Male
19%
male alumni
Common Health Benefits
medical benefits Medical: 84% dental benefits Dental: 71%
vision benefits Vision: 56% employee benefits None: 14%
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