An Occupational Therapist Assistant earns an average wage of $25.66 per hour. People in this job generally don't have more than 20 years' experience.
Occupational Therapist Assistant Total Pay (?
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$28,852 - $60,387
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MEDIAN: $45,141
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Occupational Therapist Assistant Total Pay (?
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$15.49 - $33.75
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MEDIAN: $25.00
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National Salary Data

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$0$24K$48K$72K
Salary
$28,852 - $60,387  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $2,049  
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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$31,423 - $69,662  
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Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 24 Apr 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 223
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$16$32$48
Hourly Rate
$15.49 - $33.75  
   
Overtime
$8.36 - $46.22  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$32K$64K$96K
Bonus
$0.00 - $2,049  
   
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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$31,423 - $69,662  
PayScale
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 24 Apr 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 223
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Job Description for Occupational Therapist Assistant
  • Instruct patients and families in home programs, basic living skills and the care and use of adaptive equipment.
  • Assist occupational therapists with implementing treatment plans designed to help patients function independently.
  • Select therapy activities to fit patients' needs and capabilities, alter treatment programs as necessary.
  • Observe and document patients' progress, attitudes and behavior and report to supervisor.
  • Monitor and evaluate patients' performance in therapy activities and provide encouragement.
Pay by Experience Level for Occupational Therapist Assistant
Median of all compensation (including tips, bonus, and overtime) by years of experience.

Experience Affects Occupational Therapist Assistant Salaries

Late-Career
up arrow 19%
Experienced
up arrow 17%
Mid-Career
up arrow 9%
National Average
$51,000
Entry-Level
up arrow 11%
Job Satisfaction
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Gender
Female
89%
female alumni
 
Male
11%
male alumni
Years of Experience
Less than 1 year
11%
1-4 years
41%
5-9 years
17%
10-19 years
24%
20 years or more
7%
Common Health Benefits
medical benefits Medical: 77% dental benefits Dental: 62%
vision benefits Vision: 51% employee benefits None: 21%
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