Median of all compensation (including tips, bonus, and overtime) by years of experience.
Starting out, salaries fall in the $42K range but grow to $49K after five to 10 years. After spending one to two decades on the job, pay usually hovers around $57K. After working for two decades in the field, Occupational Therapy Assistant (OTA)s experience a drop in salary, averaging $55K. Experienced employees who have 10-20 years of experience make up 14 percent of the workforce; inexperienced individuals who have been working for less than one year comprise about one-fifth, and senior people with more than 20 years under their belt fill out the remaining 6 percent. One to nine years of experience is standard for most employees in this area; more than half of respondents fit between this range.