The average rate for an Occupational Therapy Assistant (OTA) is $23.82 per hour. Most people move on to other jobs if they have more than 20 years' experience in this career. A skill in Geriatrics is associated with high pay for this job.
Occupational Therapy Assistant (OTA) Total Pay (?
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$24,369 - $50,632
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MEDIAN: $37,268
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Occupational Therapy Assistant (OTA) Total Pay (?
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$14.62 - $32.42
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MEDIAN: $23.00
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National Salary Data

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$0$22K$44K$66K
Salary
$24,369 - $50,632  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $1,038  
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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$29,267 - $65,259  
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Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 16 Apr 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 224
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$18$36$54
Hourly Rate
$14.62 - $32.42  
   
Overtime
$13.18 - $52.12  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$50K$100K$150K
Bonus
$0.00 - $1,038  
   
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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$29,267 - $65,259  
PayScale
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 16 Apr 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 224
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Job Description for Occupational Therapy Assistant (OTA)
  • 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 Therapy Assistant (OTA)
Median of all compensation (including tips, bonus, and overtime) by years of experience.
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Experience Affects Occupational Therapy Assistant (OTA) Salaries

Experienced
up arrow 21%
Late-Career
up arrow 16%
Mid-Career
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National Average
$46,000
Entry-Level
up arrow 9%
Job Satisfaction
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Gender
Female
88%
female alumni
 
Male
12%
male alumni
Years of Experience
Less than 1 year
22%
1-4 years
49%
5-9 years
10%
10-19 years
15%
20 years or more
4%
Common Health Benefits
medical benefits Medical: 73% dental benefits Dental: 54%
vision benefits Vision: 41% employee benefits None: 26%
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