Median of all compensation (including tips, bonus, and overtime) by years of experience.
Starting out, salaries are typically $42K, which grows to $49K after five to 10 years. Those with one to two decades of experience under their belt tend to see salaries around $57K. For Occupational Therapy Assistant (OTA)s, two decades of experience in the field often means a drop in salary—average earnings fall to $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 21 percent, and senior people with more than 20 years under their belt fill out the remaining 6 percent. In this field, workers tend to have anywhere from one to nine years of experience—of those surveyed, more than half land within this range.