Just under three-fifths of Occupational Therapy Managers in the United States are seasoned employees who have more than 10 years of experience in the field. Pay ranges from $59K to $99K per year, and the average comes out to $85K annually. The larger part of professionals in this line of work do not receive benefits; however, just over two-fifths report medical coverage and more than two-fifths claim dental coverage as well. Female Occupational Therapy Managers make up most of the survey respondents at 71 percent. The information for this rundown comes from respondents who completed PayScale's salary questionnaire.

$52,184 - $101,014
(Median)
$52K
$85K
$100K
MEDIAN: $85,209
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MEDIAN: $32.00
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National Salary Data (?
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Salary
$52,184 - $101,014  
   
Bonus
$6,878  
Total Pay (?
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$58,752 - $99,347  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 28 Oct 2016 | Individuals Reporting: 11
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$17$34$51
Hourly Rate
$32.51  
   
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$50K$100K$150K
Bonus
$6,878  
   
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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$58,752 - $99,347  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 28 Oct 2016 | Individuals Reporting: 5
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Job Description for Occupational Therapy Manager

Occupational therapy managers are usually therapists who have managerial duties at an institution which provides occupational therapy to individuals. Many of their duties are administrative, though some managers may also have hands-on duties.

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Occupational Therapy Manager Tasks

  • As a clinician, supervise staff and give technical direction with evaluation and treatment of patients.
  • Ensure services are in compliance with professional standards, state and federal regulatory requirements.
  • Oversee day-to-day operational and clinical activities of the OT department.
  • Manage the selection, training and development of staff.
  • Monitor budget and utilize operational resources, stay abreast of new therapy approaches.

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Experience Affects Occupational Therapy Manager Salaries

Late-Career
up arrow 12%

National Average
$83,000

Experienced
up arrow 4%

Entry-Level
up arrow 23%

Gender

Female
71 %
Male
29 %

Years of Experience

1-4 years
19%
5-9 years
25%
10-19 years
25%
20 years or more
31%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 43%
dental benefits
Dental: 43%
medical benefits
Vision: 43%
dental benefits
None: 57%
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