Slightly less than 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 $62K to $98K per year, and the average comes out to $88K annually. The vast majority of Occupational Therapy Managers (83 percent) who responded to the survey are women. Health benefits are not enjoyed by everyone in this line of work, and roughly a third lack any coverage at all. Medical benefits are reported by a majority and dental coverage is claimed by more than half. This report is based on answers to PayScale's salary questionnaire.

$79,250 - $94,699
$88K
MEDIAN: $88,437
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$29.95 - $42.50
$33
MEDIAN: $32.51
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National Salary Data (?
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$0$33K$66K$99K
Salary
$88,437  
   
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$62,296 - $97,736  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 18 Jan 2017 | Individuals Reporting: 9
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$0$17$34$51
Hourly Rate
$32.51  
   
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$62,296 - $97,736  
   
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 18 Jan 2017 | 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

  • Manage the selection, training and development of staff.
  • Monitor budget and utilize operational resources, stay abreast of new therapy approaches.
  • Oversee day-to-day operational and clinical activities of the OT department.
  • 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.

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Key Stats for Occupational Therapy Manager

Gender

Female
83 %
Male
17 %
035
1-4 years
21%
5-9 years
21%
10-19 years
21%
20 years or more
36%
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Experience Affects Occupational Therapy Manager Salaries

Late-Career
up arrow 9%

National Average
$86,000

Experienced
up arrow 6%

Entry-Level
up arrow 24%

Gender

Female
83 %
Male
17 %

Years of Experience

1-4 years
21%
5-9 years
21%
10-19 years
21%
20 years or more
36%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 67%
dental benefits
Dental: 67%
vision benefits
Vision: 50%
dental benefits
None: 33%
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