Pediatric Occupational Therapist Salary

The larger portion of Pediatric Occupational Therapists in the United States are women. Median pay in this female-dominated area goes for around $59K per year. Geography and career duration each impact pay for this group, with the former having the largest influence. Job satisfaction for Pediatric Occupational Therapists is high. Some workers in this field — just under one in three — are not awarded benefits. Medical coverage is reported by a fair number and dental plans are enjoyed by half. This report is based on answers to PayScale's salary questionnaire.
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$45,239 - $76,919
(Median)
$45K
$59K
$77K
MEDIAN: $59,209
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$25.50 - $54.47
(Median)
$26
$35
$54
MEDIAN: $35.00
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National Salary Data (?
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$0$33K$66K$99K
Salary
$45,239 - $76,919  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $1,982  
Total Pay (?
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$48,093 - $96,805  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 31 Mar 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 421
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$0$23$46$69
Hourly Rate
$25.50 - $54.47  
   
Overtime
$0.00 - $66.38  
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$0$50K$100K$150K
Bonus
$0.00 - $1,982  
   
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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$48,093 - $96,805  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 31 Mar 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 310

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Job Description for Pediatric Occupational Therapist

Pediatric occupational therapists' duties revolve around patient care, helping improve the physical, cognitive, and motor skills of pediatric patients. These responsibilities begin with the examination and evaluation of patients seeking care. This leads to the development of a treatment plan, in which options and rationale must be communicated with patients and their parents/guardians, and the provision of appropriate therapy services, All of this must be performed while keeping medical records and adhering to legal and institutional policies.

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Pediatric Occupational Therapist Tasks

  • Test and evaluate patients' physical and mental abilities and analyze medical data to determine rehabilitation goals for patient.
  • Help clients improve decision making, abstract reasoning, memory, sequencing, coordination and perceptual skills using computer programs.
  • Select and recommend activities that will help individuals learn work and life-management skills consistent with their needs and capabilities.
  • Consult with rehabilitation team to select activity programs and coordinate with other therapeutic activities.
  • Record prognosis, treatment, response and progress in patient's chart or computer database.

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Survey takers who work as Pediatric Occupational Therapists typically report just a few professional skills. Most notably, skills in Neonatal Intensive Care Unit, Autism, Sensory Integration, and Pediatrics are correlated to pay that is above average, with boosts between 3 percent and 17 percent.

Pay by Experience Level for Pediatric Occupational Therapist

Median of all compensation (including tips, bonus, and overtime) by years of experience.


The average worker who claims fewer than five years of experience earns around $59K. In contrast, however, individuals who report five to 10 years in this occupation see a much larger median of $69K. People with 10 to 20 years of experience make an average of about $74K in this role. Respondents who boast more than 20 years of experience can't seem to boast paychecks reflecting that extensive experience, though; veteran Pediatric Occupational Therapists report making only $71K on average.

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Experience Affects Pediatric Occupational Therapist Salaries

Experienced
up arrow 17%

Late-Career
up arrow 12%

Mid-Career
up arrow 9%

National Average
$63,000


Skills That Affect Pediatric Occupational Therapist Salaries

Neonatal Intensive Care Unit (NICU)
up arrow 17%

Autism
up arrow 5%

Sensory Integration
up arrow 3%

Pediatrics
up arrow 1%

National Average
$63,000

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 91 votes.

Gender

Female
95 %
Male
5 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
17%
1-4 years
35%
5-9 years
16%
10-19 years
24%
20 years or more
9%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits Medical: 70% dental benefits Dental: 48%
vision benefits Vision: 33% employee benefits None: 28%