Pediatric Occupational Therapist Salary

Women make up the vast majority of Pediatric Occupational Therapists in the United States. The average pay in this industry is approximately $60K annually. Location is the biggest factor affecting pay for this group, followed by years of experience. While some workers in this profession — just under one in three — do not have any health coverage, more than half do receive medical benefits and roughly one-half have dental insurance. Job satisfaction is reported as high by the vast majority of workers. The figures in this overview were provided by individuals who took PayScale's salary questionnaire.
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$45,860 - $76,811

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$25.71 - $54.07

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National Salary Data (?
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$0$32K$64K$96K
Salary
$45,860 - $76,811  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $1,993  
Profit Sharing
$491.32 - $518  
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$48,670 - $95,985  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 18 Jul 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 454
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Hourly Rate
$25.71 - $54.07  
   
Overtime
$0.00 - $74.85  
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$0$50K$100K$150K
Bonus
$0.00 - $1,993  
   
Profit Sharing
$491.32 - $518  
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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$48,670 - $95,985  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 18 Jul 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 325
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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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Popular Skills for Pediatric Occupational Therapist


Pediatric Occupational Therapists only report a few specific skills. Most notably, skills in Neonatal Intensive Care Unit, Autism, Sensory Integration, and Pediatrics are correlated to pay that is above average. It is often found that people who know Pediatrics are also skilled in Autism.

Pay by Experience Level for Pediatric Occupational Therapist

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


Workers in their first five years can expect to earn $60K, but people who have been around for five to 10 years earn a noticeably bigger sum of $70K. Pediatric Occupational Therapists see a median salary of $74K after reaching one to two decades on the job. For some reason, Pediatric Occupational Therapists with more than two decades of experience report lower paychecks overall; the median sum in this group sits near $72K.

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Experience Affects Pediatric Occupational Therapist Salaries

Experienced
up arrow 16%

Late-Career
up arrow 13%

Mid-Career
up arrow 10%

National Average
$64,000


Skills That Affect Pediatric Occupational Therapist Salaries

Neonatal Intensive Care Unit (NICU)
up arrow 16%

Autism
up arrow 13%

Sensory Integration
up arrow 1%

Pediatrics
0%

National Average
$64,000

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 76 votes.

Gender

Female
94 %
Male
6 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
18%
1-4 years
35%
5-9 years
14%
10-19 years
23%
20 years or more
9%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits Medical: 69% dental benefits Dental: 48%
vision benefits Vision: 33% employee benefits None: 29%
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