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Pediatric Occupational Therapist Salary (United States)

A Pediatric Occupational Therapist earns an average salary of $58,827 per year. People in this job generally don't have more than 20 years' experience. A skill in Neonatal Intensive Care Unit (NICU) is associated with high pay for this job.
Pediatric Occupational Therapist Salary (?
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$45,341 - $77,381
(Median)
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77K
MEDIAN: $58,827
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Pediatric Occupational Therapist Salary (?
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$25.41 - $53.51
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MEDIAN: $34.00
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National Salary Data

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$0$33K$66K$99K
Salary
$45,341 - $77,381  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $1,998  
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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$48,258 - $97,101  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 11 Dec 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 387
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$20$40$60
Hourly Rate
$25.41 - $53.51  
   
Overtime
$0.00 - $60.00  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$50K$100K$150K
Bonus
$0.00 - $1,998  
   
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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$48,258 - $97,101  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 11 Dec 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 302
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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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Pay by Experience Level for Pediatric Occupational Therapist

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

Pay Difference By Location

Seattle
up arrow 31%
Los Angeles
up arrow 28%
Indianapolis
up arrow 11%
Phoenix
up arrow 9%
New York
up arrow 8%
San Diego
up arrow 6%
Atlanta
up arrow 6%
Dallas
up arrow 5%
Austin
up arrow 1%
National Average
$63,000
Philadelphia
up arrow 1%
Chicago
up arrow 2%
Minneapolis
up arrow 12%
Pittsburgh
up arrow 13%
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Experience Affects Pediatric Occupational Therapist Salaries

Experienced
up arrow 17%
Late-Career
up arrow 16%
Mid-Career
up arrow 9%
National Average
$63,000

Skills That Affect Pediatric Occupational Therapist Salaries

Neonatal Intensive Care Unit (NICU)
up arrow 17%
Sensory Integration
up arrow 5%
Pediatrics
up arrow 1%
National Average
$63,000

Job Satisfaction

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Gender

Female
94%
female alumni
 
Male
6%
male alumni

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
15%
1-4 years
35%
5-9 years
17%
10-19 years
25%
20 years or more
9%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits Medical: 70% dental benefits Dental: 47%
vision benefits Vision: 32% employee benefits None: 29%