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 $61K annually. Geographic location is the biggest factor affecting pay for this group, followed by tenure. Job satisfaction is reported as high by the vast majority of workers. Health benefits are not claimed by all — over a third lack any form of coverage — but the larger part have medical insurance, and just over two-fifths have dental, too. The information for this snapshot was generated by responses to the PayScale salary survey.
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$49,470 - $77,244
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$61K
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MEDIAN: $60,882
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$26.94 - $56.00
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$0$95K
Salary $49,470 - $77,244
Bonus $415.61 - $4,932
Profit Sharing $1,000
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$51,479 - $95,111
  • Country: United States
  • Currency: USD
  • Updated: 11 Jul 2017
  • Individuals Reporting: 322
Hourly Data $0$59
Hourly Rate $26.94 - $56.00
Overtime $41.25
Annual Data $0$95K
Bonus $415.61 - $4,932
Profit Sharing $1,000
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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$51,479 - $95,111
  • Country: United States
  • Currency: USD
  • Updated: 11 Jul 2017
  • Individuals Reporting: 248

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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

  • 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.
  • Select and recommend activities that will help individuals learn work and life-management skills consistent with their needs and capabilities.
  • 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.

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Pay by Experience Level for Pediatric Occupational Therapist

Pay by Experience for a Pediatric Occupational Therapist has a positive trend. An entry-level Pediatric Occupational Therapist with less than 5 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $62,000 based on 420 salaries provided by anonymous users. Average total compensation includes tips, bonus, and overtime pay. A Pediatric Occupational Therapist with mid-career experience which includes employees with 5 to 10 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $69,000 based on 95 salaries. An experienced Pediatric Occupational Therapist which includes employees with 10 to 20 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $73,000 based on 106 salaries. A Pediatric Occupational Therapist with late-career experience which includes employees with greater than 20 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $81,000 based on 56 salaries.

Pay Difference by Location

National Average: $65,359

Larger city markers indicate a job is popular in that location.

Surpassing the national average by 44 percent, Pediatric Occupational Therapists in Atlanta receive some of the highest pay in the country. Pediatric Occupational Therapists can also look forward to large paychecks in cities like San Francisco (+40 percent), Miami (+30 percent), Los Angeles (+29 percent), and San Jose (+21 percent). With compensation 16 percent below the national average, Spokane is not known for hefty paychecks and actually represents the lowest-paying market. Employers in Chicago and Colorado Springs also lean toward paying below-median salaries (5 percent lower and 3 percent lower, respectively).

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Key Stats for Pediatric Occupational Therapist

Gender

Female
99 %
Male
1 %

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 52 votes.
Less than 1 year
21%
1-4 years
42%
5-9 years
14%
10-19 years
14%
20 years or more
9%
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Experience Affects Pediatric Occupational Therapist Salaries

Late-Career
▲25%

▲12%

Mid-Career
▲5%

National Average
$65,000

▼6%

Skills That Affect Pediatric Occupational Therapist Salaries

Autism
▲21%

Neonatal Intensive Care Unit (NICU)
▲13%

Feeding
▲4%

Pediatrics
▼0%

National Average
$65,000

Diagnosis and Treatment Planning
▼5%

Sensory Integration
▼6%

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 52 votes.

Gender

Female
99 %
Male
1 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
21%
1-4 years
42%
5-9 years
14%
10-19 years
14%
20 years or more
9%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 61%
dental benefits
Dental: 43%
vision benefits
Vision: 31%
no benefits
None: 37%
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