Pediatric Occupational Therapists in the United States are largely women. The group as a whole has a nationwide average of $61K annually for pay. Location is the biggest factor affecting pay for this group, followed by career duration. Although over a third lack health benefits of any kind, the larger part do enjoy medical insurance, and just over two-fifths get dental coverage, too. Job satisfaction for Pediatric Occupational Therapists is high. The data for this synopsis comes from respondents who took the PayScale salary survey.
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$48,570 - $75,745
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MEDIAN: $60,583
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$26.21 - $56.13
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National Salary Data (?
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$0$32K$64K$96K
Salary
$48,570 - $75,745  
   
Bonus
$306.39 - $3,878  
Profit Sharing
$509  
Total Pay (?
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$50,731 - $94,900  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 18 Jan 2017 | Individuals Reporting: 382
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$25$50$75
Hourly Rate
$26.21 - $56.13  
   
Overtime
$20.43 - $73.40  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$50K$100K$150K
Bonus
$306.39 - $3,878  
   
Profit Sharing
$509  
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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$50,731 - $94,900  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 18 Jan 2017 | Individuals Reporting: 273

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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

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


For Pediatric Occupational Therapists, level of experience appears to be a somewhat less important part of the salary calculation — more experience does not correlate to noticeably higher pay. The average inexperienced worker's salary is approximately $62K, and people with five to 10 years of experience bring in more at around $69K on average. Pediatric Occupational Therapists see a median salary of $73K after reaching one to two decades on the job. After two decades in the workforce, the average Pediatric Occupational Therapist generally earns more than ever; median pay for this group is estimated at $81K.

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Key Stats for Pediatric Occupational Therapist

Gender

Female
97 %
Male
3 %

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 48 votes.
Less than 1 year
22%
1-4 years
42%
5-9 years
12%
10-19 years
16%
20 years or more
9%
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Experience Affects Pediatric Occupational Therapist Salaries

Late-Career
up arrow 26%

Experienced
up arrow 13%

Mid-Career
up arrow 6%

National Average
$65,000


Skills That Affect Pediatric Occupational Therapist Salaries

Neonatal Intensive Care Unit (NICU)
up arrow 14%

Autism
up arrow 14%

Feeding
up arrow 6%

Pediatrics
0%

National Average
$65,000

Diagnosis and Treatment Planning
up arrow 3%

Sensory Integration
up arrow 5%

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 48 votes.

Gender

Female
97 %
Male
3 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
22%
1-4 years
42%
5-9 years
12%
10-19 years
16%
20 years or more
9%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 63%
dental benefits
Dental: 44%
vision benefits
Vision: 31%
dental benefits
None: 35%
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