Pediatric Occupational Therapist Salary

A Pediatric Occupational Therapist earns an average salary of $60,653 per year. People in this job generally don't have more than 20 years' experience. The skills that increase pay for this job the most are Autism and Neonatal Intensive Care Unit (NICU).
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MEDIAN: $60,653
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$26.44 - $55.24
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$0$32K$64K$96K
Salary
$49,089 - $76,240  
   
Bonus
$304.10 - $3,898  
Profit Sharing
$512  
Total Pay (?
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$50,988 - $94,860  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 25 Mar 2017 | Individuals Reporting: 355
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Hourly Rate
$26.44 - $55.24  
   
Overtime
$20.43 - $73.40  
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$0$50K$100K$150K
Bonus
$304.10 - $3,898  
   
Profit Sharing
$512  
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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$50,988 - $94,860  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 25 Mar 2017 | Individuals Reporting: 264

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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

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.

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National Average: $64,961

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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 49 votes.
Less than 1 year
22%
1-4 years
42%
5-9 years
12%
10-19 years
15%
20 years or more
9%
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Experience Affects Pediatric Occupational Therapist Salaries

Late-Career
▲25%

▲13%

Mid-Career
▲6%

National Average
$65,000

▼5%

Skills That Affect Pediatric Occupational Therapist Salaries

Autism
▲22%

Neonatal Intensive Care Unit (NICU)
▲14%

Feeding
▲4%

Pediatrics
▼0%

National Average
$65,000

Diagnosis and Treatment Planning
▼4%

Sensory Integration
▼5%

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 49 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
15%
20 years or more
9%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 62%
dental benefits
Dental: 43%
vision benefits
Vision: 30%
no benefits
None: 36%