Pediatric Occupational Therapist Salary

Pediatric Occupational Therapists in the United States are largely women. The group as a whole has a nationwide average of $60K annually for pay. Location is the biggest factor affecting pay for this group, followed by career length. Slightly less than a third of professionals in this line of work do not receive benefits; however, the larger part report medical coverage and about one-half claim dental coverage as well. The majority of Pediatric Occupational Therapists claim high levels of job satisfaction. The data for this synopsis comes from respondents who took the PayScale salary survey.
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$46,934 - $76,693
(Median)
$47K
$60K
$77K
MEDIAN: $60,050
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$25.55 - $53.84
(Median)
$26
$36
$54
MEDIAN: $35.00
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National Salary Data (?
XAll compensation data shown are gross 10th to 90th percentile ranges. Take the PayScale Survey to find out how location influences pay for this job.
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$0$32K$64K$96K
Salary
$46,934 - $76,693  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $2,000  
Profit Sharing
$507  
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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$49,189 - $95,008  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 12 Jan 2016 | Individuals Reporting: 533
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$25$50$75
Hourly Rate
$25.55 - $53.84  
   
Overtime
$0.00 - $74.60  
National Annualized Data (?
XAll compensation data shown are gross 10th to 90th percentile ranges. Take the PayScale Survey to find out how location influences pay for this job.
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$0$50K$100K$150K
Bonus
$0.00 - $2,000  
   
Profit Sharing
$507  
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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$49,189 - $95,008  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 12 Jan 2016 | Individuals Reporting: 351
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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.


The average worker who claims fewer than five years of experience earns around $60K. In contrast, however, individuals who report five to 10 years in this occupation see a much larger median of $69K. Pediatric Occupational Therapists with one to two decades of relevant experience report an average salary of approximately $73K. People who have worked for 20 years or more actually report earning less than people who are in the middle of their careers; the veterans take home a mere $72K by contrast.

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Experience Affects Pediatric Occupational Therapist Salaries

Experienced
up arrow 15%

Late-Career
up arrow 13%

Mid-Career
up arrow 8%

National Average
$64,000


Skills That Affect Pediatric Occupational Therapist Salaries

Neonatal Intensive Care Unit (NICU)
up arrow 15%

Autism
up arrow 15%

Pediatrics
0%

National Average
$64,000

Sensory Integration
up arrow 1%

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 82 votes.

Gender

Female
95 %
Male
5 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
19%
1-4 years
37%
5-9 years
13%
10-19 years
22%
20 years or more
10%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 69%
dental benefits
Dental: 48%
medical benefits
Vision: 34%
dental benefits
None: 29%
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