The average rate for a Registered Occupational Therapist is $35.28 per hour. A skill in Geriatrics is associated with high pay for this job.
Registered Occupational Therapist Total Pay (?
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$46,861 - $82,010
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MEDIAN: $62,126
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Registered Occupational Therapist Total Pay (?
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$26.98 - $46.27
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MEDIAN: $35.00
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National Salary Data

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$0$32K$64K$96K
Salary
$46,861 - $82,010  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $2,417  
Total Pay (?
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$51,437 - $93,462  
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Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 21 Apr 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 1,604
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$22$44$66
Hourly Rate
$26.98 - $46.27  
   
Overtime
$32.44 - $65.88  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$50K$100K$150K
Bonus
$0.00 - $2,417  
   
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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$51,437 - $93,462  
PayScale
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 21 Apr 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 1,604
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Job Description for Registered Occupational Therapist
A registered occupational therapist performs occupational therapy treatments for a variety of clients, from very young children to the elderly to individuals with developmental delays and/or severe injuries. Aside from the actual therapy, registered occupational therapists perform evaluations on sensory motor, neuromuscular, and cognitive activities to determine the level of care needed. They also supervise occupational therapy assistants.
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Registered 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 Difference By Location
San Francisco
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Los Angeles
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Boston
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Kansas City
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Houston
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National Average
$70,000
Chicago
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Dallas
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New York
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Austin
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Denver
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Indianapolis
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Minneapolis
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Milwaukee
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Columbus
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Experience Affects Registered Occupational Therapist Salaries

National Average
$70,000

Skills That Affect Registered Occupational Therapist Salaries

Certified Hand Therapist (CHT)
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Orthopedics
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National Average
$70,000
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Gender
Female
88%
female alumni
 
Male
12%
male alumni
Years of Experience
Less than 1 year
10%
1-4 years
27%
5-9 years
22%
10-19 years
28%
20 years or more
13%
Common Health Benefits
medical benefits Medical: 74% dental benefits Dental: 63%
vision benefits Vision: 49% employee benefits None: 23%
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