Registered Occupational Therapist Salary

A Registered Occupational Therapist earns an average wage of $36.94 per hour.
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$50,704 - $84,300
$51K
$67K
$84K
MEDIAN: $66,524
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$27.54 - $45.54
$28
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$46
MEDIAN: $36.94
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National Salary Data (?
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$0$31K$62K$93K
Salary
$50,704 - $84,300  
   
Bonus
$201.34 - $5,068  
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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$54,890 - $92,984  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 25 Mar 2017 | Individuals Reporting: 175
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$23$46$69
Hourly Rate
$27.54 - $45.54  
   
Overtime
$38.78 - $67.33  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$50K$100K$150K
Bonus
$201.34 - $5,068  
   
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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$54,890 - $92,984  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 25 Mar 2017 | Individuals Reporting: 362

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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

  • 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 Registered Occupational Therapist

Pay by Experience for a Registered Occupational Therapist has a positive trend. An entry-level Registered Occupational Therapist with less than 5 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $67,000 based on 273 salaries provided by anonymous users. Average total compensation includes tips, bonus, and overtime pay. A Registered 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 $75,000 based on 79 salaries. An experienced Registered Occupational Therapist which includes employees with 10 to 20 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $80,000 based on 151 salaries. A Registered 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 $82,000 based on 95 salaries.

Pay Difference by Location

National Average: $73,858

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Q: What is it like working as a Registered Occupational Therapist?

Registered Occupational Therapist in Baltimore:
"A job if you care."
Pros: Instilling independence. Relationship with patients and staff. Hours. Close commute.
Cons: Productivity. No holidays or sick days. Finding coverage. Threat of losing contract and job. Small company not being on top of salary equality, organization, and benefits.

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Key Stats for Registered Occupational Therapist

Gender

Female
90 %
Male
10 %

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 33 votes.
Less than 1 year
17%
1-4 years
29%
5-9 years
12%
10-19 years
25%
20 years or more
18%
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Experience Affects Registered Occupational Therapist Salaries

▲11%

▲8%

▲2%

National Average
$74,000

▼9%

Skills That Affect Registered Occupational Therapist Salaries



▲6%


▲1%

National Average
$74,000

Acute Care
▼2%

▼11%

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 33 votes.

Gender

Female
90 %
Male
10 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
17%
1-4 years
29%
5-9 years
12%
10-19 years
25%
20 years or more
18%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 70%
dental benefits
Dental: 62%
vision benefits
Vision: 49%
no benefits
None: 26%